Wendel W. Hauck, 88, of Columbus, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.

Wendel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 25, 1928, the son of Julius W. and Adelaide Haislip Hauck. He married Dawn Lyle and she survives.

He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 32 years as Director of Marketing-International Distributer Development.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1950 with a BSME degree; while at Purdue he played baseball and was a member of the track team.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Memberships include: Charter member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Harrison Lake Country Club; member and Past Master of St. Johns Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite; Columbus Chapter Order of Eastern Star; High 12 Service Club; served as Chaplin for many Masonic organizations; Golden K Kiwanis Club; Purdue Club of Bartholomew County, serving as President from 2000-2007; John Purdue Club; Varsity P Club; volunteer and Chaplin for Love Chapel; and worked with AMVETS and many other veterans organizations. He received the Boiler Maker Pride Award in 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn Hauck of Columbus; daughter, Patty (Ron) Hauck Brock of Columbus; son, Dr. Warren C. (Jackie) Hauck of Ft. Wayne; grandchildren, Brian (Linda Jo) Hauersparger of Columbus, Stacy Hauersparger of Minneapolis, MN, Wendy (Brad) Schaffer of Indianapolis, Audra (Casey) Johnson of Denver, CO, Dr. Matt (Ali) Hauck of Medford, OR; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor David Blystone officiating. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. A Masonic Memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment with military rites by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard will be in Garland Brook Mausoleum.

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In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Asbury United Methodist Church.