Frank Paul Hawkinson, 86, son of Charlie and Elsbeth Hawkinson, Savonburg, died March 31, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. He was born Sept. 6, 1927.
In 1931, when he was 3 years old, he went with his mother and two sisters, Pauline and Francis, to Sweden to see relatives.
He completed eight years at Odense School, six miles west of Savonburg, and graduated from Savonburg High School in 1945.
Frank married Effie Christine Haddan on Nov. 25, 1951, at the Stark Friends parsonage, Stark, with the Rev. Luther Dillon officiating.
He was a farmer/stockman, and a mechanic, working on his own equipment. He cleared trees and built ponds with his D7 Caterpillar. He collected antique Case tractors, had an extensive spark plug collection, and loved going to auctions and antique tractor shows.
He was a member of the Odense Community Club.
Survivors include his wife, Christine; three sons, David and his wife, Rhonda, Savonburg, Charles and his wife, Gloria, Erie, and Gary and his wife, Rhonda, Savonburg; and a daughter, Sheryl, and her husband Roger Ludlum, Waverly; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Elsbeth; a brother, Fredolph; and three sisters, Marie Crooks, Pauline Butts and Frances Jordan.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Covenant Church, three miles west of Savonburg.
Burial will be at Odense Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, St. Francis Hospital in Wichita or the Odense Community Club. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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