12 Dec John Tuifua Vaikona Hautau
September 27, 1979 – December 7, 2019
Cpl John Tuifua Vaikona Hautau was called back to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Born September 27, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Oloka Emeli Wolfgramm & Siaosi Vaikona Hautau.
As a child he learned his way around machinery, landscaping and welding from his Grandfathers Osika and Koloti Wolfgramm and had a love of animals from his father, and enjoyed the finer things in life from his mother.
He excelled in high school sports, earning a scholarship & attended Dixie College, & University of Utah. His passion for serving others led him to enlist in the US Marine Corp. He served with distinction completing three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His family and friends can attest that his patriotism ran deep. Honorably discharged, he continued to serve others with every breath & surrounded himself with those that loved him and accepted him for who he was. He had an enviable ability to make and keep loyal friends and families from all walks of life. He is best described as witty, humorous, compassionate, loving, giving, loyal, and he’d give the shirt off of his back.
John was preceded in death by his grandparents Tevita & Mele Vaikona, ‘Osika & Lavinia Wolfgramm, and Koloti & ‘Ana Lieti Wolfgramm, and is survived by his parents, sister Mele (‘Ofa) Makaui, brother Patrick (Alena) Hautau, brother Tevita (Tara) Hautau, brother Salesi (Samah) Hautau, brother Spencer Hautau; nieces Ku’ulei Makaui, Mele Lola Hautau, Angeli Leiana Hautau, and nephews Tevita (Liki) Makaui, Viliami (Pila) Makaui, Spencer Tu’ifua Hautau, Noah Hautau, Patrick Hautau Jr.
Semper Fidelis – Always faithful U.S Marine Corps
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Stake Center, 1401 W 700 S, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm prior to the service at the Stake Center. John will ultimately be interred at Salt Lake Cemetery, 1001 11th Avenue, in Salt Lake City.