Benita Hauser

Benita M. Hauser, age 86 of Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, and formerly of Eugene, OR, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 2, 1925 in Saint Paul MN to parents Joseph and Margaret (Gonella) Ungaretti. Benita attended school in Saint Paul, and was a graduate of Derham Hall. On April 15th, 1944, she would be united in marriage to Henry Arthur “Hank” Hauser. Their union in marriage would be blessed with nine children. Their family would be further blessed with two generations of grandchildren, and 68 years of love and devotion.

Benita provided for her family as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She also enjoyed sewing, playing the piano and good visits with family and friends. In later years with her husband, Hank, the two of them would travel the world together, and spend some of their holidays in Europe. Benita leaves a legacy of love for her family and friends. She will be missed by many.

Benita is survived by her children, Henry (Billie) Hauser, Joseph (Marie) Hauser, Linda O’Donnell, Christine (Kermit) Wold, William Hauser, Mary (Graham) Ashby, James (Mari) Hauser, Margaret (Mark) Brudzinski, and Michael (Luna) Hauser; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; her sister, Dolores Floering, as well as many other relatives and friends. Benita was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Hank Hauser; and her sister, Frances Rheinberger.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service for Benita M. Hauser will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th Street in Hudson, WI. Reverend Father John Gerritts will officiate. A private family inurnment will be held in Eugene OR at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lakeview Hospice, 1715 Tower Rd. W, Stillwater, MN 55082, or to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton Street, Eugene OR 97401. Services entrusted locally to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. 715-386-3725


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