Memorial service honoring City Manager Rob Hauck set for March 19

At a March 15 City Council meeting, a bouquet of flowers sat in the place of City Manger Rob Hauck. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
At a March 15 City Council meeting, a bouquet of flowers sat in the place of City Manger Rob Hauck. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

At a March 15 City Council meeting, a bouquet of flowers sat in the place of City Manger Rob Hauck. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The life of Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck will be honored during a memorial service March 19 at the Tomball ISD stadium, located at 13620 Zion Road, Tomball. According to a March 16 release from the city of Tomball, the service is set for 11 a.m.

Hauck died in a motor vehicle accident in Waller County on March 13 and served Tomball as chief of police, assistant city manager and city manager since 2008, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Before coming to Tomball, Hauck served as a captain in the Los Angeles Police Department.

The memorial service follows a remembrance gathering the city hosted March 15 at the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, during which Police Chief Jeffrey Bert and Brandon Guindon, lead pastor of Real Life Ministries in Tomball—where Hauck attended church—addressed the crowd.

"Rob loved this place," said Bert, who served with Hauck in the LAPD.
"I'm here; my family's here because of him."

Bert came to Tomball in mid-2020, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.


Bert said Hauck was dedicated to serving the community.

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In the storms and the freeze [in February], cops were out looking for busted pipes. Firefighters were out looking for homeless people; we were all handing out water. That was Rob. That was his message, his mission, his vision—that we all take care of one another," Bert said. "Because of him, because of his heart, our future is bright in Tomball ... because the legacy he's left is men and women ... dedicated to this community and dedicated to each other and dedicated to a mission to serve."

Guindon said Hauck played a role in shaping Guindon's ministry as well as the community.

"We gained an example of what it looks like to be a friend. We gained an example of what it looks like to love God and love each other," Guindon said. "If you spent more than 30 seconds around Rob, I guarantee you he had an impact on you—whether it was his smile or the questions he asked. ... Yes, we're gathering here today to remember him, but I want to encourage all of us in something that we gain—that we gain a zeal for God, because Rob had that."
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.