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Leo T. Hawkey, age 79, of Curtiss, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at his home in the Town of Mayville. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 Noon Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. The Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM Friday until the time of services at the funeral home in Abbotsford. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Mayville.


Leo was born January 5, 1934 to Joseph and Josephine (Winters) Hawkey in Winamac, IN. He attended Saint Mary’s Catholic School in South Bend, IN until 8th grade. Leo graduated from Winamac High School in 1952. Leo was united in marriage to Carol Ann Timm on June 27, 1953 in Winamac, IN. He worked in Winamac for 4 years as a butcher, he then had his own butcher shop in Breman, IN. In 1969 Leo and Carol moved to Curtiss, WI where he had a hobby farm and started working for Nolechek’s Meats in Thorp, WI until the time of his death.


Leo loved to fish and enjoyed hunting and gardening, he was an avid sausage maker for over 60 years.


Leo is lovingly survived by his wife: Carol Ann Hawkey of Wausau, children; Daniel (Deb) Hawkey of Elkhart, IN, Linda (Ken) Lobacz of Thorp, Sherry (DuWayne) Dahlke of Curtiss, Laura (Roger) Frane of Curtiss, John (Diane Arndt) Hawkey of Abbotsford, Tina Hawkey of Colby, Dean Hawkey of Dorchester, Melody (Todd) Swatzina of Colby, Todd (Tammy) Hawkey of Abbotsford.18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters; Rosemary (Bill) Watts of Winamac, IN and Patricia Hill of Depoe Bay, OR.


Leo is preceded in death by his parents, his son; Joe Hawkey in 1993, his daughter; Theresa Hawkey in 1972 and his brother; Harold Hawkey.

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