Dr. Duane E. Hauser, D.V.M.
Dr. Duane E. Hauser D.V.M., age 87 of Goodyear, Az. died December 12, 2019, in Surprise, Az. He was born February 5, 1932, in Mason City, IA. to Wade and Eloise Parsons Hauser. He served in the US Army from 1953 until his discharge in 1955, retiring at the rank of 1st. Lt. A kind and gentle man, Duane was a veterinarian by profession. After his retirement, he and his first wife, Joan moved to PebbleCreek. Following Joan's death, Duane met Gloria, a widow who also lived in PebbleCreek by telling her he wanted to meet her dog.
Duane always had a smile on his face and a "get 'er done" attitude. Both he and Gloria have worked as volunteers at the Abrazo West Campus since 2003. Known affectionally as "the energizer bunny", Duane received the Lifetime Achievement Award last Spring for volunteering over 10,000 hours at the hospital. People would often ask his advice about a problem or condition their pet was experiencing, and he would willingly and lovingly give them his opinion with this admonition, "the advice I give is worth every penny you paid for it."
When not playing golf or volunteering, he loved doing cross-stitch, an art Gloria taught him after they married. He lovingly cross-stitched Christmas Stockings for each of his grandchildren and each great-grandchild, something they will cherish for sure.
Duane is survived by his wife, Gloria Betts Hauser; daughters Kim Haines, and Lisa Adkins and her husband Roy; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a step-son David Betts and his wife Anne; and a stepdaughter Teresa Ingebrigtsen and her husband Jon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Hauser; and his youngest daughter, Beth Hauser; two brothers; and his parents. A celebration of Life will be held at a date and time to be determined at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The family suggests that donations be made to K-nines for Wounded Warriors, https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/. Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com/obituary/dr-duane-e-hauser-d-v-m/.
Published on December 16, 2019


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Cecil Schlappi
Jan 17, 2020
I met Duane once and I could tell he was a special man with a big heart.
His kindness leaves me with a good memory. Lisa you had a great Dad.
Phil Johnson
Dec 18, 2019
My sincerest condolences. Duane was a great neighbor and friend. I often think of the great bridge nights we had together. He always had a great smile and upbeat attitude.
Mel and Dawn Gielau
Dec 17, 2019
My heart is breaking. Duane was a kind and generous man. Our lives are better for having known him. I will miss him and will always be inspired by his giving spirit. We love you Duane