Elizabeth (Hauck) Haman, the daughter of John and Christine (Schneider) Hauck, was born in the rural Richardton, North Dakota, home of her parents on April 2, 1917.She died at the age of 94 years on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota, in the care of her family and hospice.
Elizabeth was raised in the rural Richardton home of her parents and received her education in a nearby country school.On October 28, 1937, she was united in marriage to Anton M. Haman in Richardton.Following their marriage, they made their home and farmed in the rural Berwick and Fulda areas until purchasing a farm northeast of Rugby, which they operated together until retiring to Rugby in 1968.A loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, she will be remembered for her great cooking skills, especially the German dishes.She took great pride in her flower garden, loved old-time music, and, in her younger days, could kick up the heels on the dance floor.She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed hosting visitors, playing cards and dice, playing bingo and taking an occasional trip to the casino.Her greatest treasure was her family.
Survivors include three sons, Alex (Janice) of Fairbanks, Alaska, John of Billings, Montana, and Julius (Arlene) of Minot; two daughters, Verena (Fritz) Wolf of Rugby, and Linda (Bob) Spallinger of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cecilia Frederick of Dickinson, and Lorraine Doll of New Salem; sisters-in-law, Marion Hauck of Rugby, Helen Hauck and Marie Hauck, both of Richardton, Helen Hauck of Helena, Montana, and Marcella Haman of Bismarck; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; one son, Gary; two grandsons and a granddaughter in infancy; a great-grandson, Jared Volk; three sisters, Anna Fettig, Katie Fitterer, and Eva Zimmerman; six brothers, Nick, Paul, Peter, Alex, Frank, and Clem Hauck; a daughter-in-law, Vivian Haman; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby, with burial in the church cemetery.
Fr. Tom Graner was Celebrant. Music was provided by Galen Mack, vocal leader/cantor, and Glenda Mack, organist.
Casketbearers were Kristi Volk, Lee Wolf, Grant Haman, Lisa Farquharson, Shane Haman, Teri Koenig, Jeani Kopacz, and Michael Spallinger.
Honorary bearers were Ken, Kirk, Kim, Gary, and Scott Haman, Kari Geisinger, Gayle Mallok, Karla McIntyre, Lori Steckley, her 40 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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