Eugene “Gene” Stanley Hauger

May 24, 1924 ‒ December 26, 2011

Martinsburg, Ohio

Eugene “Gene” Stanley Hauger, age 87, of Martinsburg passed away on Monday morning, December 26, 2011 at the Country Court Nursing Home following a courageous battle with declining health. He was born on May 24, 1924 in Clay Township, son of the late Burgess and Virtie (Hildebrand) Hauger.

Gene retired from Ohio Department of Transportation with 30 years of faithful service. He was a member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ. Gene was a WWII Army Veteran having served in the European Theatre.

Gene is survived by his wife, Patarica (LeMay) Hauger; son, Leonard (Mary Beth) Hauger of Columbus; a daughter, Brenda Kay Rhodes of East Greenwich, RI; grandchildren, Theresa (Jorge) Rios, Brad (Joudi) Rhodes, and Tyler Hauger; great grandchildren, Tony and Jokab Rios; nieces, Dorothy Joy, Betty Hawk, and Lois Warner; and nephews, Harold Hauger, Tom Rine,and Larry Rine.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a sister, Ava Frye; and brothers, Roy, Bill, Almon, and Lawrence Hauger.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 at 1pm at the Martinsburg Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-9909 in Gene’s memory.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Eugene “Gene” Stanley Hauger.