Roger Edward Hawkins, formerly of Mora, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. He was 61 years old.

He was born on March 1, 1958, in Indio, California, to Gerry Hawkins and Ruth Hawkins (nee Tatge). He had three brothers, Richard (Dick), Jerome (Jerry), and David, and one sister, Janice (Steve) Peterson. As a child, his family moved numerous times and lived in Minnesota, Arizona and California until the family finally settled in Mora in 1966. He graduated from Mora High School in 1976, and then went on to graduate from Pipestone Technical School as a meat cutter. He worked for Sam’s Club as a meat cutter until health issues forced him to retire in November, 2018.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Gerry Hawkins, brother, Dick Hawkins and son, Jeffery Hawkins.

He is survived by his daughter, Alaina (Craig) Strand, of Gilbert, Arizona, as well as his wonderful grandchildren, Caydence, Aspyn and Jaxen Strand. 

There is no memorial service scheduled. His family will celebrate his life privately.

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