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.
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.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888