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David Hawkinson

July 16, 1963 - June 21, 2014


6:30-7:30 P.M on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:30 P.M on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo.


a private family burial service will take place at the Nelson Cemetery near Alexandria, MN


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

David Hawkinson

July 16, 1963 - June 21, 2014


David Dean Hawkinson was born on July 16, 1963 in Fargo, ND the son of Donald and Marilyn (Laude) Hawkinson. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1981, playing hockey throughout his high school career. Following graduation he attended the Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis. David was married to Suzanne (Weinhandl) Hawkinson. They made their home in Wadena, MN where they raised their three children. They also owned and operated the local Taco Johns restaurant in Wadena and he enjoyed his time coaching hockey. David later moved to Fargo where he was employed as Manager of the Lone Star Steakhouse and served as a sales rep for Sysco Foods. For the past 13 years he has been employed as a Sales/Finance Manager for Valley Imports. David was united in marriage to Amy Miller on September 15, 2012 and happily gained three more children. Together they made their home in Fargo.

David’s greatest joy in life involved spending time with his children and grandchildren, being the best grandpa he could be. He also shared the passion for running and triathlon with his wife. He ran 7 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2011, as well as numerous other races. David’s loving and caring personality was evident by anyone who crossed his path. His precise attention to detail and his relentless pursuit of excellence was evident in the success he had in all phases of his life. Dave had a smile that could brighten any room and a laugh that will never be forgotten by those that he knew and loved.  

David joined the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014, near Grandin, ND from injuries sustained in a biking accident at age 50 years old. David is survived by his wife, Amy Miller of Fargo; his children – Joshua (Jaclyn) Hawkinson of Annandale, MN; Katherine (Travis) DeGier of Carlos, MN; Evan, Erika, Ellie Miller of Fargo; and Chelsey Ogurchak of Williston, ND; his four grandchildren – Zackary Hawkinson, Alexa DeGier, Easton DeGier, and Brady Hawkinson; and his parents, Donald and Marilyn Hawkinson of Gold Canyon, AZ. Also surviving are his siblings – Becky (Bruce) Smith of Elk River, MN; Cheryl (Richard Keck) Hawkinson of Dublin, OH; Donald (Dawn) Hawkinson of Fargo; and Lori (Tony) Kleinjan of Bartlett, TN; his parents-in-law, Edward and Tara Skaar of Sidney, MT; his brother-in-law, Aaron Skaar of Sidney; several nieces and nephews and many other very dear relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Thomas Hawkinson.


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51 responses to “David Hawkinson”

  1. Lamont Miller says:

    So sorry Amy I just lost my love,Dede to cancer and know the lonely feeling we both have. If I can help in anyway be sure to ask. Prayer are with you.

  2. Tim Norsten says:

    Inver Grove Heights , Minnesota
    We are all so sorry to hear about the loss of our friend, David. He opened up his home to me several times when several of us came up to Fargo from the Twin Cities. His kindness and welcoming personality will be missed by all. Heaven has it’s newest Angel.

  3. Kay (Eide) Merg says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family and friends. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to talk with Dave at our last high school class reunion. He was so happy and talked about how proud he was of his children. He will be missed.
    Kay (Eide) Merg

  4. Pat Palmer and Yolanda Polman says:

    Alexandria and Royalton MN
    Sending prayers and strength for all of you. It has been a difficult and complicated year. May God provide you with the solace you need to find peace.

  5. Eloise Haaland says:

    Fargo ND
    Marilyn and Don and family — Was so shocked to realize that it was your son David in the news — my deepest sympathies to the entire family — I remember all your “kids” from the “old days” — Thoughts and prayers!

  6. Jodi Combs says:

    Buffalo ND
    So sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

  7. gayle swanson says:

    wheatland ndI’m so sad to hear about David. I would buy cars from him and he was just be wonderful all way had a nice smile on his face. What a nice man he was. If god made more of him. The world would be a better place to live. Will miss you David.

  8. Kurt Kooyer and Maria Weller says:

    West Fargo David’s kindness, integrity, enthusiasm, compassion and courage will forever be an inspiration to us. May God’s grace ease the aching in our grieving hearts, and the collective love of friends and community be a comfort to his family.

