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Chief Bryan Jay Hawk

May 10, 1963 ~ July 22, 2021 (age 58)

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Chief Bryan Jay Hawk, age 58 of Holton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Mercy Health – Mercy Campus in Muskegon from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 10, 1963 in Muskegon, Michigan to Orville & Marie (Rasmussen) Hawk. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Bryan had worked for the Holton Township Fire Department for 31 years, including the last 2 ½ years as Chief. He was also a handyman for Rose Companies at Pine Grove Manor. Bryan enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting his guns, but most of all he enjoyed camping & kayaking with his family. On March 9, 2012 he married Lori Risner, and she survived him along with 5 children: Rose (Chris) Burrous of Twin Lake, Amber (Fiance BJ Smith) Hawk of Muskegon, Dustin (Samantha) Risner of Holton, Kari (Brian) Sheffield of Fountain, Cory Wiener of Muskegon; 8 Grandchildren; his parents; 4 siblings: Rodney (Kristy) Hawk of Hesperia, Jill Burns of North Carolina, Joan (Jim) Cutlip of Ohio, Ted Hawk of Holton. He is also survived by many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marc Hawk, and his sister-in-law, Alissa Hawk.  According to his wishes, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Bryan's life will be held outdoors at the Holton United Methodist Church Prayer Garden at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 14, 2021 with Pastor Matt Stoll officiating. Please bring your own lawn chair for seating. A time to visit with the family will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Holton Township Fire Department. You can sign the online guest book at Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.

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Celebration of Life
August 14, 2021

7:00 PM
Holton United Methodist Church Prayer Garden
9530 Holton Duck Lake Road
Holton, MI 49425


Holton Township Fire Department
P.O. Box 123, Holton MI 49425

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