Richard Haukoos, 1940-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2019

Richard Earl Haukoos, 78, of Albert Lea died at his home Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

Richard Haukoos

A private celebration of Richard’s life will take place Sunday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Burial was in Walters Cemetery earlier in the week.

Richard was born to Ruth and Earl “Tommy” Haukoos Dec. 27, 1940, in Freeborn County.

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Richard was the father of four boys and divorced from his wives. He had been married to Judy, who was the mother of his son, Greg; Barb was the mother of sons Ricky and Michael; and Susan was his son, David’s, mother.

Richard loved being at home raising his pigeons. He and his close friends formed the Old School Jacobin Club. Richard also loved his cars, driving them and working on them — especially his ’51 Mercury, and collecting antiques.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Ervin Gerber.

He is survived by his sons Greg Haukoos of Walters, Ricky (wife, Georgia) Haukoos of Austin, Michael Haukoos of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and David Haukoos of Seattle; numerous grandchildren and their families; one sister, Mary Gerber, of Walters; and two brothers, Dale (Donnell) of Albert Lea and Paul (Nadine) of St. Peter.