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Steven Hawkins

April 11, 1964 — December 23, 2022


Steven Hawkins, age 58, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial for both Steven and his wife, Wendy will be at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Steve was born April 11, 1964 in San Diego, California to Tilman and Shirley (Frank) Hawkins.  He grew up in California and attended high school.  After high school, Steve received his training to become a Paramedic and worked in San Diego for a few years.  He moved to Cody, Wyoming and worked as a Paramedic for both the West Park Hospital in Cody as well as providing ambulance service for Yellowstone National Park.  Steve met Wendy Lundstrom who was a receptionist in the X-Ray Department at the hospital and on April 17, 1993, they were married in Cody.  They lived in Cody until 2009 when Steve accepted the position as the Administrator of Yankton County EMS.  Steve loved his job. He loved being able to help people and to save their lives.  Steve was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was a true cowboy at heart and loved riding horses and watching old Westerns.  He will be greatly missed.

Steve is survived by his three children: Brad Hawkins of Yankton, Mandi Hawkins and fiancé, Brandon Erickson of Doon, IA, and Trenton Hawkins of Yankton; one brother, Mike Hawkins of Cody; sister, Kathy (Bill) LaFollette of Cody; and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and died about nine hours after the death of his wife, Wendy.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

509 Capital St, Yankton, SD 57078

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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