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Martin David Hauff, Jr., 87, of Gowen, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 4, 2020 surrounded by his children. The son of Martin & Otillie (Weiss) Hauff, he was born on June 28, 1933  in Alpena, Michigan.   On November 18, 1961, he married Janice Lynn Hauff and together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage.

A devoted husband and father, he also enjoyed morel mushrooming, hunting, fishing along with spending winters in Gulf Shores.

Martin served in the United States Air Force as part of the 96th Bomber Squadron as an airplane mechanic for 4 years before being honorably discharged in April of 1957.  Upon leaving the military he worked for NASA on the 2nd Stage Engines for the Apollo Space Missions.  Martin was awarded the Silver Snoopy Award of Excellence from NASA .  Martin retired from Amway after 30 plus years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Hauff;  his parents, Martin & Ottilie Hauff, a brother, Robert Hauff;  and his daughter, Terri (Hauff) Tillen.

Surviving are his children, Deborah & Dennis Harold of Republic, Jerry & Kimberly Burns of Gowen, Greg Hauff of Lowell, and Kim Hauff of Grand Rapids; two brothers, George & Betty Hauff, and Kenneth Hauff of Alpena; a sister Diane Zinsli of Traverse City; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Greenville New Testament Church, 13615 10 Mile Road N.E., Greenville,  where a celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  The Rev. John Paepke, pastor of  Greenville New Testament Church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Martin to Hospice of Michigan would be appreciated. Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Martin’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Matt Hauff on August 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    So truly sorry for your loss! Uncle Marty will be missed by all. With what is going on, we are very sorry to say that we will not be able to make it Saturday to be with you all. Please know you are in our hearts thoughts and prayers. Your cousin, Matt & Family

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