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“Dear Judy and Family, Kathy Fuld just sent me an e-mail letting us know of the passing of your husband. Our condolences to you and your family. ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Ballard McCracken - FL

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jon and Joanna Jeffeson - MI

“Dear Judy, I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It was so nice to see you both at the reunion this summer...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Juanita Dryer

“sorry for your loss. what a kind and loving man. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Huxford - Athens, MI

“Dear Hewkin Family, We have known Dave many years through our church and will miss his smiling face greeting us every Sunday morning at church. Dave...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Beth Thielking - MI

“Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Randy & Paula Lee - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our hearts go out to you Judy and your family. We're praying for your strength at such a sad time. He will be missed by all that knew him. Love to...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dave was loving, caring man who touched the lives of many people. We have many memories of hearing Dave's words of encouragement for our sons at...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Judy, Tina and David, I am saddened to hear of Dave's passing. It has been way too long since our families have seen each other, bur time passes...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: MICHAEL HENRY - PEKIN, IL

“David was such a sweet and gentle soul. We will miss him. Beatrice and George Genyk ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Beatrice and George Genyk - MI

“My heart goes out to you, Judy and your family. Dave was a wonderful man. I enjoyed knowing him through church. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Stonerock

“I remember umpiring with him at Gull Lake. I would see a few year at Bronson Hospital. I would always stop and talk umpiring. Great Person. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ted Skartsiaris - Portage, MI

“Dave was such a dear man and friend. We will miss him very much. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Harry and Liz Snyder - Richland, MI

“Judy, Having just picked up the Gazette this morning, I see that I was too late in sending you the note I sent you yesterday (Monday) and that you...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Phil and Marilyn Buist

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David R. Hewkin, age 71, of Richland went Home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday evening, March 5, 2016. He was born in Effingham, Illinois on October 26, 1944, the loving son of Harold F. and Alena Grace (Goen) Hewkin and graduated from Effingham High School with the Class of 1962. David faithfully served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1968 and retired from the Otis Elevator Company in 2004 after more than 38 years of service.

David married the "Love of His Life", Judyann Grace at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek on June 18, 1966; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Christina A. "Tina" (Jerry) Lorio of Parchment and David R. (Alice) Hewkin of Battle Creek; six grandchildren, Joshua, Andrew & Timothy Lorio, Zachary Campbell, and Austin & Faith Hewkin; a great-grandchild, Landyn Lorio; a sister, Brenda (Bob) Whitaker, and several nieces & nephews and great-nieces & nephews. David was sadly preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wallace & Donald Hewkin.

A very loving, giving and Godly man, David always put others first. He loved working with children, and umpired and refereed many little league sporting events in the Gull Lake and Parchment areas. David was a charter and devoted member of the Gull Lake Area Community Church (now Living Hope Community Church) where he served in many different roles over the years. His true passions in life were God and Family, and he loved spending time with his family, family gatherings, sporting events and being very involved in the lives of his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March10, 2016 at the Living Hope Community Church 9292 East CD Ave., Richland where funeral services to celebrate David's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the National Parkinson Foundation, Alzheimer's Association or to the church. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of David may be placed at