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Margaret C. Hauk, 81

Margaret C. "Marge" Hauk, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on Feb.10, 1928, in Cassville, the daughter of Louis and Alberta (Scanlan) Uppena.

After graduating from Cassville High School, Marge attended Electronics School in Minneapolis.

On Aug. 19, 1946, Marge was united in marriage to Walter Hauk at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.

Her greatest joy and focus was her family and she leaves behind a rich legacy of her children's families and their ever extending circles. Marge was an active member of the St. Charles Parish and the CCW. She enjoyed quilting with her friends in Burton and could always be counted on as a substitute for the neighborhood card club.

Over the years, she has donated more than 18 gallons of blood and countless hours of volunteer work. Marge worked at the Waterloo Township voting station, as an assistant cook, and at the floral shop after raising 11 children.

Survivors include her children: Tom (Jan) Hauk of Buckeye, Ariz.; Ellen (Greg) Koelker of Stoddard; Barb (Chuck) Wright of Potosi; Brian (Jodi) Hauk of River Falls; Kathy (Don) Russell of Cassville; Lori (Dave) Fure of Cassville; and Bill (Amy) Hauk of Potosi; daughter-in-law, Betty Peterson of St. Olaf, Iowa; brother, Gene Uppena of Blue Earth, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Pauline Uppena of Cassville; brother-in-law, Jerome Hauk of Fennimore; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Walt; her sons: Dick, Mike and Bob; her daughter, Joyce; a son-in-law, Dave Junk; her sister, Marian Uppena; her brothers: Bob, Charles and John Uppena; a sister-in-law, Lucille Reynolds and her brothers-in-law: William, Lawrence, and Francis Hauk.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 4, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Fr. John Norder and Msgr. James Uppena officiating.

A private family burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery in Cassville.

Martin Funeral Home in Cassville assisted the family.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be offered to the American Cancer Society or to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Marge's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Orchard Manor Nursing Home for all their compassionate, kind and respectful care for our mom.

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