  9. Marcia Sperry says:

    beachroadBeach NdI’m so sorry you lost Dave. Know that I care, but I have no advice but to pray. ask for everything… UNDERSTANING, courage,strength,peace,consolation. these I have prayed for you. Be thankful for love shared, precious moments and cherished memories. Sincere Sympathy, Aunty M

  10. Valerie J. Kolle says:

    Fargo ND
    Do You Have The Time?

    A charmer, yet honest and sincere,
    The “baby” of a family of five.
    So many friends and family are affected by him here,
    Wishing he was still alive.

    He seemed to run a race against time,
    Yet, we were all unaware,
    How long, or how short of a time…
    God had placed him here.

    He took time to be the best dad a kid could enjoy,
    To get down on the floor with a restless grandchild, lulling him to a calmness and sleep with a song,
    His trustworthiness gained him countless friends and coworkers with whom he’d get along,
    Into this world, he showed optimism, heart and joy, as an adult “middle-aged man” and as a young boy.

    Val J. Kolle 6/26/20

  11. Jenny Durbin says:

    West Fargo Sending my prayers to you and your family.

  12. Kelley Rusk says:

    Frazee MN
    In loving memory of my dear old friend Dave, we’ve been golfing buddies and friends for just under a decade and in the recent past we would keep track of every shot and final round score and tally the score cards each year to see who won…needless to say we were at a tie heading into this season, funny how that works. He would never let me win! Dave’s compassion for the game and his family and friends is above everything else, even though he wouldn’t let a challenge stand in his way. Dave’s witty personality, sense of humor, smile and laugh fit him to a tee! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of Davie (as I called him), once you crossed paths with Dave, you had never met a more caring soul. He loved everyone he worked with, ran with, biked with and even the nice guy at the pro shop that gave him a rain check for 9 holes of golf when he couldn’t finish his 18 holes in 2 hours because of darkness. Dave never gave up on anything! Dave’s life was a glorious one and unfortunately ended way too short. Thankfully he finally met the one person that completed him, Amy, what a gal, mother and wife to our Dave, David and Davie. In closing, my heart felt sorrow for his parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, relatives and friends. I hope that you have Facebook up there in heaven Dave so that you can keep up with everyone, not that you won’t be looking down on all of us. I love you and always will. Rest in peace my friend.

  13. Judy Stephens says:

    Lee’s Summit MissouriI am so sorry to hear about David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all. He is now with his son in heaven.

  14. Jerry Oye says:

    Hawkinson family,

    My heart goes out to all of you in this time of need, he was taken away from us way too early in life. I had only known Dave for the past few years in the running community but he had always greeted me with a smiling face and had a demeanor about him that was contagious. He will now be greeted at the gates by his son and they can start back where they left off.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you.

    Jerry Oye

  15. Marsha Brakvatne says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

  16. Lisa Beach says:

    Moorhead Amy, I am so sad to here of David’s passing. You both were such special people to share with during our time at grief share. I have been thinking so much of what a kind and gentle man he seemed to be. How important family was to him. I just wanted you to know that you have been prayers and thoughts. Take care.

  17. Richard Hentges says:

    Fargo ND
    We send our sympathies on the loss of your son, David.

    Sincerely, The Hentges Family

  18. Alex Larson says:

    harvey North Dakota
    I just want to give my condonlences to David and his family. i was on an Amtrack Train going to wisconsin since my brother is in the icu with severe brain damage from an accident, anyways we watched the accident happen right before our eyes and stopped the train, i have a little medical training so i was one of the first off the train, by the time i got to david and checked his pulse it was gone, so i rotated out with our conductor on doing compressions while the nurse that was aboard was doing resperations, we did
    CPR on this man for about 20 minutes as the AED would not allow us to shock him becuase his heart was not fibberlating, by the time resuce got there they allowed us to continue doing cpr for approximately 5 more minutes on david, until the told us to stop, i offer my deepest condolences to your family and to david, if there are any questions i may be able to answer feel free to give me a call at 701-301-7945 and ask for alex…. my god bless you and your family

  19. Sondra and Doug Manns says:

    Ostrander OhioCheryl, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Shelley Lashkowitz says:

    Denver COMarilyn & Don, sorry to read about the loss of your son. I remember when he was born, July 1963. My prayers are with you.

