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Frank Hawley

July 19, 1934 — July 1, 2022

Raymond "Frank" Hawley was born on July 19, 1934, to Raymond "Ford" and Edith (Larson) Hawley in Denison, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Vail. He graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1951. Following high school, he enlisted into the United States Army and served until his honorable discharge in 1957.

Frank married Pat Griffin on January 26, 1958 in Lake View and four children were born to this union: Janelle, Alisa, Greg, and Erica. The family made their home on a farm near Denison. Frank spent his life farming. He started out with his dad and his brother on the family farm. He eventually went on his own but he and Charles continued to help each other out as needed.

Frank was a member of the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Denison. After retirement, Frank and Pat enjoyed traveling. One of his favorite things was going to Yellow Smoke to have a picnic and grill food and enjoy the company. He enjoyed going to visit and helping on the farm after it was passed down to his son, Greg. Above all he cherished spending time with his family and friends.

Frank passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Gracewell-Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 12 days.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his infant daughter, Alisa Ann Hawley on June 15, 1963. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pat Hawley of Denison; children: Janelle and her husband, Bill Patterson of Cape Coral, Florida, Greg Hawley and his wife, Pamela of Denison, and Erica and her husband, Tom Wagner of Elkhorn, Nebraska; granddaughter, Molly Hawley of Kearney, Nebraska; brother, Charles Hawley and his wife, Mary Ann of Vail; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Starts at 5:30 pm (Central time)

Grace Evangelical Free Church

305 Cabalka Ct, Denison, IA 51442

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