David Allen Hauk


David Allen Hauk, 62, of Miles City, formerly of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his home near Miles City surrounded by his family.

Mr. Hauk was born on June 20, 1951, in Wall, S.D., to Margaret “Peggy” (Clark) and George Hauk. He attended Lincoln Grade School just north of the farm until starting high school in Philip. He graduated from Philip High School in 1969.  Mr. Hauk was the oldest of four boys, who when growing up were some of his best partners in crime.

He attended college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1971. Basic training took him to Ft. Lewis, Washington and later to be stationed in DaNang, Vietnam until being Honorably Discharged on April 2, 1972. Mr. Hauk was married to Roxanne Berry on Dec. 14, 1974. From this union two children were born, Michael and Lisa. They ranched and worked for Philip Livestock until 1979, at which time they moved to Quinn, S.D., and started a construction company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hauk continued to ranch and work in the Philip area until he moved to Montana in 1998. While in Montana, Mr. Hauk worked for Big R in Bozeman. He took great pride in his job and a promotion came that brought him to Miles City in 1999 where he was the manager of Murdoch’s, formerly Big R. He also was able to fulfill a lifelong dream to ranch in Montana with his son, Mike. 

Mr. Hauk found great contentment in eastern Montana, even though home was always western South Dakota. He later worked at Cowtown Ag Supply until he decided to semi retire and be a full time grandpa.

He was competitive at heart, whether it be playing a game of pitch or following his Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA. He also enjoyed fishing in Alaska and shooting guns with his grandson, Jaxon. 

Some of Mr. Hauk’s greatest accomplishments were being the recipient of the Bronze Star, learning how to fly with his first solo flight in 1999 and being a Western South Dakota Buckaroo since 1980. Some of the favorite loves in Mr. Hauk’s life were his children and grandchildren, Hereford cows and horses.    

Thankful for sharing his life are: Mr. Hauk’s mother: Peggy Hauk of Grindstone, S.D.; three brothers: Doug (Fay) Hauk of Philip, S.D., Dan (Cindy) Hauk of Wall, S.D., and Duane (J’nai) Hauk of Grindstone, S.D.; his son: Mike (Tracy) Hauk; grandsons: Jaxon and Jhett of Miles City; daughter: Lisa (JD) Wendt; granddaughters: Jaelyn, Macey and Taylor of Newell, SD; his most special friend, Linda Harwood of Miles City; and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces.

Mr. Hauk was preceded in death by his father, George Hauk.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Philip, S.D. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, S.D.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City and Rush Funeral Home of Philip, S.D., are in charge of the local arrangements. 

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Wake Up and Lace Up, 107 Balsam Dr., Miles City, MT  59301 or the charity of one’s choice.