Paul R. ‘Eggie’ Hauser
Paul R. ‘Eggie’ Hauser of Rubicon passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee. He was 89 years old.
He was born Feb. 5, 1917 in Rubicon to Arthur and Julia (nee Schmitt) Hauser. He married Grace Frings on July 11, 1942 at St. Kilian Church, Hartford. As a young man, Paul worked for the family business - the Rubicon Ice and Coal Company. Later, he became interested in tax preparation and insurance work, starting and building a successful agency in 1950. He still came to his office as much as his health permitted.
He was a life-long Democrat and was inducted into the Dodge County Democratic Wall of Fame in 2005. He served as a Dodge County Board Member for 38 years and was especially proud of his work on the Planning and Development Committee. Upon retiring he wrote a thank you letter to the board saying, "I will miss the board but feel at 87 it is time for our young people to step forward and run our great Dodge County."
His beloved St. John Catholic Church in Rubicon was also a very special part of his life where he served as church trustee, president of the Holy Name Society and as an usher.
Although Paul lived his entire life in the very small community of Rubicon, he touched the lives of many people. Family members will always remember the things that Paul loved to do. Spring always meant it was time for mushroom hunting, planting the garden, and of course, baseball. He played in the Rock River Baseball League, earning MVP honors in 1956. Later, he was inducted into the league Hall of Fame. Even though it was difficult for Paul to get around, he still attended two Brewers games this summer and several Rubicon baseball games. He and his wife also enjoyed frequent trips to Door County where they owned a home in Ephraim since 1971.
Paul loved antiquing, Door County fish boils, Dixieland jazz, Packer games, playing cards, reading the food ads to find the best deal (like bananas at 29 cents a pound) and then giving them all to family members.
But, above all else, it was his adored wife, Grace, and his family that meant the world to him.
He is survived by his wife, Grace; four children, Kathleen (Tony) Weiss of Addison, Barbara (Gerry) McDonald of Milwaukee, Paul Jr. (Diane) Hauser of Rubicon and Jane (Paul) Mickelson of Neosho; 12 grandchildren, Katie (James), Anthony Jr. (Diane), Michael (fiancˇ Mary), Christopher (Lisa), Aaron, Andrew, Megan, Paul III, Hannah (Andrew), Sarah, Amanda (Thomas), and Nicolai (Jessica); 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joseph, Taylor, Rachel, James, Mitchell, Brooke, Justin, Ada, Abigail, and Samuel; three brothers, Rev. Gerald Hauser of Milwaukee, Robert (Carol) Hauser of West Allis and Arthur Jr. (Joan) Hauser of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one sister, Delores (Robert) Weber of Rubicon. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Richard (Mona) Hauser.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Rubicon, with Fr. Al Van Beek, Fr. Paul Weishar and Fr. Gerald Hauser officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends Friday, July 14, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. at Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, with prayer vigil at 8 p.m.
Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Rubicon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Dodge County Park System or St. John Catholic Church appreciated.
Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.