Marie Reidinger Hauck, wife of Rudy Hauck of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully in hospice care of Dorsett Home in Spearfish on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 1:41 a.m. She was 91 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy, who passed away just two-and-a-half days earlier on October 6, also in hospice care of Dorsett home in Spearfish, SD. Marie was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Albert Reidinger, two sisters, Irene Haskett and Marjorie Mennis; a son, James; a granddaughter, Rachelle Hauck; a grandson, Daniel Forland; and a great-grandson, Canaan Hauck. Marie is survived by five sons: Michael of Spearfish, SD; Robert and wife, Rita of Ft. Worth, TX; Bonnie Santos, widow of James Hauck; Timothy and wife, Mona of Spearfish, SD; Ronald and wife, Julie of Sacramento, CA; William and wife, Suzy of Black Hawk, SD; a daughter, Kathleen Hauck Groom and husband, Tom Groom, of Parker, CO; 21 grandchildren: Erin Hauck Snell, Eric Hauck, Rosanne Hauck Leafblad, Ross Hauck, Kristin Hauck Gullickson, Rudy Hauck, Rindi Hauck, Calli Hauck Terveen, Kaitlin Hauck, Kirk Hauck, Carissa Hauck, Karina Hauck Mueller, Kyle Hauck, Caleb Hauck, Joshua Hauck, Scott Croff, Stephanie Croff Erickson, Brittany Groom, Adam Groom, Kaelin Groom, Molly Groom; 15 great-grandchildren: Jordan VanWinkle, Keane Hauck, Kaden Hauck, Kayla Snell, Arabelle Leafblad, Daniel Hauck, Benjamin Hauck, Lillian Hauck, Jordan Hauck, Davin Gullickson, Piers Gullickson, Nadia Croff, JaKoby Hanson, Cami Mueller, Caedmon Hauck; and a host of family and friends.
Marie was born November 12, 1919 in Tyndall, SD. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall where she sang as a cantor. After her marriage to Rudy Hauck on August, 20, 1941, they attended the Dutch Reformed Church where Rudy was a member. Rudy and Marie were both involved in music in the church and he sang in the men’s quartet in the Reformed Church until he was ordained a minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Throughout their years of ministry Rudy and Marie sang together and filled both their churches and home with music. In 1963, Marie and Rudy left the farm, eventually selling it to his cousin Ray Hauck, and moved to Terry, Montana where Rudy accepted a call to be the pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. In 1980 Marie and Rudy moved to Watford City, ND where Rudy served on the pastoral staff of the Wesleyan Church. In 1992 they retired in Spearfish, SD.
Marie was a devoted wife to Rudy, and dedicated mother, grandmother and great -grandmother. She is fondly remembered by her family for her delectable baking and meals. It was her faith and testimony that eventually led Rudy to come to a personal faith of his own and eventually answer a call to ministry as a pastor. Marie will also be remembered for her beautiful singing voice which graced her home and ministered to so many in church and community.
A double funeral service for both Marie and her husband, Rudy, took place in the Wesleyan Church in Terry, Montana on Monday, October 10. Marie and Rudy were laid to rest together in the Terry Community Cemetery, next to their son, James, and their granddaughter, Rachelle.
Published Oct. 12, 2011