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Corey Hawkins 04/10/2020

Corey Michael Hawkins, beloved father of Gavin and Marin, husband of Korinn, and son of Mike and Sally Hawkins, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Regions Hospital at the age of 46 due to non-covid respiratory issues and cardiac arrest. Corey was a man who was known and endeared to many. The type of man that if you knew him a little bit you wanted more. He was so much fun, and had so many moments of laughter and light-heartedness throughout his entire life. An intelligent, witty, and kind man with a genuine heart and deep integrity to be admired. He grew up in River Falls, lived in Eau Claire, and lastly resided in Roberts Wisconsin with his wife of 16 years and their beautiful children. His career life began in software and technology and then transitioned into the automotive world where Corey proudly owned River Valley Ford and loved the community he served. He ended his career continuing in Finance and Insurance management at River States Truck and Trailer in Roberts, WI where he too was valued for his hard work and dedication. Corey loved his family and friends, he loved the Green Bay Packers, and the Badgers, he loved sports talk and good times. Always one to make you smile or give you honest and sound advice. He will be dearly missed. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3 pm at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church 211 East Division Street River Falls, WI.  A Gathering will follow the service on Saturday at the Fletcher Pechacek American Legion 701 N Main Street River Falls, WI.  Visitation was held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 5-8 pm at St. Bridget’s Catholic church and on Saturday from 1-3 pm.  Private interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hammond, WI. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Corey’s family.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch Corey’s Memorial Mass



  • Sue and Greg Hawkins Posted April 11, 2020 4:59 am

    Oh our hearts are breaking for you Korinn, Gavin, Marin, Mike and Sally, and all of your family and friends.There really aren’t any words, are there? I can’t imagine the hole that will be left… he will be so missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are and will continue to be with you.

  • Mary Babler Posted April 11, 2020 2:00 pm

    Praying for all of you. We are so sad for you all. May God hold you all close,and comfort you as only he can do. With love, Mark and Mary babler.

  • Heidi Knegendorf Posted April 11, 2020 2:33 pm

    So very sorry.praying for strength and grace

  • Al and Tracy Meredith Posted April 11, 2020 2:38 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of this. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim and Cindy Gregor Posted April 11, 2020 3:11 pm

    My heart goes out to Sally, Mike and Cory’s family♥️ This is so heartbreaking. Sending our thoughts and prayers?

  • Alex Mackiel Posted April 11, 2020 4:24 pm

    From all of us that worked with Corey, our deepest condolences to the whole family. We will miss Corey deeply and we thank God for the opportunity to spend the time we have been blessed with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Punnoose and Bijou Mackiel Posted April 11, 2020 4:46 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences and prayers.

  • kurt jacobs Posted April 11, 2020 5:17 pm

    Korrin, Gav, Marin, Mike and Sally, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all

  • Ruth Ann Teppen Posted April 11, 2020 5:23 pm

    I’m in shock & so very sad to hear this. Deepest sympathy to Mike, Sally & family.

  • Jacqueline Posted April 11, 2020 5:45 pm

    Prayers go out to you all. Corey was an amazing man

  • Jake and Kelly VandenBush Posted April 11, 2020 7:27 pm

    We are very shocked and saddened by this news, Corey was an awesome person! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Cindy Testa Posted April 11, 2020 7:41 pm

    Sally, Mike, and Korrin, Gavin and Marin, my heartaches for all of you. The loss of Corey will leave you all heartbroken. He was a remarkable man. Praying for all of you during this incredibly hard time.

  • Dave & Brandi Noller Posted April 11, 2020 7:43 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss! Corey was an amazing guy, and will be missed by many!! Love, Hugs, and Prayers for peace & comfort , to you all!

  • Michele & Eric Huppert Family Posted April 11, 2020 7:51 pm

    We are soooo incredibly sad to hear of Corey’s passing. He was an amazing classmate & friend. His smile & kindness will be forever missed. Thinking of you all!!

