MAURICE—Lorine Hawkins, 85, of Maurice, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Floyd Valley Healthcare in LeMars.

A Celebration of Life Service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in LeMars. Rev. David Daumer will officiate. Interment was 10 a.m. before the service at Resthaven Memory Gardens in LeMars. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in LeMars with the family present 5-7 p.m. A prayer service was at 7 p.m. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in LeMars.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Lorine Virginia Blackmore was born Jan. 15, 1934, in rural Hinton, the daughter of Walter and Hedvig (Schultz) Blackmore. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merrill. She attended country school in Plymouth County.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth “Bud” Hawkins on Jan. 21, 1955, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merrill. Lorine and Bud farmed in Sherman Township, Sioux County, Iowa for 59 years. In 1981, they moved from the farm to Maurice. They enjoyed spending the winter months at their home at Mission Bell Resort in Mission, Texas. They enjoyed 22 winters in Texas. While wintering in Texas, they became involved with Children’s Haven International located across the boarder in Mexico. They volunteered for many years and helped transport supplies across the boarder. Bud passed away Oct. 18, 2006. In March of 2019, she became a resident at Park Place Estates in LeMars.

Lorine was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Reading Township of rural Ireton. Lorine and Bud took great pride in caring for the church and cemetery grounds. She was also a member of Maurice Women’s Club. She also enjoyed playing cards and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include her children: Louann (Lavern) Schmidt of Sioux Falls, SD, Roy (Roxanne) Hawkins of Orange City, Gene Hawkins of Vermillion, SD, and Mary (Kurt) Korver of Alton; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren: Greg (Jennifer) Schmidt and their son, Tristan; Mike Schmidt and his son, Tay; Clay (Jennifer) Schmidt and their children, Addisyn, Audrina, and Axel; Brenna Schmidt; Ryan (Andrea) Hawkins and their children, Jorden, Jaydn, and J.J.; Devin (Melissa) Hawkins and their children, Brady and Dyllian; Thad Hawkins (Kate Holtorp) and their daughter, Emma; Chris (Emily) Hawkins, Erin (Ed) Terwilliger, Kelli Hawkins and her children, Odyn and Jayde; Justin (Brittany) Korver and their children, William and Nikolai; and Jorden Korver; her sister: Mary Crippen of Merrill; her in laws: Viola Blackmore of Merrill, and Joretta Harms of Lennox, S.D.: and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Hedvig Blackmore; her husband, Bud Hawkins; her brothers: Laurence (Georganna) Blackmore, John (Marian) Blackmore, Orville Blackmore, Norman Blackmore, Walter (Barbara) Blackmore, Larry Blackmore, Juanita Schoen, Dorothy Hesbeck, and a sister in infancy, Betty Blackmore; and her brother in law: Jack Crippen.