Erna E. Haeuser

Erna E. Haeuser (nee Wolfgram) of West Bend, formerly of Cascade, 
passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 23, 2012 
at Cedar Bay West Assisted Living facility in West Bend.  She was 91 
years old.  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 three, and her father got remarried to Mary Matioch, who Erna loved very much.  On September 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, AL, 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, 6 great-great-
grandchildren, 1 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, her infant 
great-granddaughter Natalie Riddick, two brothers Rudolph and 
Frederick Wolfgram, one sister Erma Wulff, brothers-in-law Elroy, 
Raymond and Earl Haeuser, and sisters-in-law Alice Wolfgram, and 
Dorothy, Mabel, and Marcella Haeuser, and her special friend Lester 

Funeral services were 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 was held on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 4 p.m. 
to 7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., 
Cedarburg, and also Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. 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.