Ferol Hauptman Obituary
Ferol held by her mother ~ 1928 Ferol about 5 years old ~ 1933

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Ferol Lee Hauptman

January 28, 1928 - September 12, 2010
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Ferol Lee Hauptman Born: January 28, 1928 Died: September 12, 2010 Ferol was born in Cahose, New York, of her parents Craig Castle Brawner and his wife, Ida Lee Duensing, the third of four children. In early childhood, her family moved to Helena, Montana, where her father and mother ran a bakery. After several years there, her parents had the opportunity to purchase a bakery in Great Falls, Montana, so they moved there. As she grew up she regularly helped out in the bakery before and after school. In high school she majored in art and, with another student, designed and painted a large mural at Malstrom Air Force Base...
Ferol Lee Hauptman

Born: January 28, 1928
Died: September 12, 2010

Ferol was born in Cahose, New York, of her parents Craig Castle Brawner and his wife, Ida Lee Duensing, the third of four children.

In early childhood, her family moved to Helena, Montana, where her father and mother ran a bakery. After several years there, her parents had the opportunity to purchase a bakery in Great Falls, Montana, so they moved there. As she grew up she regularly helped out in the bakery before and after school.
In high school she majored in art and, with another student, designed and painted a large mural at Malstrom Air Force Base east of Great Falls.

She graduated from Great Falls High School in 1946, and then attended Montana State College at Bozeman for a few months. However, she lost interest in college after meeting and going steady with Vicar August Hauptman, who was, at the time, missionary to the deaf in Montana. They were married on June 29, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Falls. This union was blessed with nine children, four boys and five girls.

She assisted her husband in serving four different deaf mission fields:
• Spokane, Washington and Montana, 1948-1959
• Minnesota, 1959-1970
• Northwestern Ohio, 1971-1978 and
• Los Angeles, 1978-1988.

After raising the children, she again took up her art work. Her paintings were greatly admired by fellow artists as she won many awards at various art shows.

She is survived by her husband, August; a sister, Frances Brockes of Great Falls, Montana; a brother, Craig Brawner, Jr., of Bozeman, Montana; eight children, Ida Baker of Torrance, CA; Sarah Fanucchi of Santa Monica, CA; George Hauptman of Sacramento, CA; Martin Hauptman of Northridge, CA; Jane Rodriguez of Monrovia, CA; Ted Hauptman of Vancouver, B.C.; Elizabeth Bunnell of McKinney, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Her body will be laid to rest at Westminster Memorial Park, there to await the glorious coming of our Lord and Savior, who will raise the dead and give eternal life to all believers.

"Dear Pastor August and family; Both Jane and I enjoyed short, but deep memories with Ferol. While single as a past member at Pilgrim Lutheran Deaf Church in..." Larry & Jane Gorton (Spokane, WA)

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