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Roger Eugene Hauser

June 22, 2020 | 2 comments

Roger Eugene Hauser, 77, of La Crosse, WI, passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 19, 2020 at Benedictine Living Community Center in La Crosse, WI. He was born on August 31, 1942 to Roland and Edith Hauser.

He married Linda (Koelbl) Hauser on September 5, 1964 in La Crosse, WI.

Roger was a beloved husband, father, uncle, brother, son, and friend. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Linda. Roger was an avid outdoorsman; spending much of his time hunting and fishing with his son Tod, and attending garden and flower shows with his daughter, Heather. He took great pride in a beautiful yard and could often be found tinkering in his garage with his plethora of tools.

Roger was quick to help anyone in need, often delaying his projects to help others accomplish their own. He was known to possess a vast knowledge of random facts which he would use to elicit hearty laughs and eye rolls from those who knew him best.

Roger was a hard worker and dedicated employee. He spent 36 years with McLoone Metal Graphics in La Crosse. He maintained many of those friendships beyond retirement, enjoying retiree breakfasts every month. He was passionate about education and the opportunity to learn.

Roger will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

Roger is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda (Koelbl) Hauser, Son Tod (Jacqueline) Hauser, Daughter Heather (Jeffrey) Wood, step-grandchildren Zachary Reed (Ashley), Nicole (John) Blaschke, step great-grandchildren Lola and Henry Reed and Emma and Owen Blaschke, several nieces and nephews, and family pets, Annika Hauser and Murphy Wood.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Roland and Edith Hauser, brother Clifford Hauser, sisters Shirley (Don) Siam, Pat (Frank) Wittenberg, Juanita (Gordon) Seifert, and Sharon Hauser.

The family would like to thank Rick and Carrie Siam, Bill and Donna Netwal, and Jim and Nancy Thompson.

Due to Covid-19, there will be a drive-through visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska. There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with a limited capacity of 75. Chaplain Jeff Thomson will officiate. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Coulee Region Humane Society.



  1. Mike lovejoy

    Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. I remember Roger fondly thru all our school years together. Mike Lovejoy.

  2. Faye Goldsmith

    Linda, I am sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I have so many good memories of him when he lived by me during our high school years. He was always nice, and a caring guy. Seemed to have a smile whenever you saw him. Sending you many hugs and prayers. Take care.

    Faye (Severson) Goldsmith


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