    Shelley Lashkowitz

  21. Steve and Laura Owens says:

    Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathies are with the entire Hawkinson family in your time of loss. We were fortunate to know Dave and enjoy time with him over the years. Most recently, it was fun to see him at various races and kids’ activities with his new family. They say the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long….Dave surely shined bright and will be greatly missed. May God hold you in his hands as you work through the loss of David and put you at peace knowing he is resting now with Andy.

  22. Laurie Christianson and The Damm Family says:

    Fosston Minnesota
    Dave was a very kind, caring, full-hearted, giving, and all around special man to many. Everyday he loved to the fullest and gave life 100% until God called him home. We have so many memories with Dave and his family that we will proud to keep tucked in our hearts. His smile and laugh will never be forgotten and he will always be a part of our lives. Together we all will cherish his memories forever. Our deepest condolences to his mom, dad, brother, sisters, Amy and children, Sue, Josh, Katie, grandchildren, and many loved ones who had to say goodbye to this amazing man, Dave. A loss we will never understand. May he rest peacefully along side his Son Andy in Heaven and along with many of our loved ones. Our sympathy to all of Dave’s family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Kari (Lehmkuhl) Dircks says:

    Annandale MN
    I extend my deepest sympathy to all of Dave’s family & friends in his tragic and sudden death. I remember him through WDC hockey years ago he was a great man. You all will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers. May you be blessed with peace, strength & comfort…

  24. Bob Allen says:

    Minot ND
    I am so sorry for the loss of David. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral, but Jon will be there and he could explain why. You all can feel blessed to have had him in your lives.

    Bob & Sandy Allen

  25. Larry and Sally Miller says:

    Bismarck ND
    We had the privilege of meeting and visiting with Dave on many occasions, and he was always smiling and so polite. Evan, Erika, and Ellie (3 of our grandchildren) enjoyed spending time with Dave, and he seemed to be a wonderful stepdad to them all.
    Our hearts are heavy with sadness, and we can only hope and pray that something positive will be the outcome from this tragic death.
    To Amy, Evan, Erika, Ellie, and all of the rest of Dave’s family, we are so very sorry that you have lost such a special person in your lives. Dave was obviously well-loved in the community, and admired for his positive outlook on everything. We know there will be a major void in your lives, and we pray that your faith, along with the support of family and friends, will help you find the strength to cope.
    God bless each and every one of you. Tears will be shed for a long time, but don’t forget to smile at the thought of Dave, too. He’ll be watching for that.

  26. Brad & Debbie Ellingworth says:

    Wadena MN
    . Dave-you will be missed by many-rest in peace–the Lord be with you always!!!

  27. Sue Zeltinger says:

    Deepest sympathies to Amy and family. Our office was very sad to hear of David’s accident . Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The staff at South University Dental

  28. Cheryl Hawkinson and Richard Keck says:

    Dublin OhioAmy, Josh and Katie:

    We love you and please let us know if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


    Cheryl and Richard

    Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Richard

  29. Cheryl Hawkinson says:

    Dublin OhioDavid:
    You were an amazing son, brother, husband, father and grandpa. I miss you so much already and love you so much. I know you are with Andy. I miss your laugh and talking with you. Although we lived miles apart when we talked or got together it was we never were apart.

    Love your sister,


  30. Laurie Bonn says:

    West Fargo My deepest Sympathy to you and your family Amy! You will continue to be a part of our thoughts and prayers and may you find strength and healing in the days to come. So sorry for your Loss.

  31. Christy Galloway says:

    Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathies to Amy & family ~ Amy, our little corner of the TMI building is quiet and your dark office reminds us of what you are going through. There are a lot of caring thoughts being spoken here. When you return to your office, please let me know the best way to show I care….if you need to hug or cry, I can do that….if you need to see a smile, I will always smile back at you! My thoughts are with you….

  32. Jayre Nelson says:

    Mandan North Dakota
    Keeping the Hawkinson family in my thoughts and prayers. Dave was such a good and caring man. May God give you strength during this difficult time

  33. Berton and Barbara Greenside says:

    White Bear Twp MN
    Our sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of David Hawkinson.

