Elmer Arthur Hauck, 89, of Yankton, died Sunday, November 11, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.
Funeral Services were held November 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Reverend David Gunderson officiating. Burial was at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton.
Elmer was born August 30, 1912, at Menno, to Edward and Annette (Herrboldt) Hauck. He was baptized on December 27, 1914, in Menno. The Reverend J.M. Reinestad confirmed him on November 14, 1926, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menno. On September 12, 1937, he married Loretta L. Schmidt at Martinus Lutheran Church in rural Utica. She died on May 27, 1996 at the age of 78 years. Elmer worked at Gurneys following his marriage and later went into the sand, gravel and excavating business. In 1942, they moved to California where he worked for the shipyards in Oakland until 1948. They returned to Yankton and he continued in the sand, gravel and excavating business. He received doctor's orders to quit working in 1969, due to his health. He did work at the Human Services Center in the snack shop until his retirement and also part-time selling monuments for Luken Memorials until 1993.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Barbara Hauck, Klamath Falls, Ore.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Paul Koth, Alta; and Diana Campbell, Yankton; four grandchildren, Jonathan Hauck, Denver, Colo., Jennifer Hauck, Portland Ore., Matthew Koth, Iowa City, and Chelsea Campbell, Yankton; four sisters and brother-in-law, Vera and Frank Kuchta, Yankton; Agnes and Alton Brosz, Yankton; Mildred Zwemke, Yankton; and Lucille and Morris Frye, Rapid City; and brother and sister-in-law, Ervin and Arlene Hauck, Denver.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, and a brother, Alvin Hauck.