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Edward Theodore "Teddy" Hawk, 58

Edward Theodore "Teddy" Hawk, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:05 a.m. April 22, 2009 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Born on September 27, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, he was the son of Theodore "Ted" M. and Luella M. (Francis) Hawk. 

Raised in Allen County, IN and moving to Whitley County , IN in 1959, he graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1970 and ITT, Fort Wayne , IN with the Class of 1972. He worked at Carpenter's Dairy Farm, Columbia City, Car-O-Matic Car Wash, Phillips 66 Southpoint in 1976, Northway Chyrsler-Plymouth, Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN, Patton Electric Co., Bracken Ridge St., Fort Wayne, IN, Old Fort Supply, Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN, Magnavox Corporation from 1983-1990 as a tester, Columbia City and he was also a newspaper delivery person for Fort Wayne Newspapers . His memberships include Columbia City United Methodist Church, former member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN, Past Governor of Moose Lodge #1063, Son of American Legion, Post #98, Columbia City, Elk's Lodge, Columbia City, Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Little People of America Association, Embassy Foundation and Civic Theater, both of Fort Wayne, where he was an actor. 

He is survived by his mother, Luella M. Hawk of Columbia City; sisters, Electa Jane (Vern) Hawk-Hueske of Big Lake; Jo Ann (James) Espich of Port Charlotte, FL; Frances "Jackie" (Jerry) Long of Warsaw; 8 nieces; 8 nephews; 25 great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore "Ted" M. Hawk and 1 nephew, William Stewart Long. 

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009 and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2009 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside, Columbia City. Additionally, an Elks Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway, Columbia City on Saturday, April 25, 2009 with Reverend Paul Arnold and Associate Pastor Jean Ness both ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Lutheran Cemetery , Columbia City , IN. Memorial bequests may be given in memory of Mr. Hawk to Columbia City United Methodist Church or Little People of America Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.



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