  • Pam Chinander Posted April 11, 2020 8:39 pm

    Mike, Sally and all, thinking of you all during this sad time. Hugs and prayers. Much love, Pam

  • Camden Halverson Posted April 11, 2020 9:59 pm

    Working with Corey was an absolute pleasure. He was such a lovable guy with the highest level of integrity; and I will always remember Corey for this characteristic. Deepest condolences to Corey’s many friends and family. We at River States will miss him greatly!

  • Uncle Omer & Aunt Mary Posted April 11, 2020 10:11 pm

    I remember an early Christmas when I played Santa Claus for Corey. The look on his face that night foretold the bright eyes that would smile and laugh with all of us. Mother earth is missing a gem today.

  • Paul Buttenhoff Posted April 11, 2020 10:14 pm

    A true gem. He will be dearly missed. Sending positive thought to family and friends.

  • Suzy Liddle Nilssen Posted April 11, 2020 10:17 pm

    Sending much love and prayers for all of you, such a great man

  • Sue and Tom Johnson Posted April 11, 2020 10:21 pm

    Corinn. So sorry to hear this sad news of Corey. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way. ???. Give your kids a big hug we will sure miss him. Love always!!!

  • Brent and Michelle Ducklow Posted April 11, 2020 10:46 pm

    Words cannot express our sadness. The world lost one of the good ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all!

  • penny keith Posted April 11, 2020 11:16 pm

    God’s Peace to each of you at this most difficult time.
    Todd and Penny Keith

  • Liz Kamm Posted April 11, 2020 11:19 pm

    Heart felt condolences
    Fred and Liz Kamm

  • Barb and Mark Redlaczyk Posted April 11, 2020 11:22 pm

    Mark and I send our deepest sympathy . Corey was a an amazing guy . Hugs and prayers

  • Gayle Posted April 11, 2020 11:35 pm

    My deepest condolences .. prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

  • Marcia lewis Posted April 11, 2020 11:38 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of such a great with an infectious smile! May god wrap his arms around all of you in this time of sorrow! RFHS alumni lost a good guy.

  • Erika and Jeff Hrabe Posted April 12, 2020 12:09 am

    We are so sorry . We will keep you all in our prayers

  • Cheryl and Donna Arne Posted April 12, 2020 12:33 am

    Mike and Sally we offer you our condolences during your time of sorrow. May Corey’s memory, spirt and laughter help you find comfort.

  • Joyce Walen Posted April 12, 2020 12:40 am

    I am just heart broken. Corey was one of my very favorite Westside kids. Hugs and love to all of his family.

  • Margie Gendler Marks Posted April 12, 2020 12:41 am

    Dear Sally and Mike, Korrin, Gavin and Maren,

    My heart just sank to the floor when I called Mary and Omer to wish them a Happy Easter, and they shared your most devastating loss with me. I wish I had known Corey. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man. May He rest in peace. You will be deep in my thoughts.

    Margie Gendler Marks

  • Robin Steele Posted April 12, 2020 12:47 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you always.

  • brian zajkowski Posted April 12, 2020 12:56 am

    Awesome roommate back in the day and a good old friend. Condolences to Korinn and Corey’s entire family.

  • Lisa Ziebarth Posted April 12, 2020 12:58 am

    Sally & Mike, I am so very sorry to hear this. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers

  • Barbara Hennessey Posted April 12, 2020 1:07 am

    Sally and Mike so shocked to hear of this horrible news at the loss of your dear son! Holding you and Corys family in my prayers at this holy time. This will take forever to heal, but it will some. I know your pain, as I have been in your very sad place. God bless and keep you in his care.

  • Dana Lofgren Posted April 12, 2020 1:07 am

    Prayers for the family. So sorry to hear this. May you be comforted with his memories.

  • Tim and Celeste Posted April 12, 2020 1:18 am

    Sending all of our Love and Prayers to you all. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and hold you close at this overwhelming time.
    We love you all,

  • Ron and Jeanette Guttjng Posted April 12, 2020 1:57 am

    It saddens us to hear such heartbreaking news. Our deepest sympathies to Corey’s entire family. May you find peace and comfort in all the great memories you hold in your hearts. Our sympathies

  • Rachel Posted April 12, 2020 2:33 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all at this most difficult time.
    The Vogt Family

  • Luke Hawkins Posted April 12, 2020 2:39 am

    A great man that will not be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers .

