Roger Hauk, age 58 of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, February 9, 2011, in Wall.
Roger M. Hauk was born September 27, 1952, in Wall, S.D., the son of Philip "Max" and Donna (Hemness) Hauk. He grew up in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1971. As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served two years in Germany.
Roger returned to Wall where he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Stacey on June 24, 1973. They both returned to Germany where they spent one more year. On September 6, 1974, he reenlisted in the Army. They moved to Ft. Knox, Ky., for drill instructor training. They remained at Ft. Knox where he was a drill sergeant until his honorable discharge on September 5, 1978. While at Ft. Knox, their son, Dustin, and daughter, Pamela, were born.
They moved back to Wall where he worked at NAPA Auto Parts. Later they moved to Wright, Wyo., where he worked at the Thunder Basin Coal Mine. In the early 1980's they returned to Wall where he operated his own spray business. In 1988, they moved to Mitchell where they owned and operated Goldies Campground. In late 2006, they returned to Wall where he began his employment at the Wall school.
Roger was a member of Carrol-McDonald American Legion Post #246 of Wall, and the Wall Lions Club. He enjoyed airplanes, fishing, horses, motorcycling, fossil hunting, but most of all being with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Patty of Wall; one son, Dustin Hauk and his wife, Tonya, of Gregory; one daughter, Pamela Hauk of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Samantha and Chance Hauk of Gregory; his father, Max Hauk and his wife, Nancy, of Wall; his mother, Donna Shelton and her husband, Woody, of Rapid City; two brothers, Richard Hauk of Wall and Phillip Hauk and his wife, Trish, of Piedmont; two sisters, Karen Moore and her husband, Larry, of Hill City, and Darla Mullanix and her husband, Russ, of Gordon, Neb.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Military graveside services by the Sturgis Honor Guard, were held Monday, February 14, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with Pastor Denzel Nonhof officiating.
A memorial has been established to the Roger Hauk Family at the First Interstate Bank of Wall, P.O. Box 402, Wall, SD 57790.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
An online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com