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Sandra Kay Hauk

December 2, 1951 - April 16, 2020


Sandra Kay Hauk, age 68 of Durand, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at her home. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Her family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel.

Sandra was born on December 2, 1951 in Durand to the late Hal and Geraldine (Bartram) Hitchings. She attended Durand High School, graduating in 1970. On July 23, 1977 Sandra married Barry Walter in Lansing. They would later divorce but stay friends. Sandra married Karl Hauk in Durand on January 1, 2004 until his untimely passing 4 months later on April 12th.

Sandra worked many years as a receptionist for the Hope Network out of Flint. She was a member of the Corunna VFW Post 4005 Women's Auxiliary where she held office and was on the Color Guard. She was also very active in the Dog and Gun Club where she was the Secretary and their event organizer. Sandra was active in the American Pinball Association for a long time and volunteered feeding the homeless.

Sandra was an avid reader, enjoyed puzzles and collecting all things to do with cats. Her favorite place was Ocean Isle Beach, NC where she would vacation each year with her family.

Sandra is survived by her children: Alicia (J.D.) Franklin of Decatur, IL, Zachary Walter of Mesa, AZ; 3 grandchildren: D.J. Cope, Katie Goethals, Isabella Walter; great granddaughter, Raelynn Cope; 2 brothers: Kim (Theresa) Hitchings, Phil Hitchings; nieces and nephews: Heather Robbins, Travis (Linda) Hitchings, Tara (Jon Eyerman) Hitchings, Brooke (Jared Telford) Hitchings, Melanie (Troy) Shea, Hannah (Evan Lowell) Hitchings.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Karl.

Memorial contributions given in Sandra's name are suggested to the Shiawassee Dog and Gun Club for their veterans and homeless programs. Online condolences may be shared with her family by going to