David Walter Hauser, 71, of Poland, passed away at Regional Hospital with his wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
David was born December 31, 1944 in Clay County, the son of the late Walter and Marjorie (Meyer) Hauser. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1962. He received a Bachelor of Art degree in 1966 from Indiana State University. After teaching for two years at Cloverdale High School he began working for Columbia House Records in Terre Haute until they closed. He then worked for the coal mine for a brief period before working at Great Dane as a safety technician in Brazil. David managed Bowling Green Feed and Grain for a few years until he became a contractor for Fed Ex ground and home delivery. Throughout his life he always found time to be a cattle and grain farmer amongst his other occupations. David married Charlene Silvers and together they had two children, Kelly Graves and Clint Hauser. He later married Marcia Dove in 1993. She preceded him in passing in 2006. David found love again and married Janet Huse April 7, 2016.
He was an avid NRA member and worked as a reserve deputy for Clay County for 14 years. David enjoyed farming, target shooting, and spending time with family and friends.
David is survived by his loving wife, Janet Hauser of Poland; children, Kelly Graves (Eric) and their daughters Emily and Rachel of Plainfield, and Clint Hauser of Poland; Marcia Hauser’s children, Michelle Romas and her children, Eric and Lindsay, Tina Mundell and her son, Garrett, Brandie Draser (Ralph) and her sons, Andreas and Giddeon all of Terre Haute; Janet Hauser’s children, Michael Baldwin (Cindy) and their children Tiffany, Marietta, and Michaela of Quincey, Melody Baldwin and her children, Nikki and Matthew; Melissa Hineman and her children Justin, Marion, Marissa of Poland; great granddaughter, Alora; as well as extended family and friends.
Services will be Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Zurcher officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at 11am until time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 96th St. Suite #100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.