Helen M. Hawkins, age 92

Helen M. Hawkins, 92 of Syracuse, passed away on February 22, 2021. She was born April 10th, 1928 to Nick & Emma (Moeller) Brixius in Grant, NE.

Survived by children Patricia (Chris) Brandfass of Lakeland, Florida, Ronald (Diane) Hawkins of Syracuse; Grandson: Tyler Hawkins of Syracuse; sister-in-law Margaret Hawkins of Huntingdon, Tennessee; sister-in-law Lena Phillips of Cochran, Georgia; Special family friends Brad (Robin) Berner; Brandon (Becca), Hadyn, Mason Berner; Chantelle (Aaron), Jackson, Presley Jo, Carter Schroeder. Many nieces and nephews.

Preceded by husband Joe Hawkins; Mother and Father; brother Cecil Brixius and wife Margaret; brother Earl Brixius and wife Nona; brother Donald Brixius and wife Lavina; brother-in-law Jesse Hawkins; brother-in-law Charles Hawkins and wife Jackie; and brother-in-law Lee Phillips.

Helen enjoyed being with family, bowling, playing cards, and traveling. Helen and Joe traveled to 49 states, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.

Helen started her life during the great depression in Grant, Nebraska.  Living on the family farm created many stories to pass on to her family. She met her husband Joe, a Georgia boy, while he was working the wheat harvest through western Nebraska. They were married on Christmas Eve in 1953 and began a life of many adventures. In the first few years of their marriage they lived in more than a half dozen states while Joe was working for the geological survey.  Together they built their business Hawkins Drainage & Tile where Helen worked as the bookkeeper while being a full-time homemaker.  They retired and sold their business and spent their retirement years traveling and spending time with family.  Helen and Joe loved children and became grandparents to Tyler, Brandon and Chantelle.

Public funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 2 P.M. at Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse. Masks and social distancing required. The service will be livestreamed on the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial (also livestreamed) will follow at the Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com

Posted online on March 04, 2021