ANNA MARIE HAWKINSON

Anna Hawkinson, of Mora, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Scandia House in Mora.  She was 97 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Calvary Lutheran Church of Mora with Rev. Dean Oelkfe officiating.

VISITATION  will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Mora.

In lieu of Flowers, Memorials are preferred to Kanabec County Hospice

Anna Marie Hawkinson, of Mora, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Scandia House in Mora.  She was 97 years old.
Anna was born on October 28, 1914 on the family farm near Badger, Minnesota to parents Frank and Bessie (Reznik) Ratkovec.  She attended the Stoffel country school until the 6th grade then helped the family on the farm.  Being the eldest child, she helped her father with the animals and in the fields.  In 1931, Anna moved to St. Paul where she lived with an aunt, uncle, and cousins.  In 1933, she traveled with them to the World’s Fair in Chicago.  As a young woman, she worked as a maid and child caregiver in St. Paul and during the summer along the St. Croix River near Scandia.  She continued to work until she was united in marriage to Raymond Fredrick Hawkinson.  Together they bought Anna’s parents’ farm near Badger, MN and farmed until September of 1947.  They moved back to Scandia for a year then moved to Grygla, MN where Anna and Raymond both worked in a restaurant-bar establishment.  In 1951, they bought a farm near Gonvick, MN where they farmed for the next twenty-five years.  After selling the farm, Anna and Raymond moved to a home near Glen, MN where they lived for fourteen years.   In 1990, they moved to Mora and purchased their home on Walnut Street. They lived there until moving to the Villages of Mora in 2001.  In November of 2009, Anna moved to the Scandia House in Mora where she spent her final years.
Anna enjoyed cooking and visiting with her family and friends.  She loved gardening, especially tending to her many flowers.  She always had flowers blooming inside and outside of her home.  She enjoyed playing cards and games with her grandchildren.  She also spent many hours crocheting afghans, and embroidering gifts for her family and friends.
Anna is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; grandson, Darwin; and siblings, Frank, John, Filamaine, and Eleanor.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (JoAnne) Hawkinson of Blaine and Leland (Julie) Hawkinson of Coon Rapids, daughter, Beverly (Arnold) Brendalen of Mora; brother,  Anton Ratkovec of California; six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, many great and step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

5 guestbook entries for ANNA MARIE HAWKINSON

  1. Ken & Becky Bergstrom January 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    We will will all miss Anna at Scandia House. May the joy of her “new home” with Christ give you and your family peace.

  2. Julie Hawkinaon January 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Anna, You will be missed by all of us. You are the best mother in law to teach cooking, and the old ways of making things. Your flowers and gardens were always well tended to and grew with love. Your kindness, love for all will be treasured forever. You will forever be in my heart and prayers. You and Raymond are now together forever. Love always, Julie Hawkinson

  3. Frances Holloway January 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    I remember the years growing up auntie Anna, Ray and family coming to visit, allways look forward to their visits. Auntie is my mothers sister and I miss them both, I will always hold them in my heart as I do all the families. She always was a kind person and that means a lot to me. I will pray for her and to know she is at peace. Pray for her whole family and help them through their time of sorrow.
    Frances and family

  4. Nathan Hawkinson January 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Grandma,
    I don’t even know where to begin….nothing I could ever say would be enough to tell you how much I Love You, or how much you mean to me. I am so glad that you are with grandpa again and were reunited with him on the day that Brooke and I celebrated the first eight months of our marriage. We are so glad that you could make it here to see us at our reception. We feel that Heavenly Father had a plan, and it meant a lot to us to celebrate our day with you and grandpa reuniting once again. I wont ever forget how when we’d come to visit you would hold our hands for hours and kiss our wedding rings. Brooke and I have always felt a close connection to you and grandpa. When I asked you what the secret to you lasting loving marriage is you told me: “You have to give and take.” You had to give grandpa to Heavenly Father five years ago, and now he has taken you to be with him for eternity. Our wedding song “In Better Hands Now” has been playing since we got to Minnesota -that is a sign to us you are in Heaven. You will be missed so very much, but we know that you are in a much better place where you are not suffering, are happy, and at your best. We look forward to seeing you again -and we know until that day comes that you will be with us and watch over us. We will remember your cooking of course, our laughs, the tears, and all of the happiness that we all shared. Say hi to grandpa for us. -To my father’s family our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She is a great woman and the best grandmother anyone could ever have. We Love You!

  5. Donnie Kern January 24, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    From all the Brothers and Sisters of the Cabinet Makers Local 1865… you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of one of our most valued member”s beloved Mother.

    May God Bless and keep you in his thoughts as we do during this time of remembrance and mourning of Anna.

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