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Colleen (Casteel) Hawkins

June 7, 1932 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 89)


Dorothy Colleen Hawkins, age 89, of Cincinnati, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at Centerville Specialty Care.

Colleen was born on June 7, 1932 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Bernice (Simmons) Casteel.  She graduated from Cincinnati High School.  On August 20, 1948, Colleen was united in marriage to Glen Edward Hawkins in Centerville, Iowa.  To this union, two children were born, Carl and Vicky.

Colleen was such a loving, caring grandmother who loved cooking for her family.  There would be an entire table full of food when you walked in, so no one would walk away hungry.  A favorite amongst her family and friends was her amazing Lemon Meringue pies.   Colleen also enjoyed crocheting, mowing her yard, and would spend as much time outdoors as she could.  Colleen cherished watching her children and grandchildren playing sports.  Her family always came first. 

Left to cherish Colleen’s memory are her children, Carl (Barbara) Hawkins of Cincinnati, Vicky (Dennis) Lawson of Cincinnati; two brothers, Jim (Connie) Casteel of Exline, and Don (Carol) Casteel of Centerville; seven grandchildren, Gregg (Tiffany) Lawson, Scott (Tiffany) Hawkins, Brian (Erin) Lawson, Steve (Melanie) Hawkins, Carla (Jim) Underwood, Jeff (Bree) Lawson and Joe (Ashley) Hawkins; eighteen great grandchildren, Zachary (Megan) Hawkins, Brendyn (Dani) Hawkins, Jakob Hawkins, Brady Hawkins, Colton Belloma, Hannah Hawkins, Pacey Hawkins, Avery Hawkins, Austyn Hawkins, Emery Hawkins, Casen Hawkins, Skyler Lawson, Greyson Lawson, Taylor Lawson, Kolby Lawson, Dexter Lawson, Brody Lawson, and Prestyn Lawson; six step-grandchildren, Gage Fowler, Brandt Stevens, Bayleigh Stevens, Braxton (Laynee) Shaw, Bronson Shaw, and Braylon Shaw; three great-great grandchildren, Everly Hawkins, Ivy Hawkins, Lakelyn Stevens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Hawkins; her parents, Carl and Bernice Casteel; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Hawkins; an uncle, Claude Simmons; and a great grandson, Caden Underwood.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Christy Ehrle officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati.  Visitation will take place Friday, November 12, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 5-7PM.  Memorials have been established to EveryStep Hospice of Centerville and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Hawkins family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com or on our Facebook page.     

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November 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Funeral Service
November 13, 2021

10:30 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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