Mr. Jack Hauger passed away on March 17, 2017 at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Streator, Illinois. He was born January 3, 1935 to George W. Hauger and Erma (McCambridge) Hauger in Magnolia, Illinois. Surviving are his two daughters, Janine Marie (Frank) Standafer of Middle River, MD., Jacqueline Mary (Rick) Henson of Orange Park, FL., and stepson Gerald (Patty) Campbell of Nilwood, Il. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Mr. Hauger’s parents, and brothers: Edward, William, Daniel, Louis, Murray, George, Glenn and Robert preceded him in death. His sisters Mae, Helen, Gladys, Dorothy, and Virginia also preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Roberta Kuster of Galva, Il.
Mr. Hauger graduated from the Magnolia-Swaney High School where he was an outstanding student and athlete.
He was a member of the Armed Forces serving in Korea as a squad leader and artillery mechanic for his battalion.
After his tour of duty he returned to work for the Kroger Co. in Streator. On August 22, 1957 he was married to Judith Marie Hubert. They were the parents of two daughters, Janine and Jacqueline. While living in Magnolia, Mr. Hauger was active in the church, community and working with the youth. He was a Sunday school teacher, Lay leader and President of the United Parish Board of Putnam County. Mr. Hauger coached a little league baseball team. He was also the fire chief for the volunteer fire department. He started the first Boy Scout troop in Putnam County with a total of 27 Boy Scouts in his troop.
On September 14, 1971 Mr. Hauger and his wife were divorced. In July of 1977 Mr. Hauger moved to Peoria, IL and was employed with the Human Service Center. He eventually became the Clinical Team Leader of the White Center for Chemical Dependency.
On May 4, 1979 he married Marilyn (Overocker) Campbell and resided in Streator, IL. She was very active in her church in which they were married. She preceded him in death, passing away on December 13, 2001. Both were members of the Central Church of Christ. As a member of the Central Church of Christ, Mr. Hauger had served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday School teacher.
Mr. Hauger retired from the Human Service Center in 1996. He was the recipient of the Keith Keesey award as being a pioneer in the field of chemical dependency. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening and traveling to see family and friends.
A visitation will be held Tuesday (March 21st) from 5 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia
Memorials may be directed to the family to help pay for end of life costs or to Compassus Hospice.