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David E. Hauskins

David E. Hauskins, age 84, of Kentwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 surrounded by his family.  He will be lovingly remembered by Nadine, his wife of 64 years; daughters, Tamie (Kevin) VanNorman, Shelley (Matt) Frederick; grandchildren, Cassie (Pat) Fergerson, Joel (Mallory) VanNorman, Cody VanNorman, Jarod VanNorman, Tyler DeYoung, Taner DeYoung, and Trenton DeYoung; great-grandchildren, Thea VanNorman, Dash VanNorman, and Madden Fergerson.  He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Margaret Ann; his parents, Orville and Dorothy Hauskins; and 4 brothers and 1 sister.  David was a hardworking man and retired from Meijer after many years as a Systems Analyst.  His love for God was evidenced in every area of his life, including his involvement with his church.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, but his favorite times were times spent with his family and grandchildren.  A private burial will take place at Graceland Memorial Park in Cascade, MI.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grand Rapids Baptist Church at 4525 Stauffer Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49508 at 10:00 am on Monday, December 31, 2018.  Prior to the service, the family will receive visitors at the church, beginning at 9:00 am.

  1. Dear Nadine and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. I remember when we moved in next door to you in the summer of 2000, and were concerned because things were very quiet at your place, while we had 2 young kids and a dog who were not so quiet! When Bruce apologized to Dave, all he said was “don’t worry about it. We love to hear children laugh and play!” You were the best neighbors ever! Praying for you and your family,
    Bruce and Lisa Hinkel

    - Lisa Hinkel
  2. Thank you Uncle Dave for so many sweet memories. You will be greatly missed but we will all be together again in Heaven. I love you Uncle Dave. Aunt Nadine, Tami, and Shelley you are in my prayers.

    - Teresa Kuehn
  3. Uncle Dave,
    We have so many sweet memories that we will cherish forever. You are in the beautiful arms of Jesus Christ our Savior now and soon all of us will be there together. I love you so much.

    - Janice Dolan
  4. Uncle Dave,
    We have so many sweet memories that we will cherish forever. You are in the arms of our beautiful Savior now and soon all of us will be together there in Heaven. I love you so much!

    - Janice Dolan
  5. Oh the memories of times with you and Nadine! I’ll send some of them to her. You are well now–away from the things that hindered your body lately. Will miss you so much but you are with Jesus and lots of family! Ken and I love you.

    - Cousin Donna
  6. Dear Nadine,
    So sorry, I wish I could have known him better but the time I did was always cool.
    Love u miss u

    - Julie Bean
  7. Sorry to hear of Dave’s Homegoing. Sorry for your loss, but grateful for his gain. We have fond memories of him and Nadine over the years.
    I pray you all will know God’s comfort and peace as you mourn your loss and yet celebrate his life.

    - Dwain & Janice Gerber
  8. Dear Hauskins Family
    I want you to know you are in our prayers! I remember long ago having Dave (Mr Hauskins to me) campaigning in our backyard in Alger Heights! I don’t remember for what office or if he even won? I do know he was already a winner in our book! Praise the LORD he was a faithful servant to the LORD; his family; to his church family ; his community & the world!
    God Bless you all.

    - Teresa Petersen
  9. To Dave’s family, My condolences on Dave’s passing. I knew him from Meijer. I never worked on a project with him but i knew him and he was always so nice. I remember after he retired I saw him when he had a part-time job of delivering flowers. He seemed so happy and was such a sweet man. Prayers for your family Dave, they will miss you dearly

    - Judy Sabaitis

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