CHATHAM / SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – James William “Invoice” Hawley, 80, of Sault Ste. Marie and formerly of Chatham, died early Friday morning, September 24, 2021, in the emergency room at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Married.
He was born on January 10, 1941, in Marquette, to Pee Wee and Jeanette (Dennis) Hawley. Bill grew up in Eben and graduated from Eben High School in 1959. He served in the United States Marine Corps from February 1961 to February 1965. Bill returned to Munising after serving in the Marines and worked at CCI for twenty-two years. He also worked for the State of Michigan before working for Kimberly Clark. Bill retired from Kimberly Clark as a maintenance foreman in 1998. He married Lynn Marie Savola on May 4, 1990. Bill was a former member of DAV and Munising Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, market gardening and raising beef cattle.
He is survived by his wife for over thirty-one years – Lynn Hawley of Sault Ste. Married; children – Merry Hawley from Traverse City, James (Marcy) Hawley from Springfield, NE, Noel (Abe) Mahoski from Munising, Jeremy (Terri) Savola from Sault Ste. Marie and Derek Hawley of Chatham; grandchildren – Autumn Decker, Jacob Mahoski, Lorena (Isaac) Cole, Izaak Mahoski, Brennan Nobles, Whitney and Braden Hawley, Kaylee Savola, Evan Stevenson, Chevi Savola and Cyrus Savola; great-grandchildren – Kanye and Kendrick Cole and Aurora Moreland; Siblings – Joe (Phyllis) Hawley from Chatham, Ann (Rusty) Atherton from Gladstone, Susie (Ron) Dittmer from Vancouver, WA, Bob (Donette) Hawley from Oxford, MI and Duane “Chick” (Gina) Laakso limestone.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and brothers – Frank Hawley and Tom (Kitty) Hawley.
Services will be held at Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Visitations will be from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Marine Corps League and American Legion and Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard will render military honors at 2:00 p.m., followed by Bill’s funeral presided over by Deacon Tom Moseley. Interment will take place in Mathias Township Cemetery in Trenary at a later date.
Bill’s obituary and online guestbook can be found at bowerman funÃ©railles.net.