Richard G. Hawkinson

June 22, 1925October 27, 2013

Richard G. (Dick) Hawkinson, 88, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away October 27, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, at First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, Kansas 66208. Dick was born in Galesburg, Ilinois, June 22, 1925. After graduation from Galesburg High School in 1943 he entered the U.S. Navy, serving from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He also was recalled during the Korean Police Action and served 22 months. Upon his return after World War II, he graduated from Browns Business College, Galesburg, Illinois in 1947 and immediately started working for National Biscuit Company, Burlington, Iowa. Spending 40 years in various locations and positions, he retired from Nabisco in 1987. A member of First Lutheran Church, Mission Hills, Kansas since 1956, he was very active in various church activities and held numerous positions during his years of membership. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Glenna; daughter Christine Trotta; son Richard G. Hawkinson II (Jeanie); son Lloyd D. (Lynn); six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister Dorothy Miller, Galesburg, IL. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, Kanssa 66208 or the Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 1, 2013

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mette cook

November 8, 2013

Dearest Glenna and family...I am so very sorry for your loss...Richard was one of the kindest men to walk through our door...he always had a smile and loved his family so! I pray you find comfort in your memories and feel the love of God holding you...

November 5, 2013

Dick Hawkinson will be missed and his memory cherished. He and Glenna were like seccond parents to me and many of Chris's girlfriends throughout our school years. They were wonderful to welcome me into their home while we all lived in Chicago area. I remember many wonderful Christmas services to which I was invited to join them at First Lutheran. He will forever be a special man in my heart. "Shake a Tower" - his humor was always always infectious. My condolences to Glenna, Chris, Rick, Doug and to all the grandkids. Love, Rica

Jessica R.

November 2, 2013

My deepest condolences go out to Mr. Hawkinson's family. I was only blessed to know him for a short period of time, but through that time he touched my heart. As a senior nursing student this was the most difficult time for me as truly believed Mr. Hawkinson was a blessing. His sweet nature and heroic past left me in awe. With his permission, I am able to share his story. I will never forget you Dick, it was a pleasure to know you. May you rest in peace and God watch over your family.

John Dunleavy

October 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mr. Hawkinson, as I will always respectfully call him, was a wonderful, caring person who mentored me through adolescence (Scouting) and professional life (Nabisco) and I will never forget him. May God watch over your family during your time of need and bring you peace.

With deepest sympathy.

Mike and Karen

October 30, 2013

Doug, Lynn and Zach,
May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

October 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Thankfully GOD gave us a wonderful gift of memory. May the memories and the promise of Christ give you comfort and strength. Love, Anita and Ted Hempy


October 30, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Hawkinson. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.