NEGAUNEE, Mich. - Corrine Mae Hawke, 80, of 116 Pioneer Avenue, Negaunee, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. Corrine was born February 16, 1932, in Ishpeming, Michigan, to Herbert and Lily (Quayle) Sandell, moved to Marquette with her family in 1938, and graduated from Graveraet High School in 1950.
She was employed at the Marquette County Treasurer's Office from 1950 until 1954, when she began her family, and again for a couple of years in the mid 1970s.
On September 5, 1953, Corrine married William J. Hawke Jr. and moved to Negaunee. Her happiest years were caring for and raising her five children. When they started to leave the nest, she began watching sports on television especially enjoying the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers games and professional tennis matches. Corrine loved to knit and had fun playing endless games of cribbage with the love of her life, only to hold one "29" hand. She dearly loved all of her family.
In addition to her husband, those who survive her include one son, William Hawke III (Lucy) of Warrenville, IL; four daughters, Bonnie (Scott) Eaton of Batavia, IL, Cheryl (Gregory) Bowman of Green Bay, WI, Kristine Wallberg of Green Bay, and Yvonne (Gary) Boudreau of Naperville, IL; 12 grandchildren, William IV, Sarah (Travis) Edwards, Diane, and Stephen Hawke; Gregory Jr., Deanna, and David Bowman; Bonnie, Christopher, and James Wallberg; Christine and Bradley Boudreau; two great-grandsons Taylor Bowman and Bryan Wallberg; several nieces and nephews; a brother Donald Sandell of Marquette and long time dear friend Donna Mae Brindel of Marquette. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Anne, Marian, and Dorothy, and brothers: Robert and Harold.
Corrine's family would like to thank U.P. Home Health and Hospice, her neighbors, and extended family for their care and support during her brief courageous battle with cancer. Honoring Corrine's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services and burial will be private. The Koskey Funeral Home will assist the family with cremation arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.koskeyfuneralhome.com.