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Eugene "Red" Wallace Hauer

February 8, 1932 — November 9, 2023

Wausau

Eugene Hauer, 91, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2023. 

He was born February 8, 1932, in Wausau, to the late John and Anna (Conrad) Hauer. After graduating, Eugene joined the National Guard and served for over 30 years.  He valued serving his county the achieved the rank of Sergeant. He fell in love with Barbara Schave after meeting her on a blind date at the circus in Marathon Park. They were married at St. Anne Catholic Church on April 18, 1959. While raising their three boys, Eugene worked for Wausau Hotel, Hoffer Glass, Wausau Concrete, and finally, Wickes Lumber for over 20 years.  As a lifelong resident of Wausau, Eugene loved his community and took great pride in volunteering during his later years.  He was with the Wausau Emergency Police for 23 years and also was a loved crossing guard at Franklin Elementary School's for 14 years until he finally retired at 90 years old. He was a member of the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10. Among many hobbies, Eugene especially enjoyed puzzles and golfing at the Legion. 

 Survivors include his three sons, Tim (Melissa) of Verona, Todd (Reyne) of Wausau, and Terry (Karen) of Balsam Lake; nine grandchildren, Erin, Anne (Shane), Tess, Maddie, Jordan (Shelby), Alysson, Johnny (Amanda), Christopher (Amy), and Kalyn (Dustin); and seven great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Marshall, Lucy, Jack, Briggs, Casey, and Remington. Eugene is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hauer; twin brother, Daniel; brother, Henry; and sisters, Henrietta Bertolotti and Georgianna Werner. 

Visitation will take place Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 10:30 am, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 611 Stark Street, Wausau with Fr. Tom Lindner officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church. Entombment will follow the service at Restlawn Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau Emergency Police Unit (Wausau Police Department), or the American Legion Post 10. 

 
 
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Visitation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Visitation

Thursday, November 16, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Saint Michael Catholic Parish

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Saint Michael Catholic Parish

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Interment

Thursday, November 16, 2023

11:45am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

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