Joseph M. Hauck, 51

Joseph M. Hauck, 51, of West Bend, passed away peacefully at the Kathy Hospice on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on March 30, 1957, to Pius and Agnes (nee Dosch) Hauck. Joe served his country honorably for three years in the United States Army.

On Sept. 13, 1997 he was united to Kristin Kowalczewski.

Joe will be deeply missed by everyone whose life he touched. He enjoyed camping and loved his family dearly. His house was always open to any of his friends or family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kristin; his five children, Kayla, Andrew, Joseph, Alex and Paige; his mother, Agnes; mother-in-law, Shirley Kowalczewski; many close friends and relatives.

He is preceded in death by his father, Pius; and his father-in-law, Theodore James Kowalczewski.

A memorial service in celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Hills Ev. Lutheran Church, 6869 Wildwood Road, West Bend.

Friends may visit with the family at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at