Glenn Haeuser passed away January 30, 2013, at St. Michael’s Assisted Living, Fountain City, Wis., of aspiration pneumonia at the age of 95. Glenn was born on the family farm in Eagle Valley near Fountain City, Wis., on January 24, 1918, to John and Elsie (Krause) Haeuser. He attended Eagle Valley country school and graduated from Fountain City High School in 1936. After high school he worked at his uncle’s nursery in Aurora, Ill. Later he moved to Lyons, Mich., and worked in a nursery where he met Mary Jane Croel. They were married on January 8, 1941. During the war, Glenn worked as a foreman in a bomber plant at Willow Run, Mich.
In 1946, Glenn was needed on the family farm, so he moved his family back to Eagle Valley. Besides farming Glenn worked as a roofer for H&F Roettiger, drove school bus for the Eagle Valley School and delivered hot lunches for the country schools in the Fountain City district. In 1961, he and his brother Bud formed Haeuser Brothers. They did local construction and also built water and sewer plants throughout Wisconsin. Glenn retired in 1980, and he and his son Steve started a body shop on the farm restoring classic Mustangs.
Glenn was a member of the Fountain City Lions Club and enjoyed cooking chicken for the local activities. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the church council when it was decided to purchase the Roettiger house as a nursing home. Glenn often joked that at the time he had said he would never be a resident there. But for the last five and one half years of his life, Glenn was happy to call St. Michael’s Assisted Living his home.
Glenn was a kind, generous and energetic man with a sharp wit who was always happy to lend anyone a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends in the area.
Glenn is survived by his daughter, Peggy (Gerry) Wojchik, Cochrane, Wis.,; son, Steve, Fountain City; grandsons Mark (Wendy) Wojchik, New Brighton, Minn., Michael Wojchik, Bronx, N.Y. and great-grandchildren Ben, Chris, Megan and Drew Wojchik.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Jane, in 1983, his brother and sister-in-law, Loyal “Bud” and Kamilla Haeuser and a brother-in-law, George “Chuck” Semling.
Funeral services for Glenn will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fountain City, with Rev. Elroy V. Conradt officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Fountain City Public Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fountain City, Wis.