Fannie L. Hawkins April 07, 1935 - September 06, 2022

Fannie Amelia Louise (VanRaepenbusch) Hawkins was born on April 7, 1935 to Marguerite and Ferdinand VanRaepenbusch. She passed away on September 7, 2022 at home.

Fannie graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1953. On August 6th of 1955, she married the love of her life Art Hawkins. She traveled all over the United States with him during his military career. They share four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After 20 years of service, she retired in 1999 from Peoples State Bank (Fifth Third).

She was an officer in the Military Wives Club and was associated with the Twin Cities DAV Chapter 17, Womens Society at Church and worked as an Election Inspector.

Fannie was a very familiar face at McDonald’s in Coloma and Burger King in Watervliet. She knew every employee and manager there by name.

She enjoyed bringing refreshments and flowers to her church, writing out cards, and visiting shut-ins with her dear friend Diane Gale.

Fannie enjoyed spending time with her close friends Don and Sharon Carney who were her “honorary” family members.

She especially loved attending her great granddaughter Leah’s dance recitals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Doris, her great grandson Donovan, brother-in-law Harold Gabriel and many other friends and relatives.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no memorial service has been planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Those who would like to leave a message or share a memory with the family may do so online by selecting the Guestbook option on this page.

Fannie leaves behind her husband Art; children: Charles Hawkins, Randall Hawkins, Margie (Jeff) Lodge and Theresa (Joe) Becker; grandchildren: Charlie (Patricia) Hawkins, Zach (Shannon) Hawkins, Brandy (Corey) Wright, Josh (Ashley) Hawkins, Brandon Prince, Courtnee (Kevin) McGrew, Joseph Becker III and Melissa Becker; and great grandchildren: Bethany, Kyle, Haylee, Micah, Mcayla, Bryce, Blake, Ashton, Gavin, Jensen, Baylan, Myla, Braeden, Branson and Leah. Also surviving is her sister Esther, her two cats Lucky and Sofie as well as many friends, relatives and her neighbors on Pier Road.