Thursday, June 2, 2011

Erika (Goering) Hauser

Erika Hauser, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Erika was born in Altalexandrovka, Ukraine, a German community, on June 29, 1925, daughter of the late Adolf and Olga (Nee: Holz) Goering.

After World War II in 1948, Erika moved to Stuttgart, Germany, and it was there she met the love of her life, Kurt K. Hauser. On May 14, 1955, they were united in marriage in Spaichingen, Germany, and then immigrated to the United States to Racine in 1960. An excellent cook, Erika also enjoyed many travels around the world with her family, especially back to the old country to spend time with family. She will be deeply missed for her loving and strong devotion to her family and the special pride given to her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as “Oma.”

Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-six years, Kurt; her children, Karin (Dan) Helbling of Yorkville, Evelyn (Steve) Smetana of Racine; her five grandchildren, Daniel, Natasha and Emily Helbling, Mitchell and Erika Smetana; sisters and brother, Hilda Lippold of Racine, Erwin (Hella) Goering of Waterford, Herta Kaiser, Lilli (Walter) Braendle, all of Germany; brother-in-law, Arthur Hauser of Germany; sisters-in-law, Emma Wolf of Germany, Leni Hauser of Germany; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Reinhold Hauser, September 2, 1986.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Danzig officiating. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Memorials to the ECO Justice Center have been suggested by the family.

Erika’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Mark DeCheck, Dr. Michael Mullane, Dr. Laura Ulmers, Lake Shore Manor and staff, and Wheaton Franciscan Cardiac Unit for their loving and compassionate care.

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