Bernard A. "Bernie" Hauser

Bernard A. "Bernie" Hauser of Jackson died on Feb. 15, 2007 at the Clement A. Zablocki V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee. He was 79.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1927 in Rubicon to the late Bernard and Anna (nee Christ) Hauser. He married Elaine E. Kempken on June 17, 1950 in Mapleton.

Bernie served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following discharge he owned and operated Bernie’s Market in Jackson from 1952 until retirement in 1969.

He was a charter member of the Jackson Area Business Association and a charter member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend. Bernie enjoyed playing baseball on the Rubicon baseball team and is a member of the Rock River Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Fr. Caspar Rehrl Council #1964, Knights of Columbus and the Henry F. Gumm Post #468 American Legion in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine and five children and their families, Joan (Daniel) Stoffel of Kewaskum and their children: Erin (fiance Chris) and Carrie, Daniel (Lori) of Bolingbrook, Ill. and their children: Meagan, Alyssa, Sarah, Tom and Emily; Donald (Sherri) of West Bend and their children: Amanda and Jon; David (Mary) of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and their children: Michael, Matthew, Josh and Jaclyn (Brian) Hagenow of Lisbon and their children: Brandon, Samantha and Natalie.

Bernie was further survived by two sisters, Camille Walker of Wauwatosa and Marie Werner of Slinger, and three sister-in-laws: Carol (Maynard) Eickoff of Genesee Depot, Adeline Kempken of Oconomowoc and Freida Hauser of Jackson; a brother-in-law Paul Casey of Waukesha; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bernie was preceded in death by three sisters, Sr. Margaret, Sr. Bernadette and Anna, as well as three brothers, Harold, Edward and Raymond.

A Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday Feb. 20, 2007 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend, with Rev. Jeffrey Haines presiding. Burial was Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation was Tuesday at the church prior to the service. Memorials to the Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis of St. Frances Cabrini School are appreciated.

Bernie’s family would like to extend a special Thank You to the medical and nursing staff at the Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Hospital, the emergency room and I.C.U. staff at Synergy Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and Dr. Jeffrey Smale for the kind and loving care given to Bernie.

Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend assisted the family.