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Gary Lee Hawkins

1938 - 2021



Brodhead - Gary L. Hawkins, age 83, of Brodhead, passed away at home on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  He was born on March 10, 1938, the son of Orville and Doris (Berndt) Hawkins.  Gary is survived by his son Doug (Sherri) Hawkins, daughter Terri (Kurt) Severson and son Travis Hawkins, two sisters Vicki Ingwell and Rhonda (Craig) Buhlmann.  He had seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

Gary was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Vic Ingwell.

Gary’s passion was dairy farming for over 40 years.  After farming he worked for Knight Manufacturing (Kuhn North America Inc.) and retired at the age of 70.

Gary’s kids would like to give a very special tribute to his life-long friend Bob Olsen. Also a special thanks to Denise Arfsten, Gary’s homecare giver.  Without Denise’s compassion, kindness and patience, Gary would have not been able to stay in his home.

In honoring Gary’s wishes there will be no public funeral services.  The family will have private funeral services at a later date.  Memorials can be sent to the family in his memory and should be mailed to the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Brodhead WI  53520.   608-897-2484

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The Smithgroup Madison/Milwaukee Team

April 22, 2021 12:26 PM

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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jeff and lori pierce

May 5, 2021 11:01 AM

I remember Gary as a man I admired. It was easy to see going by the farm that he was a successful farmer with a strong work ethic. I especially remember him supporting Doug and Terri (and their teammates) during sporting events. I'm sure he made more than one ref cringe when he pointed out their deficiency on a bad call :) To the family: very sorry for your loss.

Naomi Erickson Gourley

April 24, 2021 4:15 PM

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing.  Always a good friend and spoke when ever I saw him. Sympathy goes out to all of his family.,

Cora Ball

April 23, 2021 7:22 PM

Class of 1956, Brodhead High School
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Dick and Leann Lindemann

April 22, 2021 10:16 AM

Remembering Gary fondly. We all lost a great guy!
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