Erna E. Haeuser, 91

Erna Haeuser (nee Wolfgram), 91, of West Bend, formerly of Cascade, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Cedar Bay West Assisted Living facility in West Bend.

Erna was born on March 12, 1920 in Cedarburg, daughter of Bianca Benicke Wolfgram and Robert Wolfgram. After her mother passed away when she was 3, her father got remarried to Mary Matioch, who Erna loved very much. On Sept. 14, 1940 she married Harland Haeuser at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. The couple farmed in the Waubeka area and then later near Cascade.

Erna was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Cascade and also a member of the Mission Circle, and taught Sunday School at the church for many years. She enjoyed baking, cross stitch, watching "Wheel of Fortune" and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her eight children, Eldred (Darlene) Haeuser of West Bend, Jeanette (Donald) Schuh of Campbellsport, Kenneth Haeuser of Birmingham, Ala., LeRoy (Lori) Haeuser of Mequon, Jean (Jerome) Eckert of Elkhart Lake, Gordon (Sandy) Haeuser of Newburg, Glen "Buck" (Linda) Haeuser of West Bend and Joan (John) Daggett of St. Cloud. She is further survived by 35 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, one sister in-law Ruth (the late Rudy) Wolfgram of Brown Deer, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, one infant son, Craig, two grandsons Thomas Haeuser and Eldred K. "Butch" Haeuser, two brothers Rudolph and Frederick Wolfgram, one sister Erma Wulff, brothers-inlaw Elroy, Raymond and Earl Haeuser, and sisters in-law Alice Wolfgram, and Dorothy, Mabel, and Marcella Haeuser, and her special friend Lester Eickstedt.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Cascade with Rev. Richard Bidinger officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, and also Monday, Feb. 27 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Cascade.

A memorial fund is being established in her name for St. Paulís Lutheran Sunday School. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

 Ernaís family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Cedar Bay West Assisted Living and VITAS Hospice for their incredible kindness and support.