Evelyn Hawkins, 80Evelyn Hawkins, 80, of Pine Island, died Thursday May 3, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.
Evelyn Hawkins, 80, of Pine Island, died Thursday May 3, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. The Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday May 7 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Pine Island, with Father Randall Kasal officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday May 6 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home-Mahler Chapel in Pine Island and one hour prior to Mass Monday at the church.
Evelyn Rauchenstein was born June 19, 1931, in Concord Township, Dodge County, Minn., to Joseph and M. Beatrice (Prentiss) Rauchenstein. She spent her early years in the Old Concord area. When she was 5, her family moved to Rochester. She attended and graduated from Rochester Central High School in 1949. On June 24, 1950, she married Laurence H. Hawkins in Rochester. They made their home on the Hawkins family farm, rural Pine Island. Evelyn was a homemaker and worked several jobs. After retiring she developed her skill as an artisan working in stained glass and glass crafts, displaying and showing her crafts at various shows.
Evelyn was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and enjoyed music, movies, traveling, maintaining her lawn and was an avid reader. Evelyn is survived by her children, Steven (Kathleen) Hawkins of Rochester, Teresa (Allan) Zemke of Red Wing, Laurel (David) Gorham of Big Rapids, Mich., Christopher (Laurie) Hawkins of Janesville and Daniel Hawkins of Pine Island; daughter-in-law, Judy Cook of Pine Island; 12 grandchildren, Ryan (Erin) Hawkins, Sean Hawkins, Kyle (Sarah) Zemke, Kelli Zemke, Ethan Gorham, Tim Gorham, Greg Hawkins, Brenna Hawkins, Derek Hawkins, Kathleen Hawkins, Erin (Brad) Keifenheim and Rachel Hawkins and one great granddaughter, Lauren Hawkins. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence; parents, Joseph and Beatrice; grandson, Erik Hawkins and brother, Wayne Rauchenstein. Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Alzheimer’s Association.
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