Hastings resident Donald Gene “Don” Hauff, 66, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021,
at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE of pancreatic cancer.
Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, at First Christian Church
Disciples of Christ in Hastings with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Inurnment will be at
Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may
be given to First Christian Church or Stand Up To Cancer. Private condolences may be
sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home &
Cremation Center is serving the family.
Don was the oldest and only son born to Donald “Gene” and Darlene (Franzmeier) Hauff
on December 18, 1954, at Fort Riley, KS. The family moved to Hastings when Don was a
toddler and he was a lifelong resident.
Don graduated from Hastings High School with the Class of 1973. He earned an
Associates's Degree in parts management and was employed by Gessford Machine Shop
before hiring on with BNSF Railroad in 1975. Don held a 39-year career as a
conductor/brakeman before retiring in 2015.
Don and Denise (Wells) were joined in marriage on July 10, 1976. Two children were
born to this union: Dustin of Tulsa, OK, and Stephanie (Tim) Shafer of Trumbull, NE.
The family was further blessed with two grandchildren: Jennifer and Bryan Shafer. Don
and Denise are members of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Wife: Denise Hauff – Hastings, NE
Children & Spouse: Dustin Hauff – Tulsa, OK
Stephanie & Tim Shafer – Trumbull, NE
Grandchildren: Jennifer Shafer – Trumbull, NE
Bryan Shafer – Trumbull, NE
Sister & Spouse: Bonnie & Dwight Small – Blunt, SD
Many Nieces, Nephews, & friends