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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 15:53

    Richard J. Hauser, 92, of Port Washington, died on Friday, Oct. 20, at New Castle Place in Mequon.
    Mr. Hauser was born in West Allis on March 25, 1925, the son of E. Benjamin Hauser and Ruth Moore Hauser.
    After graduating from high school, Mr. Hauser honorably served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. While in flight school in Winona, Minn., he won the Golden Gloves boxing championship.             After returning to Wisconsin, Mr. Hauser earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  
    On Nov. 14, 1961, he married Lenora Pelto in West Allis. The couple moved to Port Washington in 1966 to raise their family.
    Mr. Hauser worked for the State of Wisconsin as the agricultural and 4-H agent for Ozaukee County for more than 20 years, retiring in 1982.  
    He was a member of Ozaukee Lodge 17 F. & A.M., the Port Washington Senior Center and the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82 in Port Washington.  
    Mr. Hauser enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool with the Green Felt Club at the Port Washington Senior Center and pitching horseshoes. He won many local championships, his family said.  
    Mr. Hauser is survived by his son David (Bonnie) Hauser of Port Washington, and grandson Zachary Hauser of Phoenix.
    He is further survived by his sister-in-law Marge Hamina of Detroit, Mich.
    Mr. Hauser was preceded in death by his wife Lenora and son E. Benjamin Hauser II.  
    Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington, followed by Masonic rites and military honors at 4 p.m.  
    He will be buried at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Milwaukee.