The funeral Mass for Adam Hauck, 84, Richardton, is at 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richardton, with the Rev. Boniface Muggli celebrating.
Burial is in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Richardton.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, and continues from 4-9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richardton, with a rosary and vigil service at 7 p.m.
Adam died on Tuesday, March 12, 2008, at Meritcare Hospital, Fargo.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1923, on the family farm north of Richardton, where he lived his entire life.
Adam was the son of Mike and Tillie (Fleckenstein) Hauck. He attended a country school near the farm in his early years. Later, he attended the Assumption Abbey.
Adam married Millie Doll on Oct. 9, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richardton. Throughout their 57 years together, they farmed, ranched and raised their seven children.
They enjoyed many activities, including traveling in their camper van and square dancing.
Adam was always very involved in serving his community and church.
As an active and dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, Adam achieved the rank of Fourth Degree Knight and was named State Knight of the Year in 1995.
In 1997, his family was named North Dakota Family of the Year and went on to be named International Family of the Year, second runner up.
As a member of St. Mary’s Church, Adam served as an usher and Eucharistic minister as well as on St. Mary’s Endowment Fund Board.
He volunteered for and coordinated many popular events in support of the church and the Knights of Columbus and could always be counted on to lend his cooking skills to the cause.
Adam was a charter member of the Richardton Rural Fire Department and continued to serve on the board until his death.
His efforts helped to establish funding and equipment for the department.
He also was a member of the Richardton Saddle Club, Germans from Russia and Stockmen’s Association.
Adam was active in the cattle business and enjoyed attending livestock sales.
He was happy to mentor the young ranchers and farmers who often came to him for advice.
Many Hauck Reunions, chaired by Adam, brought hundreds of relatives together for celebrations.
Adam was an avid card player; a trait he passed on to his children and grandchildren.
In his later years, Adam enjoyed spending time in his grain bin getaway and creating the many freehand plasma-cut metal sculptors that are displayed at his farm.
Adam is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Millie; their six children, Dale (Diane) Hauck, Richardton, Duane (Kay) Hauck, Fargo, Renae (Bernie) Reynolds, Moorhead, Minn., Mike (Jodi) Hauck, Ellensburg, Wash., Randy (Theresa) Hauck, Velva, and Carmen (Dan) Hoefs, Fargo; 14 grandchildren, Brendan Reynolds, Tracey Hauck, Dallas Hauck, Austin Hauck, Dustin Hauck, Delton Hauck, Dominic (Amanda) Hauck, Alison Reynolds, Phillip Meier, Danielle Hauck, Adam Hoefs, Trevor Hauck, Christine Hoefs and Chance Hauck; two great-grandchildren, Karsen and Brooks; three sisters, Minnie Gress, Helen (Ted) Kubisiak and Rose Marie Hauck; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melani; his parents; and his brother-in-law, Leo Gress.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)