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Funeral services for V. D. Hauck were held last Thursday at the Hauck home at 2:00 p.m. and at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. W. F. Schneck was in charge of the services.

A quartet composed of E. P. Lomen, Chester Lund, Rev. Emery Petersen and H. I. Wickre sang "Abide With Me" and "Crossing the Bar." Rev. Petersen sang a baritone solo, "The Lord's Prayer." Mrs. C. F. Boyce accompanied the singers and furnished organ music previous to and after the service.

The pallbearers were Carl J. White, G. G. Butter, 0. K. Patterson, L. R. Davidson, M. W. Webb and R. G. Hunter.

Arrangement of the flowers was in charge of Mrs. F. E. Grant, Mr . R. G. Hunter, Mrs. L. R. Davidson, Mrs. M. W. Webb and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Peterson.

Included among those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Willis Forsyth, Victoria, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hauck, Rochester, N. Y.; G. K. Hauck, Burlington, Vermont; Mr. and Mrs. George Murray, Sheldon; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Foval, Jewell; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rierson, Radcliff; Mr. and Mrs. Jean Foval, Jewell; Mrs. Carroll Stoner, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe White, Albert Lea, Minn.; Mrs. 0. M. Chaney and Mrs. L. A. White, Spencer; Mrs. Eva Browdre, Mrs. Frank Hladek, Mrs. Bernard Isacson and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brewster, Fort Dodge.

Valentine Dennis Hauck, the eldest son of Hattie M. and the late George 0. Hauck, was born in Rolfe, Iowa, on February 24, 1901, and passed away on Sunday, July 16, 1944, at the age of 43 ears, 4 months and 22 days.

"Bud", as he was familiarly and affectionately known to everyone, spent his entire life in Rolfe. He was graduated from the Rolfe high school and entered into the mercantile business with his father. Upon the death of the latter he engaged in business for himself thus perpetuating the name of Hauck as a successful business firm since the founding of the present town.

In 1922 he was united in marriage with Bernice Foval and to this happy union was born four children, Jeanette, now living in Victoria, Texas, James, now on active duty in the United States Navy, Jo Ann, of Rolfe and a son, Robert Jean, who passed away in infancy.

In addition to his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing, his mother, Hattie M. Hauck, of Rolfe, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Wiegman of Rolfe, Mrs. Esther Murray of Sheldon, Iowa, one brother, George K., of Burlington, Vermont, and one grandchild Patricia Forsyth, of Victoria, Texas, and a host of friends.

His sudden passing came as a distinct shock to the community. Although he had been a sufferer with heart trouble for years, he was active and in good spirits until the very last minute when he passed away peacefully while resting in his home.

Bud Hauck was a man who enjoyed life. He was proud of his home, of his family and of his home town. He was a member of the Presbyterian church since the early years of his life, a member of the Masonic lodge, president of the Rolfe golf club and a member of all local civic and patriotic organizations. He enjoyed outdoor life and outdoor sports and his hobbies were hunting, fishing and golfing. He was an ardent football and basketball fan and he faithfully followed the fortunes of the local high school teams engaged in those sports. He was a successful business man and a good organizer, contributing his time and energies to all civic enterprises. He was true to his friends and his passing leaves a big empty space in our social and business fields.