Joy M. Hauser
Sept. 29, 1930 —
April 8, 2017

Joy M. HauserJoy M. Hauser passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 29, 1930, in Wauwatosa.

Joy and her husband Ralph, along with their three children, later moved to the Town of Brookfield before retiring to their lake home in Clintonville and Island Dunes in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Joy was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, active in the Wauwatosa Job’s Daughters, was active for many years on a bowling league in Brookfield, played tennis at Highlander Racquet Club in Brookfield, was an avid oil paint artist, and spent quality time with her friends playing cards and going to lunch. Joy and her husband, Ralph, of 67 years to the day, have traveled the world together on various cruises, including the Queen Mary and the Panama Canal, Washington, D.C., Yellowstone, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and St. Thomas. She lived life to its fullest with such enjoyment, adventure and enthusiasm.

She also had many years of enjoyment at Island Dunes in Jensen Beach, Florida, with all the parties, golfing and card playing. She was also a member of Shawano Presbyterian Church for 20 years. Her spirit will continue to live through her family and friends.

She is survived by her spouse, Ralph Hauser; daughters, Teriann Hagen (LaVern), Lori Kowalske (Dan) and Patty Goto (Alan); nine grandchildren, Jenny Meiners (Jerry), Curt Hagen (Michelle), Brett Hagen (Lindsey); Daniel Kowalske Jr. (Sherri), Amy Ryan (Tim), Nicole Piskula (Randy); Christopher Kowalske (Jessica), Sara Olson (Eric) and Michael Goto; and

21 great-grandchildren, Matt, Max, Mason, Millie, Marisa and Makia Meiners; Grace, Olivia, William Hagen and Isabella, Evalyn and Sofia Hagen; Daniel III and Ethan Kowalske; Lilly and Emily Ryan; Noah, Jackson and Robert Piskula; and Lucas and Connor Kowalske.

A private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) SE Wisconsin or to Seasons Hospice.

The family would like to give a very special thank you to the loving and caring staff at Compass Point Three Pillars and Seasons Hospice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit