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Michael "Mike" A Hawkins

Michael Mike A. Hawkins, age 63, of Manhattan, died January 16, 2020 at the Kansas University Medical Center.

He was born on November 5, 1956 to Ralph and Betty Lou Hawkins in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Mike and his family lived in Beatrice, NE, until 1965 when they moved to Lincoln, NE. His family made another move in 1968 to Longmont, CO, followed by one more move back to his parents' beloved State of Nebraska in 1971.

Mike attended Nebraska City High School, graduating in 1975. During High School Mike ran distance track, and cross country. Mike was well known for his Ford Falcon. He and his friends put many miles on that car. A favorite past time during high school was the movie night at the drive in, they would fill the car as full as they could with peopleā€¦even the trunk! After high school Mike attended Southeast Community College in Milford, NE, where he studied design and drafting. After graduation he worked for Tagge Engineering in Holdrege, NE.

Mike departed Holdrege, NE, the summer of 1984 to join his father in opening Stagg Hill Transmissions in Manhattan, KS. Mike took over the reigns after his father retired.

Mike was united in marriage to Donna Pritchard Howell in 1990. Once united in marriage to Donna, Donna and Mike shared two children Kenton, and Bryan.

Mike and Donna enjoyed many trips especially to Cozumel Mexico during the summers. While in Cozumel, Mike and Donna enjoyed snorkeling, beach front restaurants and taking the ferry over to Cancun to explore. During the winter they traveled to many K-State bowl games.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph E. Hawkins, and Betty Lou Malone Hawkins.

He is survived by his spouse: Donna Hawkins of Manhattan, Kenton Howell of Manhattan and Bryan Howell of Manhattan; his sister Kathleen Hawkins Carmel (Adam) of Centennial, Colorado; his niece Laura Carmel Battaiola (Bill) of Billings, Montana; great nephew: four-year-old Michael Battaiola and nephew Alexander Carmel (Roula) of Seattle, Washington.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 24, 2020 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, KS. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday January 24, 2020 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, KS. Private Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Leonardville Cemetery in Leonardville, Kansas.

Memorial Funds are suggested to the ACS Hope Lodge in Kansas City. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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