Danny Edwin Hauenstein

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:10 PM


The family of our beloved Danny, who was our husband, Dad, son, brother, and friend sorrowfully, announces his unexpected death on October 11, 2013 in Brookings, Oregon.

Danny Edwin Hauenstein was born on June 11, 1951 in Mt.Vernon, Washington to Dewayne and Vaudis Jennie Hauenstein. Danny was born very prematurely and was a fighter from the day he was born. The family moved to Brigham City, Utah when Danny was a young child and he lived there the vast majority of his life.

Danny married Debie Dawn Burgener Hauenstein onFebruary 13, 1971. They were the proud parents of four children: Jill (Shawn) Hauenstein of Brigham City, UT; Devin (Stephanie) Hauenstein of Roy, UT; Luke (Kami) Hauenstein of NorthOgden, Utah and AngelaDonnells of Brigham City, Utah. He was a wonderful grandpa to his 11 grandchildren of whom he was so proud and loved so much. He also has many nieces and nephews whom he loved and who loved him.

He is survived by his mother Vaudis Hauenstein and his siblings, Roxanna Tippetts,Lavonne (Bill) Manuel, Michael(Gay) Hauenstein, Gwen (Kevin) Rupp and Karen Hauenstein.

Danny was preceded in death by his sweetheart,Debie, four years and recently by his special father,DeWayne just short of two months ago. He was alsopreceded in death by an infant sister,Carol.

Danny graduated from Box Elder High School in 1969 and joined the United States Air Force where he was taught to be an electrician and even cheated death by being electrocuted while up on a power pole while in the military and surviving it.

Dan was a hard-working, fun-loving man and although many people chose not to over look his short comings and mistakes and to judge him harshly; he was kind and loving and often gave topeople who needed help without their even knowing it. He worked as an electrician for over 25 years at what they then called Thiokol and had many friends and coworkers from there.

Dan was a master woodworker and could build anything. He loved to work with his hands and design furniture, work on cars, and just "putter" on his projects. Although, Danny rarely let people know it; he was a very intelligent man and he had a tremendousknowledge of many things. He loved to watch the DiscoveryChannel, the Home Building Channel and documentaries on TV. He was a self-taught genius on many topics.

Danny was a joker and absolutely loved to tease and often did so mercilessly! He was the master of pranks and loved to "get one up" on anyone with his teasing.

Dan was a tremendous cook and could bake, cook, and prepare marvelous meals and often shared them with those he loved and cared about. Danny never really got over the death of his wife,Debie, and mourned her loss everyday. He moved to Oregon to get away and to be by the ocean, as hearing the crashing of the waves seemed to calm his troubled soul. The ocean was also the last place he and Debi visited together before her passing. He said being close to the ocean and the giant Redwoods in Northern California brought him closer to his "Deb".

Danny was like a Twinkie in that he was tough on the outside but soft as a marshmallow on the inside.

In remembrance of Danny; please find someone who you may have difficulty accepting or loving due to their faults and imperfections and then decide to LOVE THEM ANYWAY! You will be glad you did!

Danny was cremated as per his wishes and there will be aCelebration of his life on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Brigham City 10th Ward at 145 W 500 S in Brigham City from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come and share a laugh, a tear, a hug, afunny story, or something you hold dear about Danny. Private family services will be held at the Brigham City Cemetary following theservices. There will be a luncheon at the Church cultural hallimmediately following the cemetery services.

In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted at Members First Credit Union in the name of Danny Hauenstein to help the family with the expense of bringing our loved one home.

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