James "Jimmy" L. HaukosJune 28, 1951 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 66)
James “Jimmy” L. Haukos, age 66, of Watertown, SD, formerly of Madison, MN, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison, MN. Fr. Brian Oestreich will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by Ginger Drobny as organist. The family is requested to meet at the church on Saturday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation will take place on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church in Madison and prior to services on Saturday. Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel of Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Madison, MN. Active pallbearers will be: Noah Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Jim Noble, Jeff Peterson, Dan Larson and Jamie Peterson.
Jimmy was born on June 28, 1951, to Julian and Florence (Croatt) Haukos, in Madison, MN. He was baptized on July 3, 1951, and confirmed on March 1, 1964, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Jimmy attended St. Michael’s Catholic School through the 8th grade and then attended high school at Madison High School. He started working in pipeline construction, where he quickly moved up to a Supervisor position. He worked in sewer and water pipe construction until 1975.
On February 20, 1982, Jimmy married Pam Wollschlager. Together, they owned and operated the N. 40 Café in Madison, MN, for many years.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Gunnar, who was the light of his life. The two of them enjoyed riding the 4-wheeler and nightly wrestling matches. Jimmy was a talented woodworker, building numerous pieces of furniture that are still cherished by many family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and enjoyed sharing his vast knowledge, impacting many lives throughout his lifetime.
Jimmy is survived by his children: Lacey Haukos and Joe (fiancé Alicia Hancock) Haukos all of Watertown; one grandson, Gunnar; eight brothers and sisters: Frances (Eldred) Peterson of Madison, MN, Gerald (Cheryl) Haukos of Alexandria, MN, Melvin (Judy) Haukos of Blomkest, MN, Judy Thompson (Jim Noble) of Montevideo, MN, Donald Haukos of Big Stone City, SD, Kenneth Haukos of Nebraska, Wayne (Karen) Haukos of Raymond, MN, and Mary (Alan) Schmitt of Montevideo, MN; one sister-in-law, Sharon Braff, of Crosby, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers: Ronald, Marvin and Charles “Chucky”.