Philip Dean Hauptman, age 73 of Nebraska City passed away on Dec. 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Dean was born on Oct. 29, 1944, south of Nebraska City (Otoe County); the son of Robert William and Rhobie Denica (Munson) Hauptman.  He attended school and graduated from the Nebraska City High School with the class of 1963.  
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served aboard the USS Bennington.  
He was honorably discharged in 1969.
He was united in marriage to Cheryl Kay Hoover on July 17, 1970, at the First Christian Church in Nebraska City and to this union two children were born:  Tammie and Philip.
Dean worked for 42 years at the Nebraska City Utilities Water Plant and was the Superintendent of the plant prior to his retirement.  
In his younger years, he worked at the former Appleman’s Sewing Factory and for Wademan Distributing as a Pepsi Delivery Man.  
He also worked for the Rural Water District 1 and 2 for several years.  
He continued to serve on the board of the Rural Water District.  
He was a member of the Eagles, VFW and American Legion and Presbyterian Church.   Dean was the originator and maker of the Hauptman Family Calendar which contained invaluable information about the family.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl Hauptman of Nebraska City; children:  Tammie Kay Mead and sig. other Tom Heller of Syracuse, and Philip Dean Hauptman II and sig,. other Lacie Bruns-Morris of Nebraska City; four grandchildren:  Allison June Mead and fiance Lance Kernen, Aaron John Mead, Taylor Kay Mead and Lexis Marie Bruns-Morris; siblings:  Richard Hauptman and wife Judy of Elkhorn, Ron Hauptman and wife Jean of Nebraska City and Jean Wieckhorst of Nebraska City; sisters in law:  Nancy, Linda and Lou Hauptman co-workers:  Cathy Meyer, Mark Lant and Shawn Gawart; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents,  six siblings:  Stella McGinty, Rhobie Roll, Joe, Roger, Don and Jack Hauptman, and brothers in law:  Mike Wieckhorst and Carl Roll.
Funeral Services were to be held Saturday; (Dec. 30) at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City; burial will be in the Cowles Hill Cemetery northwest of Nebraska City with military honors by the US Navy Funeral Honors Detail.
The family was to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Eosinophilic Disease Foundation, American Cancer Society, O.I. Foundation or First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City.
Remembrances may be left at
Gude Mortuary in charge of funeral arrangements.