  • Mark and Judie Hammer Posted April 12, 2020 2:48 am

    We are so sorry . We will keep you all in our prayers

  • Scott Hughes Posted April 12, 2020 3:14 am

    I am in shock…I remember many great years playing baseball with Cory as a kid. I’m paying for His wife and kids. Sally and Mike I pray for you as well and feel terrible for you guys.

  • Chris Stork Posted April 12, 2020 3:20 am

    My sympathy to you all. Such a terrible loss. My prayers will be with you..

  • Melanie House Posted April 12, 2020 3:24 am

    Korinn, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you with comfort and healing and peace.

  • Karing Nial Posted April 12, 2020 3:57 am

    Oh Korinn, my heart just breaks for your broken heart. There really are no words for such a loss, for you and the children you share, and Corey’s family and community. I am just so very very sorry. You are in my heart and I’m sending you all the love in the world to help you cope at this difficult time. I love you so very much.

  • Margo Johnson Posted April 12, 2020 4:03 am

    Korinn, Sending love and light and healing prayers for you and your family during this time of immense loss.

  • Jason Knetter Posted April 12, 2020 12:18 pm

    RIP Hawk. So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hawk was loved and will be dearly missed by many.

  • Debbie Denmark Posted April 12, 2020 1:21 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Mike, Sally and Corey’s family. So sorry for your tragic loss.

  • Matt Delander Posted April 12, 2020 1:56 pm

    My heart is with you
    Mike Sally. Korrin and kids. Rest in peace my friend

  • Emily Jo Fristed Posted April 12, 2020 1:56 pm

    So incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love.

  • JanaFeyereisen Posted April 12, 2020 2:54 pm

    We are so terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of our friend Corey.. you all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Brian Baar Posted April 12, 2020 3:16 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I always enjoyed talking sports with Corey. Rest In Peace buddy!

  • David and Mary Sempf Posted April 12, 2020 3:44 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy Mike, Sally and family.

  • Jonelle Gideo Posted April 12, 2020 4:08 pm

    To the family of Coery,
    I am so saddened to hear of Corey’s passing. I worked with Corey at North Town Ford. Corey was an amazing person and he cared for all who were fortunate to know him. God bless each of you during these very difficult days. Joni Gideo

  • Tammy Forsythe Posted April 12, 2020 4:21 pm

    Prayers to Corey’s family. We worked together many years ago at MI Assistant Software and he was truly a great guy.

  • Jerry and Peg Weiss Posted April 12, 2020 4:33 pm

    Mike, Sally and Cory’s family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. God bless

  • David T Hennessey Posted April 12, 2020 4:39 pm

    Mike and Sally. Another event that proves God’s plan sure doesn’t make sense to us humans. Peace be with you dear friends.

  • Josephine Frame Posted April 12, 2020 5:20 pm

    God Bless your family at this sad time. Corey was a great guy, and we were glad to have gotten the chance to know and work with him. Sending prayers of comfort, as you navigate through this tough time. ❤️? Frame Electric/Greg and JoAnne Frame, and Alex and Amie Fisher

  • Raquel Posted April 12, 2020 6:54 pm

    My sincere at condolences on your loss, Korinn. Sending you and your family so much love, thoughts, and prayers.

  • Teri and Jim Sebion Posted April 12, 2020 7:18 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs.

  • Karen Hamilton Posted April 12, 2020 7:59 pm

    Sending prayers to all the family, may you find peace and comfort in all the love that surrounds you. Please take care of each and hold on to all of God’s blessings. Karen and John Hamilton

  • Swede and Kathy Svoboda Posted April 12, 2020 8:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Corey’s passing. Our deepest sympathy, Mike and Sally. Keeping Corey and all of his family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rich and Sue Hawkins Carlson Posted April 12, 2020 9:29 pm

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Corey. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jon Buchberger Posted April 12, 2020 10:30 pm

    My sincere condolences to Corey’s family. I was friends with Corey in college and lived with him for a semester. He was so much fun to be around. Funny and kind. Rest In Peace buddy.

