Richard E. Hauber


Richard E. Hauber, age 81, of LaPorte, passed away peacefully at 5:38 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. He was born on March 25, 1932 in Louisville, KY to Albert Lee and Hattie (Shrader) Hauber. Richard was a supervisor for McDonalds and managed over 20 locations. He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard was a member of St. Joe Club and the American Legion Skwiat Post 451, both of Michigan City. He enjoyed family vacations, gardening, yard work, landscaping, and golfing in his early years. Richard enjoyed all sports, especially Kentucky basketball. On March 25, 1954, in Las Vegas, NV, Richard married Billie Mae (Troutman) Hauber, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were: one son, Eric; one brother, Lee Hauber; and one grandson, Nicholas Machler. Surviving are three children: Keith (Kay) Hauber of Crown Point, Vickie (George) Machler and Kim Hauber both of LaPorte; one sister, Karen Haines of Louisville, KY; two sisters-in-law: Judy DeWitt and Daisy Greer, both of Louisville, KY; eight grandchildren: Bridget, Richard, Lindsey, Matthew, Joshua, Elijah, Elaine, and Eva; two great grandchildren: Morgan and Ryleigh; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Duke. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte (219) 362-3100. Visitation and viewing will be from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. A private burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Please send condolences to the family at:

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Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
247 W. Johnson Road LaPorte, IN 46350

Published in The Times on Mar. 14, 2014