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Donald E. Hawkins
September 18, 1931 ~ August 15, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Donald E. Hawkins, 90, of Fairmount, Indiana passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022, at his home in Fairmount. He was born in Grant County, Indiana on September 18, 1931, to Oscar T. and Esther (Jones) Hawkins.
Donald was a graduate of Banquo High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard. He married Retha Jones in 1954, she passed away August 1985. He then married Joanne Turner on June 25, 1988. He was a farmer and also was an electrician for 37 years at Ball Foster Glass Factory in Marion, Indiana. Donald loved his family, motorcycles, enjoyed welding, and loved going to Florida.
Donald is survived by his wife, Joanne of Fairmount, Indiana; one son, Donald E. Hawkins of LaFontaine, Indiana; three daughters, Sherry McCollum of Marion, Indiana, Karen (Danny) Wehr of Warren, Indiana, Christina Hawkins of Marion, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Brock Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are directed to American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Donald Hawkins' final arrangements.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com