Richard G. (Dick) Hawkinson, 88, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away October 27, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, at First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, Kansas 66208.
Dick was born in Galesburg, Ilinois, June 22, 1925. After graduation from Galesburg High School in 1943 he entered the U.S. Navy, serving from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He also was recalled during the Korean Police Action and served 22 months.
Upon his return after World War II, he graduated from Browns Business College, Galesburg, Illinois in 1947 and immediately started working for National Biscuit Company, Burlington, Iowa. Spending 40 years in various locations and positions, he retired from Nabisco in 1987.
A member of First Lutheran Church, Mission Hills, Kansas since 1956, he was very active in various church activities and held numerous positions during his years of membership.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Glenna; daughter Christine Trotta; son Richard G. Hawkinson II (Jeanie); son Lloyd D. (Lynn); six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister Dorothy Miller, Galesburg, IL. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, Kanssa 66208 or the Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.