Christopher E. Hauer

Friday, October 1, 2010

Christopher Hauer, age 36, of Storm Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. A memorial service celebrating Chris's life will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Chenango Valley State Park in Broome County, N.Y.

Christopher E. Hauer was born May 28, 1974 to Linda and Edson Hauer. He grew up and received his education in Binghamton, N.Y.

Chris recently moved to Storm Lake and worked for GCC, delivering concrete. Prior to moving to Iowa, Chris lived and worked in Binghamton, N.Y. driving truck for WestCode Ent. He loved driving and took with him many great memories of his cross country travels. Chris brought his daughters, Emily and Abigail, to Storm Lake in hopes of providing them a better future. He loved to write; which delved into poetry, song lyrics, and had started writing his own novel. Another of Chris's favorite past times was playing guitar and in his earlier years had played in a local cover band. He had and shared many stories of his endeavors.

Chris dreamed of, one day, bringing a part of N.Y. to Storm Lake. He loved to cook and was planning to open a New York style sandwich shop in the local area.

Chris had an amazing sense of humor and was sure to bring laughs to anyone he crossed paths with. He loved and cherished his family and friends very much. He will be incredibly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Edson Hauer, in 2009. Chris is survived by his children, Emily and Abigail of Storm Lake, his mother, Linda Hauer of Binghamton, N.Y., his grandmother, Reva Sadler of N.Y., his three brothers, Jason (Carol) of N.H., Justin (Karen) of NV, Kenneth (Cara) of N.Y., a sister, Heather (Patty) of N.Y., a beloved girlfriend, Tammi Nierling and her children, Lexi and Zac, of Storm Lake. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.