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Patricia Diane Hawks, 52

Patricia Diane Hawks, 52, of Blackduck, died Thursday April 10, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River with the Rev. Almina Beyer of...

Patricia Diane Hawks, 52, of Blackduck, died Thursday April 10, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River with the Rev. Almina Beyer officiating. Visitation was held Monday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Blackduck. Burial of cremains will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.

She was born Jan. 11, 1956, to Clyde and Faith Fern (Fay) Hawks in Park Rapids, Minn. She attended school in the Park Rapids area and graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1974. She attended Bemidji State University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. She also attended the Oak Hills Bible College. She worked as a social worker in the Kelliher Nursing Home, was a home health aide in Blackduck, a cafeteria worker at the Blackduck High School and she also cleaned cabins.

She was a hard worker and worked more than one job at a time. She lived in Park Rapids, Bemidji, Tenstrike and Blackduck. She was a member of New Salem Lutheran Church of Turtle River. She enjoyed gardening, walking and rummage sales. She loved being with her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and large extended family.

She is survived by her sons, Andrew (Roxanne) Johnson of Warroad, Minn., Michael (Lisa) Johnson of Breckenridge, Minn.; three grandchildren; sisters, Kathy (Dale) Lague of Mahnomen, Minn., Rachel (Paul) Lampl of Rollag, Minn., Eva (Bill) Fritz of Park Rapids; and brothers, Curt Hawks of Park Rapids, and Steve Hawks of Mahnomen.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tim Hawks.

Online guest book is at ceasefuneralhome.com.

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