Leonard Dale Hawes, age 74, of Kalamazoo Passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo. Dale was born March 28, 1943 in Kalamazoo the son of Glen and Helen (Dugan) Hawes, and has lived the majority of his life in the Kalamazoo and Gobles area. He was the most loving father, and grandfather, and was known to many as Uncle Pete. He enjoyed fishing, traveling to Ludington, and was a very outgoing person that enjoyed life. He defined the term "never met a stranger". Surviving are his 7 children, Leonard D. (Hannah) Hawes II of Paw Paw, Devenia (Russ) Cowper of FL, Shawn (Tammy) Hawes of Dothan, AL, Andy (Vikkie) Schmitz of Galesburg, Glen Hawes of Kalamazoo, Michelle (Tim Johnson) Hawes of Kalamazoo, Michael Hawes of Kalamazoo; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Bradley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Hawes; a brother, Robert Hawes; and 3 sisters, Donna Hopwood, Glenda Weed, Patricia Hawes. The family will meet friends 6-8 PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Gobles Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday. Interment will follow in Kendall Cemetery, Pine Grove Township. The family suggests memorials be made to American Heart Association or to the Autism Society.