Janet L. Hawkins, 82, of Tekamah NE

Janet L. Hawkins, 82 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, died peacefully at the Golden Living Center in Tekamah on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Janet was born September 28, 1933, in Tekamah to Thomas and Pauline (Lewis) McNear. She attended country school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1951.

March 22, 1951, she was united in marriage to Gerald D. Hawkins in Omaha, Nebraska. They lived in Tekamah all their married life. A devoted wife and mother, she worked with Gerd at the Pump Shop from the time they purchased it in 1964 until selling it to his sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Leo Oligmueller in 1997.

Retirement was spent doing all of her favorite things, gardening, fishing, playing cards, traveling to Texas in the winter, and even taking up the game of golf. Although it was considered “Grandpa’s garden”, Janet was always at his side, and every year had a plentiful harvest of canned tomatoes and her famous tomato juice. The river became a favorite meeting place for friends and family, especially the grandkids. Janet was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Tekamah.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; grandson, Brian Weatherly.

Survivors include her four children, Scott (Cheryl) Hawkins of Kearney, NE, Perky (Denny) Weatherly of Tekamah, Linda (Monty) Dorn of Sacramento, CA, Shelli (Troy) Sims of Omaha; grandchildren, Paula (Tracy) Denton, Brad (Becky) Hawkins, Jodi (Kevin) Rogert, Julie (Rob) Caldwell, Josh (Pablo Serrano) Hawkins, Kellie (Will) Paschall, Kaitlin (Dean) McCann, Jennifer (Ryan) Elderkin, Nate (Tawnya) Dorn, Zack (Amber) Dorn and Dallas Sims; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Kay (Jim) Erwin of Blair, NE; brother, Lew (LaDonna) McNear of Tekamah; the Hawkins family; many nieces and nephews; the wonderful family at Golden Living Center.

The Memorial Service will be held Mon., Feb. 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah NE at 10:30 a.m.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Janet Hawkins

Janet Hawkins


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