Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Laura E. Hawk

February 24, 1947September 20, 2019

Laura E. Hawk, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. Born on February 24, 1947 in Fort Wayne, she was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Luers and a 1967 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing. Laura reluctantly retired in 2014 after 47 years of service. She was a true Florence Nightengale. Laura is survived by her husband of 33 years, John Hawk; daughter, Heather Uitts of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren, Tyler and Ayrica Uitts of Fort Wayne and Trevor Uitts of Florida; several great grandchildren; brother, David Ellis of New Haven, brothers, Daniel (Lisa) Rowdabaugh and Donald (Marleta) Rowdabaugh of Ossian, Brian Stiver of Fort Wayne; and sister, Carla Stiver of Houston, TX. Laura is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Laura is preceded in death by parents, Carl and Nannette Stiver; brother, Micheal Stiver; nephew, Dennis Ellis; and sister-in-law, Crystal Ellis. Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home 6424 Winchester Road Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.klaehnfalhmeltonfunerals.com for the Hawk family.


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Final Resting Monday, September 30, 2019


Laura E. Hawk

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