Eric Hawkinson, age 52, of Savage, MN, passed away from cancer on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 11am, with a time of gathering from 9:30-10:45 am, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 833 South Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN. Pastor Stephen Schmiel will preside.
If you are unable to attend, condolence cards addressed to Eric Hawkinson Family can be mailed to Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 104 West First Street, Jordan, MN 55352.
Eric D. Hawkinson was born on September 9, 1970 in Louisville KY the son of A.D. and JoAnn Hawkinson. Eric was a graduate of West Bend, WI High School. Eric worked for Allianz Life and later for CBIZ in Minneapolis, MN as a director of business development.
On June 27, 1998 Eric was united in marriage to Amanda (Arquette) Hawkinson at the Little Stone church on Mackinac Island, MI. A very strong and passionate soul, Eric was stronger than most could ever imagine. His bravery through chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries over the last 10 years had been remarkable. He kept up the fight to get better until his last day. Eric was a fighter and always stayed positive through his courageous battle with cancer.
Eric loved to help people and was always there to help. Not much stopped Eric when he put his mind to it. Eric enjoyed old restored cars and the stories behind them. He was sure he would one day have his story and car to share with other car enthusiasts. Eric went to Sparrow Bush, NY and came back with his dream car of a 63 XKE Jaguar. Eric was a creative soul and soon developed his own company Horses and Horse Power. He would organize and gather people together to raise funds for various local charities. Eric would volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Homes for Independent Living of Wisconsin, LLC. Eric was a true philanthropist and cared for others.
Eric is forever loved by wife, Amanda; parents, A.D. and JoAnn Hawkinson; brother, Mitch (Joan “Babe”) Hawkinson; other relatives and friends.
John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
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Amanda so sorry for your loss. My heart aches with you. He will be your guardian angel looking out for you. Please fo not hesitate to reach out.
Amanda, Condolences and Prayers for comfort for you and your family.
I’m so very sorry for your loss Amanda. Eric was a bright light to so many, and he will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear this news, Hawk was a great friend and we shared some fun times. He was amazing in his fight against his illness and all that he endured he kept a positive attitude. He will be missed by many. RIP Hawk
Neil & Beth Pursley
God made someone very special when He created Eric, and we were blessed to get to know him and call him our friend. He was one of a kind. Big hugs to you Amanda from both of us. We love you.
You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband. I understand that I can say nothing to comfort you, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Hawkinson Family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Eric such a great person & being a part of the fight. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Amanda, I have thought of you so many times over the last few years, wondering how you and Eric were doing. I was very sorry to hear you have lost someone that you loved dearly. My heart hurts for you. Trudy Andreasen
I am so sorry for your loss, Eric was one of the good guys. I will always remember his involvement and organization of the Charity Polo event.
Prayers and comfort to you.
Tina and I are so sorry to hear Eric has moved on to heaven. We so love you, Amanda and Eric, and I really enjoyed Eric and my semi annual phone calls and getting together. Tina and I and the world will miss him. Until we see each other again in heaven, God bless us all!
Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even when the mountains crumble into the sea. Our prayers are with you.
Rex and Coleen Huffman
Sheila Elbert McAllister
Dear Amanda, Aunt Joanne, Uncle Delore, Mitch, and family. Our hearts go out to you as you grieve the loss of Eric. May he rest in peace, in the arms of the angels and all those who have gone before him. I can say with certainty that our mom is at the front of the line! May God grant you all peace and courage as you make your way without your dearest Eric. Sending love, sincere condolences and big hugs to you all at this most difficult of times. XOXO
I am so sorry for your loss, Amanda! I enjoyed working with Eric years ago. I learned so much from him and will always be grateful!
Guy and Karrie Willis
Amanda, we deeply sorry for your loss. Eric was such a special person and inspired us with his love for life, his family and you. We enjoyed our times together as couples and will cherish those memories. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Todd & Peggy Hawkinson
From Todd (Eric’s cousin) & Peggy –
Amanda – I’m very sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Eric in many years, but I remember him very fondly.
Eric was both brother and son to me as we were separated by so many years. He was an inspiration in his love of life and fight with cancer. We are so grateful for Amanda’s commitment to care for him at home in his final days. We will miss him desperately but our hope in Christ comforts us knowing that a way was made for his eternal joy and wholeness. Brother, you’ve gone before but we will soon follow.
For a short while I worked at Southcross Auto Service and had the pleasure of being Eric’s service advisor. Despite losing sleep over the peculiar and difficult to diagnose issues with his awesome Jeep, Eric was such a pleasure to work with. He was so generous and patient and just wanted all the little quirks sorted out. As a fellow Grand Cherokee enthusiast, I was eager to to help him get his ride ready for his long trips to the U.P. of Michigan. I have been out of the industry for over a year now, but Eric is a customer I will never forget. My condolences to his family and friends.
Lori L Anderson
Amanda, My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you during this very difficult time. Lori Anderson