    We were aboard the Amtrak returning to St Paul when the accident occurred parallel to our train. We were shaken to the core and immediately joined in prayer for your precious David. He was not alone, our Lord was with him. We believe it will be of comfort to you to know how quickly all medical personnel aboard the train (this included a doctor) were dispatched to give immediate aid. We have a new respect for Amtrak for this display of compassion. David was lying in lush green grass, not on the pavement.

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15

    The driver of the pickup was distraught and in such agony we wept for him too.

  34. Chuck & Shirley Uetz says:

    Beach ND
    Amy so very sorry for your loss. I never met Dave, but reading the many notices Dave must have been a wonderful man. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Love you, Aunt Shirley

  35. Sonya says:

    To all who knew Dave…..may your pain find peace in His love and mercy. As only an acquaintance through my Valley connection, I am saddened by this tragic and sudden loss of a life so well lived. For those close to Dave, unimaginable. Thank you, Dave Hawkinson, for making the world a better place. May we honor your memory by sharing a smile, a kindness, something good, to those we meet along life’s pathway. Blessings.

  36. Bob&Mert Melvin says:

    Elkmont,Al. Don,Marilyn,and family,
    We are sorry to hear of David’s death. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob&Mert.

  37. Scott Carlson says:

    Fargo ND
    Amy and Family:
    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Dave was such a talented, kind and loving man. I always looked forward to working out with him, seeing his big smile and hearing his laugh.

    Your great faith in God will carry your through this.

  38. Heather Garlie says:

    Moorhead MN
    Amy- I’m sorry to hear of your families loss. You will be in out prayers.

  39. Valerie Eider McDonald says:

    Larimore ND
    So sorry for you Loss.

  40. Judy&George Ivers says:

    Alexandria MnSo sorry for your loss

  41. John & Lyn Erickson says:

    Red Lodge MTOur send our sincere sympathy to all members of the Hawkinson family. We remember David from our hockey days in Fargo with fond memories.
    Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time.

  42. Codi and Jaden Austreim says:

    Williston Sending our deepest condolences to you all during this incredibly sad time… May you find strength through all the prayers sent your way by those who know and love you!

  43. Susan Schwartz Bauer says:

    Fargo ND
    Don, Marilyn and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and be with your during this difficult and sad time. Please know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep memories of David in you hearts as they will give you solace in the days ahead. Hugs to you.
    Susan Schwartz Bauer

  44. Julie Wilson says:

    Moorhead MnThere are no perfect words to express how deeply sadden I am for you to have a loss as great as Dave. My continued prayers for you and the Hawkinson family. Love Julie Wilson

  45. Jeff & Barb Hanson says:

    Fargo ND
    Amy and family-
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you continually. We loved running into both of you and visiting about biking, etc. Jeff came home on Saturday morning, saying how much enjoyed seeing both of you. How fragile life is. May you feel God’s care and comfort during this time.

    Jeff & Barb

  46. Kevin and Alicia Fitz says:

    West Fargo ND
    Never does this sit well and especially when it happens to someone as sweet, kind, and sincere a soul as Dave. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family.

    Kevin and Alicia Fitz

  47. Jamie and Kaley Steidl says:

    Fargo ND
    Sending our love and prayers to your entire family. Dave will be greatly missed.

  48. Jerry and Janice Denny says:

    Wadena MN
    We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s death.. He was a wonderful family friend. Dave was such a kind and caring man.. His life was taken way to soon.. R.I.P Dave…. We are keeping you all in our prayers.. Love , Jerry and Janice Denny

  49. Hydee Wright says:

    Sebeka MN
    Josh, Katie, Amy and families…I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. Another amazing person gone too soon, he will be missed by many. We are all holding you in our hearts and thoughts.

  50. Janet Weinhandl says:

    Josh, Katie, Amy and families you have my deepest sympathy. Dave touched many lives and will live on in each of you. He will be missed, but is happy with Andy. Love you!

    Auntie Janet

  51. Jenny Aune says:

    Verona WIAmy, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
    The Aune’s
    Jenny, Steve, Andrew and Ben

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