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Linnea J. "Lynn" Hawes
Date of Death: December, 13 2019

          Linnea "Lynn" J. Hawes, 102, Escanaba, daughter of Carl and Jennie (Forslund) Johnson was born September 15, 1917 in Nestoria, MI, passed to be with her Lord and Savior on December 13, 2019.  She graduated from Michigammee High School in 1935 and then attended Ferris State College Secretarial School. She worked as a secretary for the Dept. of Agriculture, and later Dept. of Commerce in Washington, D.C .
          Lynn married Ensign Robert Hawes on November 14, 1942 in Chicago, IL, and moved to Escanaba in 1949 where Robert owned and operated Hawes Paint and Floor Covering. Linnea was a devout Christian and a member of Ford River Community Chapel. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening and being with beloved family and friends. 
          She is survived by one son: Douglas (Sharon) Hawes, three daughters: Susan (Bill) Waller, Katherine Rydquist, and Sandra (Rich) Miketinac, and her sister, Carol Bardenwerper. Also surviving are grandchildren: Paula Hawes, Kris (Dan) Aiken, Robert Hawes, Jarod Bolek, David (Sarah) Waller, Cari (Ken) Mosher, James (Theresa) Rydquist, Andrew Gauthier, Nick Gauthier, Joanne (Mike) Preston, Karen Lynn Miketinac and thirteen great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and a beloved family pet dog: Goliath. 
          Lynn is predeceased by her parents, husband: Robert, son-in-law Jack Rydquist, four sisters: Elsie Townsend, Lillian Johnson, Viola Persons and Norma Ball, in addition two sisters-in law, Maryjean Cunningham and Margory Hall and a great-grandson: Cameron Hawes.
          In keeping with Linnea Hawes, there will be no public services. Her family will celebrate her life at a later date. She will be laid to rest in the West Ford River Cemetery in the Spring.
          Her family would like to thank nurses: Trish and Rachel, aides: Keisha, Steve, Alyssa and Dani, and her special longtime friends: Eunice and Ethel for their care and support.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Hawes family.
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  • "I would like to celebrate Gigi's life by sharing the wonderful memories I have from visits at her place in Ford River - I was so fortunate to have been adopted into the family, and between holiday visits, sausage-making extravaganzas, and sharing a quiet moment with Grandpa Bob talking about his time in the Pacific, they are precious memories I will carry with me always. And heavens, let's not forget about the shenanigans, many of which she was a party to, that made it super fun for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren growing up! I know that you and Grandpa Bob are smiling down on us, Grandma Nea, and I'm so grateful that you've been reunited, and that I had the privilege of knowing you. Much love, and many hugs, to family and friends. --Kritter "

  • "I am very heartbroken to see her leave this world. However, I am blessed to have been lucky enough to be apart of her life even though it was a short time. I hope she has found peace and knows that I'll be keeping her marital advice, "Mind your business." I love you all and know that my thoughts do not stay from you."
    -Keisha Fox

  • "So sorry to hear of the loss of Lynn. What a beautiful person. The world has lost a special person. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
    -Steve & Denise Gauthier

  • "I am very saddened by the loss of Lynn. Ford River was a great place to grow up and the Hawes Family, so very special. Lynn was such a beautiful person, inside and out. I remember her always smiling and so kind. What a great life and family she was blessed with. What a welcome in Heaven she had! You are all in my thoughts and prayers, as I know this is a very hard time for everyone. Jackie"
    -Jackie (Kidd) Moore

  • "So glad her and Grandpa are together again. She felt at peace knowing that. Everyone that knew her would agree that she is the example of kindness and love that we all should strive for. Heaven is a nicer place now. Thank you Grandma Nae Nae! "
    -Jarod Bolek

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