In loving memory of

Vivian Hawk
September 24, 1922 - August 28, 2021

A Live Stream of Vivian's funeral will be available at the following link

Vivian Marie (Lentz) Hawk, 98, of Leesburg, FL and St. Charles, MN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 28, 2021 in Leesburg - weeks short of her 99th birthday. Vivian was born September 24, 1922 in Howard (Miner County), SD to Claus H. and Kathryn E. Lentz, the second of three children. She graduated from Pine Island High School in Pine Island, MN. On December 17, 1943, she married Dale J. Hawk at Central Methodist Church, Washington, DC. After WW II, she attended Kent State University and studied Home Economics while Dale completed his degree. She lived in Philadelphia, PA while Dale attended medical school and they started a family.
She moved to Chardon, OH, after Dale finished medical school and internship. Besides being a homemaker with three sons, Vivian was very active in the local Methodist Church and several civic clubs. In 1957 an opportunity arose for Dale and Vivian to move their family to St. Charles, MN where they lived, worked and saw their family thrive.
She continued to take an active part in church, Eastern Star lodge (a 50-year member) and school activities, serving as president of the local Parent-Teachers Association. She was also very involved with sewing, crafts and collecting agates. She was an avid golfer (the best short game in our family - and she made 4 hole-in-one's) while playing countless rounds with Dale, her friends and weekly outings with her son Steven.
Vivian is survived by sons: Elliott (Gail) Hawk of Eagan, MN, and Steven (Lois) Hawk of Leesburg, FL, daughter-in-law: Sherrie Hawk, Wabasha, MN; grandchildren: Emily, Austin, Katherine, Christopher, Stephanie and Eric; and four great-grandchildren. She has been preceded in death by husband Dale, son Charles, parents Claus & Katy and brothers Luverne and Eugene (Sam).
Services to remember Vivian will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant Jenny Hoff. A visitation will be from noon until time of services at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Vivian and view her video tribute, when it becomes available at


Julia O Brien wrote on Sep 21, 2021:

"Vivian was a very special woman. Strong,hard working and dedicated to her family and beliefs. She also knew how to relax and enjoy life. My favorite memory is beach combing on Lake Pepin. She will be missed. Julia O\'Brien "

Lil Bartholomew wrote on Sep 21, 2021:

"My sympathy to you and Lois. I know you two gave excellent care to your Mom. She lived a long life. The final is very difficult. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless, Lil Bartholomew "

Judi pronk wrote on Sep 14, 2021:

"I never knew Vivian but Dr hawk was my doctor as a little girl and probably influenced me to be a nurse. My sympathy to your family "

Keith and LAVonne OBrien wrote on Sep 12, 2021:

"Vivian was a wonderful friend. Whether it was bowling or golfing or just enjoying her hospitality in St. Charles or at the cabin on Lake Pepin, Vivian knew how to make the most of our times together. She and Dale showed us all how to have a great marriage, filled with respect and love. "

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Vivian was a beautiful, kind and gentle lady. We are blessed for knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers to her family."

Lynette Spitzer wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss but remember what a wonderful lady your mom was!"

Bill Eckles wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"To family and friends of Vivian, I am sorry for your loss, and you are in my thoughts and in my heart at this difficult time."

Janell Dahl wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Vivian was a very nice lady and always had a smile for everyone she met. I remember her and Dale with fond memories. Blessings. Janell Dahl"

Wendy Miller wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"So sorry to hear about Vivian\'s passing. She was a wonderful woman. Sympathies and prayers to all of Vivian\'s family."

Joan Hager wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"Vivian was one of the finest women Ive ever known. She was an avid bowler and always a lot of fun. A very kind person and always a smile on her face. She?ll be missed . Deepest sympathy to her family. "

Bette Benedett wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"Vivian and Dale were neighbors of ours when we lived in St. Charles. We bowled together .Great friends and Dale great Dr. Keith and Steve graduated together from higher school . Bette Benedett"