Virginia Hau, 84

Virginia Hau, 84 Virginia (Ginny) Hau passed away quietly Sunday, Jan. 24, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 10, 1931, in St. Peter to the late Arthur and Mathilda Krebsbach. She married the late William Hau on Oct. 19, 1957, at St. Peter Catholic Church and moved to Cleveland. They later moved to a farm in the town of New Holstein in 1964, where they raised their family and were longtime members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She worked for many years as a waitress at Roepke’s in Charlesburg and was an avid gardener, selling produce locally.

Ginny is survived by her five children, Ronald (Denise) Hau of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August (Karen) Hau of Hartford, Sharon (Mark) Hughes of Verona; Edward Hau and his wife Nicole Allen of Oakton, Virginia, and Marvin (AnnMarie) Hau of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Timothy Hau and his wife Katy Jones, Samantha Hau, Dustin Hau (girlfriend Jessica Hack), Joshua Hau (girlfriend Taylor Dempsey), Rachel Hau, Regan Hau, Oliver Hau, Josephine Hau, Eric Hau and Isaac Hau; step-grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Olson and Julie (Matt) Vilven; and step-great-grandchildren, Hudson, Britta, Lilly Mae and Morgan. She is further survived by her sister, Lorraine (Martin) Birschbach of St. Peter and their children, (Ginny’s favorite nieces and nephews) Jeanette, Elaine, Audrey, Myron, Joyce and Eric and their families; in-laws, Peter (Lois) Hau of Stockbridge, Barbara (Gordon) Birschbach of Milwaukee, Michael (Patricia) Hau of Germantown, Mary Hau Sr. of Milwaukee, John (Darlene) Hau of Brothertown, Karen (Robert) Urfer of Pamona, California, and Doris Hau Plautz of New Holstein; and many former produce customers and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband, William; his parents, Albert and Marjorie Hau; and her parents, Arthur and Mathilda Krebsbach.

The family has chosen to have a private funeral per Ginny’s request with a life celebration planned at a later date. Special thanks go out to all the caretakers at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac and Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. Memorials can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, Agnesian Healthcare, Agrace Hospice, The American Cancer Society or the Susan B. Komen Fund.