F. Eugene ‘Gene’ Hawkins — Kasson

November 26, 2018 GMT

F. Eugene “Gene” Hawkins, 92, of Kasson, passed away on Nov. 18 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus.

Gene was born on Nov. 28, 1925, in Oconee, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. On Aug. 26, 1949, he married Zeta Zubradt in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Gene was employed for 30 years at IBM in Rochester as a parts specialist. He was an active member of the Church of the Holy Family in Kasson, as well as the IBM Quarter Century and Retirees Clubs. Gene’s special interests included bowling, playing cards, attending family reunions, studying family geneology and taking bus tours.

Gene is survived by his wife, Zeta; sons Glenn (Sabrina) of Longmont, Colo.; David of Kasson and Richard (Laura) of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Kermit Lee Hawkins and Kevin Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cloyd and Agnes (Beckfield) Hawkins; and brother, Kermit Hawkins.

A Mass of the Christian Burial for Gene will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Church of the Holy Family, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson, with Fr. John Lasuba officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Storm Lake, Iowa, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to them for distribution later according to their wishes.

Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Services — Kasson is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.