Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Wilma J. Haut, 92, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport.
Burial will take place in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. that all are invited to attend. There will be additional visitation Friday from 9:30 until 10:15 Friday at the church. Mrs. Haut died Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Kahl Home, Davenport.
Wilma J. Beck was born on July 13, 1918 in Rural Traer, Iowa, a daughter of O. Burl Beck and Lucille M. (Fischer) Beck. She was a graduate of Toledo High School in 1936 and later earned her nursing degree in 1939. She retired as a registered nurse from Mercy Hospital in Davenport in 1972.
Wilma was united in marriage to Allen Anthony Haut on November 6, 1941 at Camp Bowie, TX. Allen’s military career took the Hauts to Europe for six years and later to Japan for a year and a half. Allen preceded Wilma in death on December 22, 2003.
Wilma was a member of Our Lady of Victory Parish, and a former member of St. Andrew’s Parish, Blue Grass. She was the historian for the Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Davenport for many years. Wilma and Deacon Haut dedicated themselves to fostering the diaconate vocation. She and her husband have been instrumental in promoting and developing the growth of the diaconate in the Diocese of Davenport. She also was a part of the St. Andrew’s Women’s Guild, and a past volunteer at CASI. Wilma also enjoyed crafts, traveling, and baking for church events.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Mrs. Haut is survived by her daughters, Debra Haut and Patrice Burklund, both of Davenport; grandchildren, Eric Haut, Davenport and Christy Haulk, Iowa City; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Allie Haulk, Danielle Haut, and Eric Olsen; and a great-great grandson, Spencer Haut.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Deacon Allen Haut, her parents, a brother, Virgil Beck and sisters, Wanda Dee and Glee Springer. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mrs. Haut’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.