Kenneth R. Hawk
Kenneth R. Hawk, 69, of Tinley Park, passed away suddenly on Thursday July 14, 2016. Ken was born in Fremont, Ohio, son of the late Robert & Patricia Hawk. He moved to Dixmoor, Illinois where he attended Thorton Township High School. Ken began working immediately upon graduation at AMFORGE. In 1968 he took a job at International Harvester and remained an employee for 13 years. In 1976, Ken began a new career as a part time police officer for the Tinley Park Police Department. He was a dedicated employee for 38 years, including many of those years as a tele-communicator. His calm demeanor made him the perfect 911 operator. Ken was a life long Cubs fan, a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed attending NHRA drag racing events. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Janice of 47 years. They enjoyed traveling together and took pleasure in attending car shows. He was a pizza connoisseur who could eat pizza every night of the week. He was an extremely easy going man, a very proud and devoted grandfather and Janice's Knight in Shining Armor. Ken is survived by his wife Janice (nee Rance), daughters Denice (David) DeVos of New Lenox and Rebecca (Rich) McNicholas of Tinley Park, his grandson Dylan Edward DeVos and granddaughters Dara Marie DeVos, Kira Louise and Addison Lyn McNicholas. He is also survived by his sister Barbara (Jeff) Buffin of Zion and 2 nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 P.M. at Lawn Funeral Home, 17909 S. 94th Ave. Tinley Park, IL 60487. Interment Family Lot. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital appreciated. Funeral info (708) 532-3100.
2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday July 19, 2016
Lawn Funeral Home - Tinley Park
17909 S. 94th Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60487 (Map/Directions)
Interment Family Lot