Dennis Martin Hauch, 58, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on August 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes 269-926-9440. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life – Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 4:00 PM at the Friends in Faith Community Church, 6550 Keigley St., Eau Claire, MI with Pastor Tom Spitters officiating. Gathering and food will happen after service at the Blizzard at 3085 Fairview Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Dennis was born on December 18, 1958, in Benton Harbor, MI to Eugene Lee Hauch and Beverly Ann (Mathews) Bachman. After graduating from Coloma High School he proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1977-1980. Dennis completed his military service aboard the USS Independence. He married the love of his life, Shelly Schulz, on June 23, 1984. Together they owned Countryside Convenience Store in Spinks Corners for over 17 years. Dennis coached rocket football in Watervliet before transferring to Eau Claire for four years. He enjoyed flying his ultra-light plane, supporting the Detroit Tigers and Lions and the University of Michigan. He especially loved spending time with his wife and family including their two dogs – Lilly Bell and Maid Rite.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Shelly; sons, Mathew Hauch of Kalamazoo, MI and Marcus Hauch of Benton Harbor, MI; sisters, Lonna (Steve) Schultz, Julie Bachman, Amy (Mike) Ramsey and Jean (Todd) Williams; brother, Adam Hauch; and step-mother, Penny Hauch. He was preceded by his father.
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