Obituary: John “Jack” Hawkey

May 27, 1937 – July 7, 2019 

John “Jack” Hawkey, 82, of the Town of Clay Banks died peacefully, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Ellison Bay. John married Patricia Sorenson on October 18, 1958, at the Tanum Church. He worked at Algoma Plywood his entire career. John enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn, blowing snow, feeding the birds and working in his shed.

John will be missed by his loving wife, Pat; sons, David (Linda) Hawkey and Bruce (Brenda) Hawkey; daughter, Terri (David) DeNamur; grandchildren, Derik, Kirsten, Megan, Trevor, and Jared; sister-in-law, Carol (Lee) Uecker and their children.

John was preceded in death by his mother; son, Kevin (1980); in-laws; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

John’s life will be honored with a memorial service on Saturday, July 20, 11 am, at the Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vignes, with Pastor Peter Mannoja officiating. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will take place 9:30-11 am.

John’s family extends a heartfelt thank-you for the wonderful care given to him by the staff at Anna’s Healthcare and Unity Hospice and to Pastor Peter Mannoja for visiting John.

Huehns Funeral Home and Door County Crematory of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family of John Hawkey. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of John can be shared through his tribute page at

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