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Gary Hauschild

June 18, 1942 — February 21, 2023

Hiawatha

Gary Gordon Hauschild, 80, of Hiawatha, formerly of Sigourney, died on February 21, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.

Gary was born on June 18, 1942, to Gordon and Gail Hauschild in St. Paul, Minnesota. Gary graduated from Sigourney High School in 1960. He married Leora Sue Herr in February of 1961. They had 3 children then later divorced. After graduation he worked in insurance, then auto body repair, drove semi and then towards the end of his career was a security guard. He married Sharon Mundell in 1993. Together they had a blended family of 5 kids, 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Gary loved to hunt pheasants, was well-known at Otter Creek for his skills shooting trap, was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to read westerns and the occasional crime novel. He had a great sense of humor and deep love for his family.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Gail, and his infant son, Clayton Forrest.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Hiawatha; his daughters, Katie (Todd) Pearson of Des Moines and Elsa (Kevin) Hirl of Jones County; and Sharon’s children Alynn Mundell, Hedrick, Aaron Mundell, Des Moines and Andy Mundell, West Branch. Also surviving are his siblings, Graig Hauschild, Cedar Rapids, Gwen (Hauschild) Fox, San Jose, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

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