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Charles L. Hauder, Jr.

March 4, 1955 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 67)

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Charles L. Hauder, Jr.

“I would say my style is to make the best of every bad situation, and share the best of every good situation.”

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Charles L. Hauder, Jr.  Charlie was born March 4, 1955 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the second of ten children of Charles and Evelyn Hauder.  He grew up in a military family spending his early years in Savanah GA, Nebraska City, NE, Charleston, S.C., San Antonio, TX, and Denver, CO, before his dad retired from the Air Force and the family moved to Nebraska City.  He attended Nebraska City Lourdes High School and graduated from LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business.  He proudly served in the Army for three years – but was honorably discharged after deciding he had enough of people telling him what to do.

He loved playing tennis, traveling, cooking (especially Scotcharoos), playing flight simulator, photography and spending time with family and friends.  Although a great tennis player, he was not so good at making line calls!   Charlie was a very intelligent, ambitious and creative person with a quick wit and pleasant personality.  He always went out of his way to help others.  If you mentioned you needed something built or fixed, he was the first to volunteer to help, and he could and would do so. He enjoyed his job and was always up for a challenge.  The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Charlie.  He was a great friend and touched the lives of so many.

Charlie spent the last several years in Midland, where he was a member of the singles group and faithfully worshipped Jesus Christ at Stonegate Fellowship Church.  He enjoyed his work at Control Technologies and spending time with many friends at the Bush Tennis Center.   Tanya and Randy Garcia and children Briana, Madeline (and her husband Jacob), Dylan, Addison, Eden and Macie were some of his dearest friends, and he spoke of them often.  After suffering two massive heart attacks on May 14, 2022, while playing tennis and in the ER, Charlie passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022, in Midland.  He will be remembered for his wit, humility, kindness, simplicity, love of God, and eternal smile.

Charlie is survived by his siblings Marilyn & Larry Boardman, Jerry and Deb Hauder, Bernie and Sharis Hauder, Bill and Renee Hauder, Patricia Withee, Janet and Bruce Scott, and Robert Hauder, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many, many friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father and his sisters Mary Hauder and Karen Boehnke; nephew Andy Boardman; niece Cady Boehnke and his brother-in-law Kevin Withee.

A Rosary and Services for Charlie will be held May 31, 2022, at 11 am at Gude Mortuary, 403 S. Ninth Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410.  The Rosary and Services will be live streamed on Gude Funeral Homes’ Facebook page beginning at 10:50 am.   

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Funeral Service
May 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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