Paul “Steve” S. Hauger, 72, of Tilton, passed away at 8:41 pm on (September 12, 2019) at his home.

Steve was born August 5, 1947 in Sullivan, Indiana to Garland E. and Norma Jane Davidson Hauger. He married Shirley Marie Coon on May 22 1982 in Danville. She survives.

Also surviving are: one son: Steve (Krystal) Hauger of Sullivan, IN; two daughters: Miranda (Mark) Ames of Hawbuck, IL and Holly (Pat) Cahill of Danville; one brother: Keith Hauger of Shelburn, IN; and one sister: Donna (Bill) Wells of Poland, IN; fifteen grandchildren: Tara (Jeff) White, Haley (Casey) Noblitt, Mark Ames, Anna Ames, Carl Ames, John Ames, Zeke Ames, Zeb Ames, Jed Ames, Opie Ames, Ruth Ames, Nolan Cahill, Benny Cahill, Addison Cahill, and Jameson Cahill; four great-grandchildren and one on the way: Henry White, Forrest White, Effie White and Clarabeth Noblitt.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, granddaughter: Gracie Ames, and grandson: Josiah Ames.

Steve grew up in Shelburn, IN and graduated from North Central High School in Farmersburg, Indiana in 1965.

He served in the Army in Germany from 1966 to 1968. He attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana and had been a track inspector for CSX Railroad for over 30 years.

He enjoyed gun collecting, coin collecting, and motor cycle riding as well as prospecting for gold. He was a member of the Shelburn American Legion Post #197 in Shelburn, Indiana and the Gold Prospecting Association of America.

Funeral services took place September 17 at Robison Chapel, Catlin, Illinois. Mark Ames officiated. 

Burial with honors at the National Cemetery in Danville.

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