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Nancy Hawkinson named posthumous 'Citizen of the Year'

Pictured are members of town of St. Joseph Citizen of the Year Nancy Hawkinson’ family, including Jake Wilson, Jeff Wefel, Robyn Wefel (daughter), Art Hawkinson and Town Board Chair Theresa Johnson. Robyn and Jeff Wefel's children and Jake Willson are fifth generation town of St. Joseph residents. Photo courtesy of Laurie DeRosier

The "Citizen of the Year" Nancy Hawkinson, was announced at the Town of St. Joseph annual meeting on April 11, 2019. Nancy's husband, Art Hawkinson and members of their family were present to posthumously accept the award.

Nancy was one of the many poll workers the township relied on every election day. Nancy had a passion for documenting the history of the area, genealogy, traveling, reading extensively, was an active participant in organizing the History Room at the Hudson Area Public Library and much, much more.

Nancy and the extended members of her family are multi-generation residents of the Town of St. Joseph.