James F. Hauck

Born in Rolfe, IA on Aug. 6, 1924
Died on Mar. 25, 2006 and resided in Des Moines, IA.



James Foval Hauck, 81, passed away at the Des Moines Veterans Hospital on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Jim was born on August 6, 1924 in Rolfe, Iowa to V. D. and Bernice Hauck. He graduated from Rolfe High School in 1942 and the American Technical Trade School in Chicago, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific from May 1942 to July 1947. In 1943, he married Shirley Sawyer of Fort Dodge.

Jim worked for A and A Television for 21 years retiring in 1973. He was a life member of VFW Post 9662 and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He also belonged to the American Legion Highland Park Post. He was a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital for over 20 years. He won multiple gold medals at the National Wheelchair Games and Golden Age Games and enjoyed gardening.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; two sons, John (Linda) Hauck of Plattsmouth, NE and Jim (Jane) Hauck of Johnston; sister, Jeanette (Bill) Forsythe of Fort Meyers, FL and JoAnne (Harry) Bollard of Wheatridge, CO; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America or the Scholarship Fund of VFW Post 9662.

Jim's inspirational life will be cherished by all those who knew and loved him.