Ethel Hauf

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To view a delayed streaming of the service the following day (11/4/21) access www.mtmsales.net/thomas

Ethel Hauf, 94, Max, ND, died Friday, October 29, 2021, in a Garrison nursing home.

Ethel was born August 17, 1927, in Minot, ND to Axel and Mathilda (Anderson) Johnson. She grew up in the Magic City and graduated from Minot Model High School in 1946. Ethel worked as a salesclerk for S & L and Montgomery Wards.

Ethel was united in marriage to Erwin Hauf on June 14, 1947, in Minot. They made their home on a farm located near Max and operated it for the next 38 growing seasons. They moved into town in 1985. Erwin passed away on February 23, 2013.

Ethel was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Max, where she was involved in various activities of the church that included teaching Sunday School and serving as the church organist for over 35 years. She also belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Ethel will be remembered for her love of music and her ability to share it with others her entire life through church, skits, and gatherings. Ethel enjoyed spending time in her garden, and she kept her hands busy with crocheting and baking. Ethel was affectionately known as “The Bun Lady” for many years.

Ethel is survived by her children, Timothy Hauf, Kingston, WA; Thomas (Mary) Hauf, Max, ND; David (Dawn) Hauf, South Sioux City, NE; Melinda Thorson, Bottineau, ND; grandchildren Ryan (Genevieve) Hauf, Anthony (Heidi) Hauf, Lisa (Jerad) Lemer, Adam Hauf, Chad (April) Hauf and Kyle Thorson; great-grandchildren Seth Kostenko and Madyson Kostenko, Carter Lemer, Miranda Walsh and Megan (Michael) Lawrence, Natasha Roberts, Braydon Hauf, Khalisi Hauf, Liam Hauf, Ira and Eva Hauf; great-great grandchildren Liberty and Emilia Lawrence; along with several nieces and nephews.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband Erwin, granddaughter Stacy Roberts, sisters Hannah Hanson, Florence Smith, Helen Darling, Vivian Hagen and brothers Clarence, Francis, John and William Johnson.

Funeral Service:  11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Max, ND. To view a delayed streaming of the service the following day access www.mtmsales.net/thomas

Interment:  Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Visitation: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. at 8:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the start of the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Max.


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