Marion (Bachmeier) Hauck passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.
She was born in the rural farm home of her parents, Joseph and Katherine (Schmidt) Bachmeier, near Fulda, on Sept. 5, 1925.
Marion was raised in the home of her parents and received her education at the German Country School #4 near her home. She was united in marriage to Clements John “Clem” Hauck on Sept. 30, 1947, at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Fulda. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Richardton for several years where three of their six children were born. In 1950, they purchased a farm in Knox where they added three more children to their family and farmed. In 1974, Marion and Clem retired from farming, built a home in Rugby and worked several years at the Merchants Bank and Marion also worked at the Heart of America Medical Center. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Marion loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoyed crocheting, making afghans for her family, loved the holidays and baking the best kuchen and chocolate chip cookies. She treasured being outdoors, taking care of her flowers and garden, and enjoyed fishing, often catching the mostto Clem’s dismay. Bowling in a ladies and couples’ league were favorite pastimes.
Surviving her are: her six children, Della (Fred) Kraft and Bernie Salz, all of Bismarck, James, of Grand Forks, Doug (Shirley) and Jeni (Duane) Heilman, all of Rugby, and Al (Mary) of Minot; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Brossart and Theresa (Frank) Brossart, all of Rugby, Dorothy (Emanuel) Grad, of Beulah and Rose (Stanley) Cassavant, of Rolette; two brothers, August (Marceda) Bachmeier, of Minot, and Maurus (Bernice) Bachmeier, of Phoenix, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Clements, on Jan. 11, 2011; three sisters, Katherine Bohl, Phyllis Sattler and Elizabeth Schmaltz; one brother, George Bachmeier; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Fr. Tom Graner, Celebrant.
Visitation will be Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Monday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. There will be no reviewal in the church. Rosary and vigil prayers will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: (www.funeralsbyanderson.com).