Born on Nov. 18, 1945 in Rome, Georgia, Mr. Hawkins was the owner of J&B Welding Supply.
Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Hawkins (nee Zick); his children, Michael, Scott (Patti), Laura (Michal) Koenig-Aprim and Jay (Alpha), and Jennifer Marie Zick and Norbert Patrick Zick; his grandchildren, Heather, Douglas, Paige, Danielle, Matthew, Lauren, Barbara, Athena, Jasmine, Conrad and Cayden; his sisters-in-law, Geri (Ray) Matusak and Cathie Doyle; his special cousin, Pat Bihun; his many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his fur-babies, Penny and Buster.
Services have been held. Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674 or to The Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.