Donald “Don” Hawley

Oct 28, 1932 - Apr 12, 2024

April 12, 2024, Donald “Don” Hawley joined hands with his wife in heaven. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in Goodman on October 28, 1932, the 8th of 14 children and son of Raymond E. and Irene C. (Sipple) Hawley. After Don graduated from Goodman High School as Salutatorian of his class, he held many different vocations which started with work on the Railroad, then he became a log buyer for the Goodman Mill. Don enrolled and graduated from Michigan Tech University with a surveying certificate and became a surveyor. On January 1, 1967, Don began his employment at Marinette County Sheriff’s Department as Deputy Sheriff and after 27 years, finished his career as Sheriff Lieutenant. After retirement, Don enrolled in electrician classes and worked in the electrician field as an Electric Journeyman. Don instilled the importance of education in his children. He served his community as a school board member for the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District, Goodman Town Chairman, and a charter member of the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad. Don coached Little League for 14 years, officiated many basketball games, and thereafter, he could be seen working the scoreboard for the girls and boys basketball games. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.

Don will be deeply missed by his seven children: Daniel (Rita) Hawley, Peggy Russ, Mark (Laurie) Hawley, Timothy (Peggy) Hawley, Kathleen (Timothy) Nachtwey, Becky (Daryl) Waters and Kristofer (Leesa) Hawley; 18 grandchildren: Stephanie, Jessica (Ryan), Eric (Emily), Danielle (Brandon), April, Sarah, Brian (Ashlee), Bethany (Matthew), Shawn, Mitchell, Thomas (Mallory), Scott (Katie), Alex (Tanner), Analise, Zoe, Roy, Matthew (Kelsey) and Paige (Isaac); 23 great-grandchildren and another on the way; two brothers-Jim Hawley and Wayne (Alice) Hawley, sister-in-law Dixie Hawley, Jean Walker, many nieces and nephews, and special neighbors Cory, Val and James Carlson. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vonna; and siblings: Marie, Irene, Louise, Barbara, June, Jean, Denise, Janice, Robert, Howard, Russell, and son-in-law Roger Russ.

Visitation will be at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, in Goodman, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024, with Father Soja Joseph officiating the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. (Noon). A burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad, PO Box 393, Goodman, WI 54125. The family would like to give a special thank you to Unity Hospice and other friends and neighbors who helped our Dad.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Don’s family with arrangements.


Monday Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday Apr 22, 2024, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church [map]

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Rich and Sabra Lotto

Our deepest condolences and deepest affection.

Sharon davis mitchell

My sympathies! I know how tough it is to lose someone so special but i hope your memories give you comfort in the days ahead. You’ re in my prayers and thoughts.

Laurence [Carrie] Hawley

Condolences to the family

Wayne and Lucy Tuttle

Don will be missed by all. He was such a good friend, always enjoyed his wit and bets between the Packers vs Vikings! Numerous hunts with him as enjoyable beyond imagination!! We miss you, give Vonna a big hug from us. Love Wayne and Lucy

Jim Kanikula

It was always a pleasure working for and with Lt. Don Hawley. He was knowledgeable, helpful, with a good sense of humor. He will be missed. (Retired Sheriff, Marinette county)(currently residing in Arizona)

Mike n Kathy Di Modica

As a youngster going up to Goodman w mom n dad n sisters n brother- i really enjoyed grandma n grandpa n Uncle Donald n Aunt Vonna n all my other aunts n uncle's n all my cousins. He will be missed. And that's Uncle Donald. No

Rebecca Szebeni

What a beautiful life he lived. Our condolences for the whole family. May he rest in peace.

Jackie Ballmer O’Neal

Sending love and prayers to Don’s family. He was such an awesome man. I feel lucky to have known him (and Vonna)!

Gayle and Tim Strohkirch

Dear family of Don, We offer up prayers of comfort for all of you. We really enjoyed visiting with Don from time to time. He had such a great stories to tell! We will miss our great neighbor!

Barbara (Edlebeck) Sheldon

Condolences to the family.

Sandy ( Bednarz) Lane

Mr. Hawley touched so many lives in his lifetime. He was someone I always admired growing up. My sympathy to his family.

Audrey Goodlett

Prayers for the family