GENE ELMER HAUKE, 83, of New Haven, was called home by his Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Elmer and Lucella Hauke. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. He retired in 1989 from Magnavox Corp. after 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene; children, Pam (Walter) Werling, Errick (Paula) Hauke and Randall (Ann) Hauke; sister, Patricia (Mel) Speaks; grandchildren, Marc and Jason Werling, Drew, Brian, and Brad Hauke, Nicole Huston, and Katie Lord; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Hauke; and grandson, Rodney Werling. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior to service. Pastor Scott Stecker officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Emanuel Lutheran Church or Parkview Home Health & Hospice. To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: Obits