Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for David J. Hauser, 82, a resident of Davenport, were Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport.
Cremation rites were accorded following the funeral service. A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill., at a later date. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. Mr. Hauser passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.
David James Hauser was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Cuba City, Wis., to George and Helen (Brannan) Hauser. He was united in marriage to Wilma Baumgartner on May 15, 1954 at Holy Family Church in Davenport
David was an Electrician Mate 2nd class in the US Navy during World War II and Korea. He graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering from the American Television Institute of Technology in Chicago and was employed at WOC-TV from 1949 to 1969 last serving as chief engineer. He was an engineer for Iowa Illinois Gas & Electric Company, retiring from there in 1987. David also worked at the Humility of Mary Center, Davenport, until 1994. David attended the first Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2008.
Survivors include David’s wife, Wilma, children Steve (Ann) Hauser, Eagan, Minn., Mary (Tim) Lamb, Louisville, Ky., Matt (Deborah) Hauser, Davenport, Mike (Tina) Hauser, Davenport, and Dan Hauser and Whitney Gilmore, Plymouth, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; and sister, Nancy (Earl) Kunkel, Cuba City, Wis., and a sister-in-law Carol Hauser, Washington and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Hauser.
Memorials may be sent to Congregation of the Humility of Mary, St. Anthony Catholic Church or Wisconsin Parkinson Assoc., 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI, 53233-1305.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting David’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.