DeVan A. Hawkinson, Annandale

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DeVan A. Hawkinson, age 63, of Annandale, died March 27, 2011, at his home in Annandale.
 Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating. Pallbearers were Tab Ashwill, Tracy Schill, Brett Hawkinson and Bart Hawkinson. Military Honors were provided by the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Family and friends called one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
 DeVan Allan Hawkinson was born March 13, 1948, in St. Cloud to Fred and Alma (Schauer) Hawkinson. He was baptized on April 18, 1948, and confirmed on April 29, 1962, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale; where he was a member throughout his life. DeVan graduated from Annandale High School with the class of 1966 and spent most of his life in Annandale. Shortly after graduating from high school, DeVan developed a mental illness that he suffered from for years to come. During the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He loved his animals, enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, billiards, music and staying physically fit. DeVan had a big heart, always wanting to be with and help his friends.
 He is survived by his sister, Diana (Thad) Ashwill of Annandale; brother, Denis (Luane) Hawkinson of New Brighton; nieces and nephews, Tab Ashwill, Trent (Jennifer) Ashwill, Tracy (Gary) Schill, Brett Hawkinson and Bart (Julie) Hawkinson; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn brother.
 Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.
DeVan A. Hawkinson, age 63, of Annandale, died March 27, 2011, at his home in Annandale.
 Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating. Pallbearers were Tab Ashwill, Tracy Schill, Brett Hawkinson and Bart Hawkinson. Military Honors were provided by the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Family and friends called one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
 DeVan Allan Hawkinson was born March 13, 1948, in St. Cloud to Fred and Alma (Schauer) Hawkinson. He was baptized on April 18, 1948, and confirmed on April 29, 1962, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale; where he was a member throughout his life. DeVan graduated from Annandale High School with the class of 1966 and spent most of his life in Annandale. Shortly after graduating from high school, DeVan developed a mental illness that he suffered from for years to come. During the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He loved his animals, enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, billiards, music and staying physically fit. DeVan had a big heart, always wanting to be with and help his friends.
 He is survived by his sister, Diana (Thad) Ashwill of Annandale; brother, Denis (Luane) Hawkinson of New Brighton; nieces and nephews, Tab Ashwill, Trent (Jennifer) Ashwill, Tracy (Gary) Schill, Brett Hawkinson and Bart (Julie) Hawkinson; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn brother.
 Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.
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