Dolores “Jean” Hauck, 82, of Godfrey, died March 3, 2019.

She was born in Trenton on March 10, 1936, daughter of Roman Thomeczek and Ann Cassler, and they preceded her.

The family moved to Alton in the 1940s and lived on the Thomeczek pony farm on Chouteau Lane, now Hopp Hollow Estates.

Jean graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in 1954 and went to DePaul School of Nursing in St. Louis. In 1958, she married fellow Marquette classmate Ronald E. Hauck at St. Mary Church in Alton.

Jean is survived by five children, Kathy, Karen, Karol, Ronald Jr., and Kristi; 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Ron preceeded her in death, as did her brothers Harold and Raymond. Her sister Barbara Thomeczek Kimball survives, as do many nieces and nephews.

Jean rode horses as a young woman, loved sewing, baking and all things St. Louis--especially the Cardinals. She was the queen of throwing birthday parties and her home was always a gathering place for her kids’ friends. As a matriarch of the fireworks tent, she prepared meals for 40 plus kids every night for three weeks. She was president of the Alton Junior League in the 1970s and was instrumental in getting the bike trail installed on the Great River Road. She and Ron loved to entertain and threw many great parties, including a “fountain dedication,” summer backyard barbecues, and four weddings. She loved a good peach fuzz or Grey Goose with an olive. After Ron died in 2000, Jean sold the family home in River-Aire and moved to Grafton, where she had a spectacular view of the Mississippi River, something she always wanted. She stayed active with her bridge club, lunching with her DePaul friends, enjoyed Old Friends and New, dominoes, game night at her condo and wine club at Aeries.

Most of all she loved her family, and was proud of her five children and all they accomplished. She is loved and will be missed by many, but never forgotten.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 15, 2019, 10 a. m., from St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p. m. at the Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Memorials to Marquette Catholic High School or American Heart Association will be received through the funeral home.