John E. Hauer, 87, of Malone, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born February 23, 1929 in Fond du Lac, the son of Albert and Hazel Corcoran Hauer. John graduated from St. Mary Springs High School in 1947 and attended DePaul University in Chicago and St. Joseph’s College in Indiana. He served in the US Army from 1951 – 1953 and was stationed in France. On August 3, 1957 he married Mary H. Devine at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.In 1895 Albert Hauer and Son, Inc. was established in Fond du Lac and John became President/Owner in 1953 and ran the business until he sold in 2001. He was a life member of American Legion Post 75, VFW Post 1904, and Knights of Columbus. John enjoyed fishing, boating, taking the kids and grandkids water skiing, and loved the annual fireworks at the 4th of July family get-togethers.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hauer; seven children, David (Marijane) Hauer of Plymouth, MN, John M. (Shirley) Hauer of Appleton, Mary (Basil) Mercado of Grafton, Dan (Paula) Hauer of Grafton, Jane Hauer of Winneconne, Amy (Mark) Marchello of Kewaskum, and Jennifer (Michael) Kelsheimer of Richardson, TX; 25 grandchildren, Matthew, Maggie (Marc) Miller, and Sarah Hauer, John A., Laura, Paul, Joseph, and Emily Hauer, Zoey, Mia, Frankie, and Ana Mercado, Anna, Rachel, Tony, and Joe Hauer, Elizabeth, Rutger, Nick, Mitch, and Peter Hauer, Grace, Tony, Sophie, and Jack Marchello; one sister, Virginia Hauer of New York City, NY; one brother, Michael (Carol) Hauer of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Maria Hauer; one sister, Beatrice Mlodock; three brothers, Albert, James, and Joseph Hauer.
The visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish, 678 Western Avenue, Fond du Lac. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials in John’s name are appreciated to Agnesian Hospice.
John’s family extends a heart-felt thank you to the wonderful and caring Agnesian Hospice in home nurses and staff especially Laurie Quackenboss and Andy Land for the care and compassion given to John.
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