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Ralph W. Hauenstein

March 20, 1912 ~ January 10, 2016 (age 103)
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Message from Paul and Ruth Nelson
January 11, 2016 12:19 PM

Perpetual light now shines upon our forever friend. Until we meet again, we will miss you.
Message from Pat Healy
January 11, 2016 2:23 PM

Thank you Mr. Hauenstein for your distinguished service to our country and for all you have done for the Grand Rapids community. The world is a much better place because of you. Now, may you rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.
Message from Craig and Phyllis Hauenstein
January 11, 2016 8:18 PM

Dear Uncle Ralph,
I will always remember your kindness, your wonderful sense of humor and your playful spirit at our family gatherings. Visiting you and Aunt Grace was such an adventure for a young boy. I will also so fondly remember the advice and encouragement you gave me when we'd meet for dinners at the New York Athletic Club.

Rest in peace Uncle Ralph, you were one of a kind and I'll miss you.

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A candle was lit by Craig Hauenstein on January 11, 2016 8:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Craig Hauenstein on January 11, 2016 8:18 PM
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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by The Mary Free Bed Foundation on January 12, 2016

Message from Janmarie
January 12, 2016 11:43 AM

I feel blessed and honored to care for and serve you this past year. You were always charming, great sense of humor and a compassionate human being. I know you will have a special place in heaven. You will be greatly missed by many. Hoping you are still guiding the ones remaining here. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Message from Dale Schriemer
January 12, 2016 3:18 PM

The Hauenstein Parkinson Center at St. Mary's was an amazingly good thing for my dad as he dealt with Parkinsons and my family greatly benefited from Ralph's vision and gift to Grand Rapids. We are grateful to him for all of the many positive things he accomplished and feel with gratitude his creation of the Parkinson Center. Thanks a million Ralph.

Best, Dale Schriemer
Message from Darrell and Alice Schmuker
January 12, 2016 10:52 PM

It has been a pleasure to know your father. He was a wonderful man. May his soul rest in peace.
Message from Elisa Bergonzoni
January 13, 2016 8:51 AM

I fondly remember Ralh Haunstein for being a gracious and kind human being.
Rest in Peace and may your family and dear friends find comfort in the many memories you helped create!
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A HOPE AND HONOR CROSS STANDING EASEL was ordered on January 13, 2016

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Dearest Papa, The life and impact you made in this world is truly inspiring and will forever be remembered. Give my Great-grandma and Grandma a kiss from me in Heaven. Until we meet again. Love you, your Great-granddaughter Brookie, Kevin and baby Clayton

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