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Vivian Marie Hauer  

Vivian Marie Hauer

April 4, 1933 – May 4, 2017

Vivian Marie Hauer, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Born in Etters, PA on April 4, 1933, Vivian was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sarah E. (Spangler) Updegraff. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.

A woman of strong faith, Vivian was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark where she sang in the choir and was a member of WELCA. She gave of time and talents by serving as a volunteer at the Hope Dining Room for many years. In her leisure time, Vivian enjoyed sewing, needlework, cooking, gardening, music, and crafts. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be very dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Gene L. Hauer; sister, Dorothy Hartman; brothers, Edwin, John, and Raymond Updegraff; and grandson, Steven M. Hauer II. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth A. Baker (Horacio Lewis) of Newark, Steven M. Hauer (Laurilei) of Naples, FL, and Katherine J. Fullerton (David) of Smyrna; grandchildren, Corey (Kristin), Jesse, Sarah, and Hope; and great grandchildren, Bretton, Shannon, and Hunter.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial garden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vivian’s memory may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address listed above or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Kahty, May 29, 2017


    Gary and I were sad to hear about Vivian. I hope that she was able to enjoy her last years. Things will be very different for you and please call if you need to talk.

    Gary and Kathy

  2. Ted and Betty Lynam, June 4, 2017


    I am writing this for my mother, Lib (or Libby) Mendenhall. She and Vivian enjoyed a close friendship for many years. She is now 98, is mostly blind and is confined to a wheelchair. But her mind is still pretty sharp. She remembers Vivian’s work with the church and how she worked to get the organ for the sanctuary. She wanted me to express her sadness at Vivian’s passing. She got the obituary in a note from Marian Liebfreid. You may contact her through my email or her address, which is:
    Lib Mendenhall, c/o Belmont Village, 4315 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024. Our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Betty Lynam


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