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Donald R. Hauck

Donald was born in Duluth, Minnesota on February 12, 1924. He died on January 15, 2017 after living a full and happy life. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, his beloved Ellen.

After graduating from Dawson County High School in Glendive, Montana, he enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in December, 1942 and graduated on June 27, 1944. He trained to fly B-17s and served with the 8th Air Force based in England. He flew 6 combat missions with the 509th Bomb Squadron. He was an engineer aviator and proudly served in the United States Army for over 27 years. He spent over 9 of those years overseas. He retired as a Colonel and lived in Colorado Springs for the rest of his life.

He loved to bowl and play golf. He was a longtime member of the Elks Club as well as being a Shriner and a Mason. He and Ellen loved to travel and belonged to a travel club that took them to wonderful places such as: Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. They loved to gamble and went to Las Vegas and Elko, Nevada, as well as enjoying trips up the mountains to Cripple Creek. Travel without Ellen was to visit family and attend special events for his two granddaughters: Shelby Bohn and Colby (Max) Westman.

In addition to his granddaughters, he is survived by his three children: Jason (LaVonne) of El Paso, Texas, Jeff (Trish Meyer) of Redmond, Oregon, and Jan (Mike) Bohn of Stafford, Virginia.

The family will celebrate his life with private services.

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