Shauna Marie (Neary) Hautzinger

Shauna Marie (Neary) Hautzinger

May 08, 1959 – December 28, 2022

Shauna Marie (Neary) Hautzinger was a devoted and caring wife, mother, sister, and friend. She left this world for greener pastures on December 28, 2022, at age 63.

When she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Shauna promised her children that she would give cancer “the left hook.” She upheld that promise by fighting courageously until the very end.

Shauna was born to Charles and Ellen Neary in Estherville, Iowa, on May 08, 1959, the youngest of six children. She attended Marian High in Omaha and then moved to Helena, Montana, to begin university at Carroll College. After graduating from Carroll, she began her career as a social worker. Enlisting her heart of gold, she advocated for the geriatric population throughout her career and spent many years working at Methodist Hospital. She even used her skills as a social worker in her personal life, caretaking for her mother and helping “Elsie” reach the age of 97 before she passed away in 2021.

Shauna married Rick Hautzinger in April 1992. Together, they had three children: Luke, Anna, and Julia. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, rescuing dogs, hiking, and spending time outdoors. She loved listening to John Prine on her way out to the family cabin in Venice, Nebraska, or the Dunn Farm in Fort Calhoun. Her favorite place to travel was the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

Shauna’s perhaps most defining characteristic was her ability to light up a room with her radiant and warm personality. This earned her a countless number of friends. They enjoyed her relentless kindness, her “Shauna-isms,” and her authenticity. She was a fiercely loyal friend to all humans and animals and would never hesitate to help someone in need. Shauna always came to the rescue with love, and peace followed.

VISITATION: Wednesday, January 4th, 5PM, with 7PM VIGIL at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, January 5th, 10AM, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

To view a live broadcast of the services, go to and click the “View Live Cast” button.

Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Humane Society or Heart Ministry Center.


  • Judy McAuliffe Treinen Posted December 30, 2022 9:31 pm

    Shauna is a bright light and she will be in my heat forever.

  • Alexandra and Davis Bass Posted December 31, 2022 1:35 pm

    To Ellie, DeeDee, and all the Neary extended family and friends – please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. It is clear that Shauna lived a beautiful and selfless life. We are sending strength and peace during this extremely difficult time. Prayers and Love.

  • Mary Frances Potter Posted January 1, 2023 1:07 pm

    I’ll never forget bumping into Rick picking up pies at Village Inn after the birth of their first child. He was radiant! “That’s what it’s all about,” he said.

    Shauna and I double-dated to senior prom at Marian, and that one’s for the annals of history!

  • Mary Frances Potter Posted January 1, 2023 1:11 pm

    My most sincere condolences to the Neary and Hautzinger families in this time of your sorrow.

  • Ellen Rosell Posted January 1, 2023 5:35 pm

    “God Bless, Baby Shauna” from your Rosell cousins. Her Uncle Tom ended all family prayers with this phrase. We remember the sparkle in your eyes, your radiant smile, and the love for family and friends you shared.

  • Shirley Nelson Barrett Posted January 2, 2023 5:27 pm

    I am a former classmate of Nonie’s. I will forever have this picture in my mind’s eye of Shauna on her mom’s hip while Ellen wearing a full, pocketed apron preparing meals for the Neary bunch. Then, Shauna would be rewarded with a wooden spoon and a pan to play with on the floor at her mom’s feet. It was neat to read in Shauna’s obit that she liked to cook. My sympathies to the Neary & Hautzinger families. Hugs & Love, Shirley

  • Kevin Selna Posted January 5, 2023 10:36 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the Neary and Hautzinger families. I will always think of Shauna’s kindness and friendliness each time I had contact with her, her Christmas cards, notes and gifts for each of our three babies. She added a much-welcomed warmth to our lives and we’re truly blessed to have known her. Sending hugs to all of our Nebraska family.

  • Marja Dawn Posted January 20, 2023 6:09 pm

    She was a corker! We will always feel the void.. #6

  • Michaela Johnson Posted January 27, 2023 4:24 pm

    Nancy, I just read of your sister’s passing in the Marian Alumnews. I’m so sorry. She sounds like a wonderful, caring person. I’ve worked with social workers and those who care for the geriatric population are a special group. I’m sure you miss her very much. I noticed that we share a birthday – I will try to remember her on that day and say a little prayer. I hope we’ll see you at the Class of ’70 breakfast in February.

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