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Grant L. Hauger

April 26, 1998 - January 7, 2022

Service Date: January 14, 2022

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Grant Lloyd Hauger, 23, of Ankeny, IA passed away January 7, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA). A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (1701 W. Jester Park Dr., Polk City, IA). Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Polk City Cemetery. The funeral service will be livestreamed at https://polkcity.church

Grant was born April 26, 1998 in Des Moines, IA to Shawn and Christina (Johnson) Hauger. He was best known for his contagious smile, his light-heartedness, and bringing out the laughter in everyone around him. He was always looking to have fun and loved pranks and practical jokes.

During his childhood years, he loved building and creating Lego displays, and had a love for cars. His love of cars went from assembling model cars, to designing and setting up RC cars, to working on cars at his job as a mechanic. He was always working with tools and wasn’t bothered getting a little grease on his hands. He loved going to the SEMA Car Shows with his Grandpa Johnson. In his adult years he earned the title of “Pyromaniac”. Everyone always looked forward to his elaborate firework displays with American pride music blaring in the background.

Grant enjoyed playing video games, mudding in his truck, and going to the gun range or shooting in fields with his best friends. Time with his friends was important, but he truly treasured the time spent with his family. It didn’t matter what activity they were doing, but typically it involved playing a game or cards.

Grant strived to live by the motto of “God, Family, Country”. At a young age he already knew the love of Jesus and continued to deepen that relationship through Sunday School, Bible camps, VBS, and youth group activities. He was confirmed at Beautiful Savior Luther Church in Polk City, IA.

He is survived by his parents, Shawn and Christina Hauger; brothers, Alex Hauger and Cole Hauger; grandparents, Larry and Gerry Boerner, and Gene Johnson and Linda Baker; uncles and aunts, Derek Johnson, Kyle and Heather Johnson, and Matt and Kim McCain; cousins, Kaitlyn Johnson, Lacie Johnson, Owen Johnson, Devin Walter, and Bryce McCain; and many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandma, Idelles Johnson; and grandpa, Lloyd “Skip” Hauger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for donation to suicide awareness groups.

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