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