Rolf Leslie Hawkins

1941 - 2019

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Rolf Leslie Hawkins, age 78, of Findlay passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence. Rolf we born on February 5, 1941 in Crab Orchard, WV to the late Ralph and Myrtle (Elliot) Hawkins. He married his High School sweetheart, Sandra Meadows in 1959 and she survives, along with a son, David (Mary) Hawkins of Fremont. Mr. Hawkins is also survived by a grandson, Michael (Carrie) McDonald; two great-grandchildren: Ashley and Morgan McDonald; two sisters: Barbara (James) Wiseman, Eloise Moore both of Crab Orchard, WV; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Hawkins; and 11 brothers and sisters. Les served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961. He was an Operating Engineer for over 50 years and a board member at Johnny's Resort for over 30 years. He was also a life member of the Amvets Post #21 where he served as a Trustee, a life member of the VFW-DAV, the American Legion, Gold Eagle and a member of the Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sprint car races and was a avid Buckeyes and Steelers fan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 1:00-4:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 10:30am on Monday, May 6, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Sally Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, May 5th 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, May 6th 2019 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Aunt Sandy
Date :Thursday, May 2nd 2019
From : Lisa Wiseman Wooten
Aunt Sandy,
I'm very sorry that I will not be able to be there. I know Sally and my dad will help to look out after you on the funeral. Please let me know if there is anything I can do from a distance.
Love you...

To : Sandy
Date :Thursday, May 2nd 2019
From : Alan and Joyce George
Sandy, So sorry for your loss. Alan will always cherish the years that he worked with Les and came to know him as a friend. Prayers for you and your family.

Alan and Joyce

To : Family
Date :Friday, May 3rd 2019
From : Tim
Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of Rolf. We pray that God will provide the family with the strength needed to endure this difficult time. As one faithful man said, I have hope toward God, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. May the Family cherish these words and find comfort in this wonderful hope from God. jworg

To : Aunt Sandy David
Date :Friday, May 3rd 2019
From : Diane Perry
Dear Aunt Sandy & David
My heart was crushed when I heard about the untimely passing away of Uncle Les. Aunt Sandy and David I am so very sorry my words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel of your beloved husband and father.I know you will so ever treasure the times you spent together and nevertheless the memories you all have made with each other! Such joyful times and I know myself I never forget the times he came to Maine. Oh did he make MEMORIES with myself that I'll never forget and for that Uncle Les I would like to thank you!That memory I will always cherish! Aunt Sandy he has touch so many lives but you are the luckiest woman to have stolen his heart! As you look around you'll see how many hearts truly loved Uncle Les and are there for you and David! God Bless you Uncle Les give mom a kiss for me! I love you Aunt Sandy & David

To : Hawkins family
Date :Friday, May 3rd 2019
From : Stephanie Keen
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace, during this time. Love and prayers to Sandy, Barbara, Eloise, and family

To : Aunt Sandy and David and Mary
Date :Saturday, May 4th 2019
From : John and Brenda Harlow
Aunt Sandy and David, my favorite cuz, I am lifting you up in my prayers, I know how you must be hurting loosing the rock of your family when mom passed away I was completely devastated as she was my rock, the first year was the hardest year of my life, in sorry I can not be there because of work, I want you to know that I'm there in spirit, I will be praying for you all in these difficult days ahead, love you all!

To : Aunt Sandy David
Date :Saturday, May 4th 2019
From : Diane Perry
Aunt Sandy & David
I'll wanted to say the
Lord's Prayer for Uncle Les it's one of my favorite's.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On Earth
As it is in heaven
Give us this day
Our daily bread
And forgive us
Our debts
As we forgive
Our debters
And lead us not
Into temptation
But deliver us
From evil
For Thine
Is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory
For ever
God Bless You Uncle Les!

To : Aunt Eloise Aunt Bobbie
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Diane Perry
Aunt Eloise & Aunt Bobbie,
I am thinking of you during this time of the loss of Uncle Les your last brother!Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy goes out to the both of you Aunt Eloise & Aunt Bobbie. Death is not easy,God closes one door, He opens another.Here is a poem called
Today is full of memories
Of a Brother laid to rest
and every single one of them
Is filled with happiness
For you were someone special
Always such a joy to know
And there was so much pain
When it was time to let you go
That's why this special message
Is sent to heaven above
For the Angels to take care of you
And give you all my love Les!
Love You Eloise & Bobbie
All my love Aunt Eloise & Aunt Bobbie

To : Sandy and family
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Dale and Marlene Evans
Sandy and family, So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers..he will be dearly missed by so many people...with sympathy, Dale and Marlene ...

To : Sandy
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Lonnie and Bonnie Ward
Sandy, We are so sorry for your loss.
We are coming home from Alabama so will not be at the viewing Orr funeral. Our deepest sympathy.
Lonnie and Bonnie Ward

To : Sandy Hawkins
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Dodie Bruns
Sandy, Was sadden to hear of Les's passing. He will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences to you and your son David.

Dodie and Tony Bruns

To : Mom Dave and family
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Gonzo and Tracey
Love you all. Sorry to learn of Les's passing. Lake Erie and the land will miss a good man. Our hearts are with. Gonzo and Tracey

To : Les Hawkins Family
Date :Sunday, May 5th 2019
From : Fred Patton
Sorry to hear about Les, My Prayers and Sympathies to Family and Friends!Worked with Les At IUOE Local 18! Sincerely, Fred Patton!

To : Sandy Family
Date :Thursday, May 9th 2019
From : Bill Westenbarger
I was sadden to hear that my friend had passed. I hope you all will be comforted knowing he is with the Lord in heaven. Les always was smiling and ready to tell a story or two. He will be missed. Sincerely, Bill Westenbarger