Wallace Haukoos, 1913-2014

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wallace Haukoos was born Jan. 17, 1913, to Peter and Mary (Hauskins) Haukoos in Buffalo Center, Iowa. He died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa, at 101.

Wallace Haukoos

Wallace Haukoos

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with the Revs. David Bergstrom and Norman Erickson officiating. Interment will be in Walters Cemetery in Walters.

He moved to Walters at the age of 4 and attended the Walters Public School through eighth grade. On Sept. 5, 1935, he was united in marriage to Marie Soost of Wells in Albert Lea. He remained on the farm until the family moved to Estherville in 1947. He was a longtime employee of Brink Oil Co. until his retirement in 1975. Wallace was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway and Estherville Senior Citizens. During retirement he enjoyed homespun activities like visiting with his family and friends, working in the yard and feeding the birds.

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Left to cherish his memory are Donald and wife, Marilyn, Haukoos of Willard, Mo., Gerry Haukoos of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Merlin Haukoos of Oakland, Iowa, and special friend, Marlene Lindeman; grandchildren Lisa McMullen of Seattle and Barry Haukoos of Minneapolis, Brian Haukoos of Burnsville, Tanya Merkel of Woodstock, Ill., Carlenda and husband, Reid Goslin, of Macomb, Mich., Mark Demarais of Hollywood and Bradley Demarais of Mauston, Wis.; great-grandchildren Alec McMullen of Omaha, Christopher and Kaelyn Talbot of St Charles, Ill., and Erica McMorris of Seattle; sisters Pearl Lindeman of Albert Lea and Margaret Haukoos of Lake Mills; sisters-in-law Doryce Soost of Wells and Bessie Soost of Wells; and many nieces and nephews.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie (Soost) Haukoos; son, Marlin; nine brothers; two sisters; nine sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law. Memorials may be given to Gentiva Hospice in Spirit Lake, Rosewood Manor or Estherville Lutheran Church.