  • Cory Pope & Jim Caspers Posted April 12, 2020 10:53 pm

    We heard the sad news this morning during St. Bridget’s Mass. So sorry to hear! Korinn, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen you, but please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Jim Caspers, Cory Pope. Sophie & Jasper

  • Bill Jacobson Posted April 13, 2020 1:15 am

    Korinn & Family
    So sorry for your loss. We’re all thinking of you at the Hammond Post Office.
    Bill, Terry, Tammy, Ruth, Jen, Rachel, & Richard

  • Paula Anderson Posted April 13, 2020 3:10 am

    Corey’s sense of humor and personality will not be forgotten. Korinn I am praying for you and your family constantly. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Dave Olson Posted April 13, 2020 4:09 am

    Till we meet again, you the man!

  • Kathy Farah Posted April 13, 2020 1:17 pm

    Korrin and family,
    Deep sympathy and prayers at this terrible loss.
    Kathy Farah and Tom Weishaar

  • Rob O’Keefe Posted April 13, 2020 2:22 pm

    Corey was one of the good ones. He will be sadly, deeply missed.

  • Mike Renderman Posted April 13, 2020 2:54 pm

    My heart goes out to Korinn, Gavin, Marin, and the entire Hawkins family. Corey was a hard working ethical employee, proud father, and an even better person who definitely made a positive impact on his customers and the River States family. We will truly miss Corey! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Geno & Rena Hanson Posted April 13, 2020 3:07 pm

    Corey was such a warm hearted person, he knew how to make a long time friend or someone he just met feel welcome and comfortable. Our world and community are better places because of him. Peace be with everyone who loved this good man.

    Geno & Rena Hanson Family

  • Scott and Barb Eisold Posted April 13, 2020 3:08 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this Hawkins Family. Barb and I send many many prayers to all of you. Corey is a Huge part of my life, and I will be ever grateful for his friendship. God Speed Corey. God Bless and keep you all Healthy.

  • Mark Leverty Posted April 13, 2020 3:10 pm

    Korinn, Gavin, Marin, Mike and Sally,
    My heart and prayers go out to you all. I am so saddened by this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  • Sherry Posted April 13, 2020 3:27 pm

    Korinn, I so sorry to hear of Corey’s passing. My love and prayers to you and your beautiful children. Call if you need anything at all.

  • Deed & Rita Posted April 13, 2020 4:22 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will be missed by so many.
    Rest in peace Corey.

  • Rosie Posted April 13, 2020 5:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss.Thinking of you and your family.God will help you through this terrible time. Jerry and Rosie Reis

  • Eric Wollan Posted April 13, 2020 7:41 pm

    Corey has been a life long friend of mine. The memories of great times I had with him are much too long to list. I will always remember what a wonderful friend he was and how much fun we had together. I will miss texting about Packer games with him on Sundays. Mike, Sally, Korinn, Gavin, and Marin, you are in my entire family’s thoughts and prayers.
    Eric, Karin, Garit, and Wesley Wollan

  • Dale & Judy Crowley Posted April 13, 2020 7:56 pm

    Our hearts break for you and your family- praying for you and the family.

  • Craig Shirley Posted April 13, 2020 10:23 pm

    Love you so much!!!! Sending you my best Angel………

  • Craig & Kathy Nelson Posted April 13, 2020 11:36 pm

    Very sad to hear of Corey’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, Sally and his entire family. God Bless you all in this difficult time.

  • Sandy Linehan Posted April 14, 2020 12:29 am

    God Bless your broken hearts.

  • Randy and Nancy Kirsch and family Posted April 14, 2020 12:39 am

    Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to all of you. May you feel God’s loving embrace during this difficult time. Peace be yours.

  • Bill and Sandee Johnston Posted April 14, 2020 12:55 am

    We are heart broken for Mike, Sally , Korinn, Gavin, Marin and all those who knew and loved Corey.. Our thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.

