Rachel Renita Hawkinson, age 65 years, of Tomah, was called home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to be with her Lord, passing away at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1948 in Viroqua, Wis., to George and Coletta (Erwin) Allikas of Valley, Wisconsin. Rachel was united in marriage to Norman Hawkinson on Dec. 26, 1970.
Rachel is remembered by her husband, Norman of Tomah; three children, Shawna (Steve) Pershing of Valley, Wis., Rose-Ellen (Jim) Thompson of Fairchild, Wis., and Christopher (Rita) Hawkinson of Sparta, Wis.; her mother, Coletta Allikas of Hillsboro; a brother, Leonard (Cheryl) Allikas of Hillsboro; a sister, Shelly (Mike) Dolezal of Elroy; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, George and a sister, Maureen Allikas.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Hillsboro Wesleyan Church in Hillsboro, with Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Friends may call at the Church on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Valley Cemetery at a later date. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family. For online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com