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Richard Hauser

March 31, 1955 - December 27, 2018

Richard Hauser Richard D. Hauser
Richard D. Hauser, 63, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Gundersen Health System.
Rich was born in La Crosse, to James and Joan (Benson) Hauser March 31, 1955. He graduated from Logan High School in 1973. Shortly thereafter, in 1974, he was hired at Trane Company, where he worked until his retirement in March of 2015. His last years of work were spent as Shop Committee Chairman for Lodge 21. It was very important to him to be able to represent his co-workers in that way.
On June 16, 1979, Rich married his wife, Sue (Blackman) Hauser. They made their home on French Island, where they raised two sons, Mike and Tony.
Rich's interests included sports of any kind, both as a participant and a spectator. He was particularly interested in anything his sons were enjoying, from high school sports to golf, disc golf and fantasy football. He also enjoyed playing cards, taking road trips, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family and friends. A special project of Rich's included using the jigsaw puzzles to wallpaper the downstairs family room. A legacy now being carried on by his children.
Rich is survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Michael (Caitlyn) and Anthony (Rachel); his mother, Joan Hauser; brothers, Bill (Lisa) and Brian (Debbie); sister, Sallie Schroeder (Tim); sister-in-law, Sharon Hauser; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, James; brothers, Clayton and Ron; nephew, Cole; and father-in-law, Ed Blackman.
The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette St., La Crosse. Friends may visit the family from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at a later date.
One of Rich's passions for the last 20 years, has been his work as the caretaker for the Hauser Family Cemetery. To honor that passion, in lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be used to install a well at the cemetery unless specified otherwise. Online condolences can be shared with the family at
Published on December 30, 2018
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Mark Hellerud Sr.
Dec 31, 2018
I very much plan on being at the service on Thursday, but first I want you to know how very sad and sorry I am hearing about this terrible news! I always considered Rich as a good friend. We went through middle school and high school together and also worked most of our years together at trane company. During all those years we played a lot of basketball with and against each other ,some time or another. The most fun we would have together is We would get together sometimes at my house on the weekends and play basketball against each other. Hot summer day, playing basketball and drinking a few beers to cool down. Then play another game. Usually you would call it a revenge game or the best o...ut of three or seven. Anyway the more beers we drank the better I got! Rich use to say, the only way I could beat him is to get him drunk first! Well that is somewhat true but you have to remember I was drinking beer for beer with him also! A lot of good memories of then and memories of our days playing together during the Trane basketball league. He was a good player, teammate, co-worker but most of all I will always consider him my good friend. I’m so very sorry Sue, I can only hope and pray that you can get through this. It has to be terribly hard for you because I can’t even imagine you without him, or him without you! This news really has an extra effect on me. I had cancer and they call me a survivor because I made it through all the treatments and I’m still here. But I have to ask why? Why do I get to go on and good people like Rich doesn’t? It’s not fair! It really isn’t! There were some days I felt like I didn’t want to do these treatments anymore and just give up. But I had to try to be strong for my wife and family and show no fear. Take it day by day, treatment by treatment until it was over. Since then I still have problems and pain but I’m still here. It’s not fair for you but I am very, very sorry Sue and family. I didn’t intend to write about my problems, but I did want you to know that I have a good idea of what your going through. Please try to be strong for each other and I’ll be praying for you. I’m so sorry for your loss and God bless. 🙏. Mark and family 🙏Read more
Diane Stone Class 74
Dec 30, 2018
Never had a bad word always, always said hi, ss for your loss