  • Bill and Kathy Murphy Posted April 14, 2020 1:19 am

    You do indeed have our heartfelt sympathy. Please let us know if we can help in anyway at anytime.

  • Luke Loney and family Posted April 14, 2020 5:57 am

    God bless the entire Hawkins family. Please know we are thinking and praying for you all during this incredibly difficult time. All our love!

  • Gary and Betty Speer Posted April 14, 2020 11:07 am

    Mike, Sally and Cory’s family. Our prayers are with you as you travel through this immensely difficult journey. Gary and Betty Speer

  • Mike Gross Posted April 14, 2020 3:59 pm

    Absolutely devastated to hear this news. Corey brought a lot of laughter and smiles to my face over the years…especially in our Eau Claire days. He touched a lot of lives. We’re grieving for the whole Hawkins family over here in Neillsville. Sending you all our very best in your time of need. Corey will be greatly missed.

  • cindy dusk Posted April 14, 2020 6:24 pm

    Hawkins Family, Our hearts go to you. Sending Hug and Prayers. Cindy Dusk and Judy Frey

  • Gene Wirth family Posted April 15, 2020 3:05 pm

    To all of Corey’s family and friends. We are sorry for your loss. He was a great guy that will be deeply missed!

  • Gloria Walz Posted April 15, 2020 3:13 pm

    It is with utmost sympathy and heartfelt condolences that we send to Korinn & children, & Mike and Sally Hawkins. We pray for your family to find strength in our Saviour. Sending hugs and prayers to all. Joe will forever remember so many good times with Hawk, one being the trip to Super Bowl 45 with Mike and me. ❤ From Joe & Gloria Walz

  • Keith Rodli Posted April 15, 2020 3:52 pm

    Well, this news just breaks my heart. Corey was always a bright light … from day one it seems! Mike, Sally and family — feel your community holding you all.

  • Mark & Laurie Seracki Posted April 15, 2020 8:13 pm

    We were shocked & very saddened upon hearing this. Corey was truly one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family, we are so sorry.

  • John Aide Posted April 16, 2020 7:41 pm

    I will always remember him as a great guy who didn’t mind sharing. He lent me his catchers mitt one day when I forgot mine. Was honored to use the varsity guys mitt! Will forever remember the day he shared. So sad to hear about Corey. He will be missed.

  • Sandy Brecht Posted April 17, 2020 1:03 pm

    Korinn, So sorry to hear this, Hugs to you and your family.

  • Rita & Gary Johnson Posted April 17, 2020 3:49 pm

    What a beautiful video capturing a wonderful man & family. We will miss Corey so much! He was always so welcoming, kind, and fun. Praying for you all at this difficult time. Hugs to you.

  • Julie Simpson Posted April 17, 2020 4:14 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you Korinn and to your family. I am so sorry for your deep loss.

  • Trina Foster Posted April 20, 2020 3:02 am

    Godspeed Corey. You left us a million memories. We are so much the richer for having know you. Hugs and prayers
    to Mike and Sally and the kids. We will be together again and send you home in style. Xo, Trina, Hal and Greg Foster xo

  • Maggie Green Posted April 20, 2020 4:12 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Corey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Love, Maggie Green (Loney) and family

  • Kim Gust Posted April 20, 2020 9:56 pm

    Korinn, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Corey’s passing. The video tribute to Corey is beautiful. I remember your excitement to be marrying Corey as your wedding day approached and being at your wedding reception. May you and your children find comfort in your cherished memories, friends and family. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

  • Uncle Omer Posted April 21, 2020 11:28 pm

    I harken back to Corey’s childhood days of loving to sing Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”…a great memory of a great life tragically cut short. Never forgotten.

  • Marlin & Carol K Posted April 25, 2020 11:26 pm

    So sorry Mike and Sally for the loss of your son Corey.We just read it in the Catholic Church paper mailer today.The many comments of Corey above show what a wonderful son and family.Feeling so sad for you and family and praying for God to comfort you at this difficult time.

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