Donald G. Hauf

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A recording of the service may be viewed, starting on Saturday, by accessing https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas

Donald Hauf, 81, Max died on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Trinity Hospital Minot.

Donald Garry was born on August 1, 1940, in Minot to Paul and Erna (Walter) Hauf. He was raised on a farm southeast of Max, baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church rural Max, and attended rural schools and Max High School. As a young man he assisted his family with the operation of their grain and dairy farm, and then worked on construction of the Minot Air Force Base, Bishop Ryan High School and St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Max.

Donald married JoAnn Busch of Sawyer on April 16, 1961, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sawyer. Shortly after they married, they purchased what became the family farm southeast of Max in Poplar Township of McLean County where they raised small grains and operated a dairy farm. After 35 years they moved on from milk cows to range cattle eventually having two of their sons join them in farming during the 1980’s.  Even after retiring, Donald continued to be an active part of the farm and enjoyed passing on his love of farming to his grandson Brytin. Later in life, he and JoAnn had enjoyed traveling, seeing friends and family from coast to coast and spending the winter months down in Arizona.

Donald was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church – Max where he was a member of the LLL (Lutheran Laymen’s League) and held numerous positions including Elder and Treasurer. Also, he was a member of Max Farm Services holding a seat on the board of directors, and Max Jaycees where he served in many positions throughout his years. Donald passed on his vast knowledge to his sons and grandchildren, helping them with agricultural, welding and livestock projects for 4-H. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and especially loved attending their sporting events and 4-H activities. He enjoyed deer hunting and ice fishing with his sons and grandchildren, family gatherings, camping at area lakes with family and friends and Twins baseball games.

Donald’s loving family includes his children: Troy Hauf of Max, Kurt (Lydia) Hauf of Bismarck and Bryce Hauf of Max; grandchildren: Ashley Hauf, Jesse Hauf, Lacey (Justin) Crum, Tyler (April) Hauf, Taylor Hauf, Brytin Hauf, Nevaeh Hauf, Bailey (Landon) Wutzke, Reece (Shauna) Hauf, Emma Vannett and Gavin Vannett; great grandchildren: Hailey, Chloe and Jaxon Crum; Tyeson and Avrianna Hauf; and Autumn Hauf and Beauden Carr; brothers and sisters: Delores (Keith) Soiseth, Alfred (Sandy) Hauf, Garry (Lonnie) Hauf, Larry (Tammy) Hauf, Allen (Dianna) Hauf and Mary Ann Hauf; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years: JoAnn; his parents; infant brother: Robert Hauf; sister: Janice Ryan; in laws: Leroy Ryan, Robert Busch; Diann Busch, Karen Busch; son: Jeffrey Hauf; daughter in law: Betty Walker and grandchildren: Gaige Hage and Justin Donald Hauf.

Funeral Service: Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Matthew Lutheran Church – Max. A recording of the service may be viewed, starting on Saturday, by accessing https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
Interment will be in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation: Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in St. Mathew Lutheran Church – Max.
Prayer Service:  Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in the church.
Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

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