William A. Hawk, 96, of Dover passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 after a period of declining health.
He was born on November 24, 1925 on the family farm outside of Bakersville, Ohio and was the oldest child of the late Albert and Christina Ott Hawk. He graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1943 and was drafted into the Army the next year. A veteran of WW II, Bill was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received a Purple Heart. After his discharge, he married Maxine Dummermuth of Ragersville. They were married for 69 years before her death on January 31, 2015. Bill and Maxine moved to Dover in 1947, where he eventually founded Bill Hawk Inc., a pipeline construction company. He was a long-term member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Dover Lions Club.
Bill is survived by his daughter and son in law, Wendy and John Mady of Dover; granddaughter and her husband, Elizabeth and Jeff Lyman of Columbus; brother, Gordon (Marilyn) Hawk of East Sparta. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Russell, James, Robert; sisters, Doris Harstine, Nancy Chovan; and an infant son, Bradley.
Due to concerns about Covid-19, there are no public services or calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at the Dover Burial Park with Rev. Dotty Hartzell officiating. The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover is handling arrangements. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Bill may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dover.