Emmett Joseph Hausladen, age 75, of Waverly, passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, with Fr. Kenneth O’Hotto as the celebrant. Inurnment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
There will be visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Honorary urn bearers will be Kevin Hausladen, Chuck Hausladen, Don Hausladen, Joe Hausladen, Jeff Hausladen, Greg Hausladen, and Andy Hausladen.
Urn bearer will be Ken Hausladen.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
Emmett was born April 5, 1942, on the family farm in Waverly, the son of Joseph and Hildegard (Remer) Hausladen. He was the seventh of 15 children.
Emmett was baptized and confirmed in his Catholic faith at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, and also received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School, graduating with the class of 1960.
He entered active military service in the US Army March 19, 1964, and was stationed at Fort George G. Meade as a medic. He received an honorable discharge March 18, 1966.
Emmett was joined in holy marriage with Jane M. Bittner June 6, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with three daughters. They made their home in Waverly, and were blessed with 53 years of marriage.
Emmett was an equipment operator, working for Egan-McKay Electrical Contractors for 27 years, and retiring in 2002. His passion was anything with mechanics, and he owned and operated Emmett’s Mobil in Waverly for six years.
Emmett enjoyed finding old garden tractors and restoring them. He also enjoyed travel spending a portion of several winters in Arizona; going to Germany, and to the cabin for 23 years. In addition, Emmett enjoyed time spent fishing, camping, helping with farm work, and being outdoors.
A man of deep faith, Emmett was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly his entire life. He served as a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion, and as assistant chief and retired member of the Waverly volunteer fire department.
Above all, Emmett was proud of the legacy of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hildegard Hausladen; father- and mother-in-law, George and Kathryn Bittner; and siblings Marcel, Bonaventure, Mildred, and Conrad Hausladen; Betty Kittock and husband Jerome; Doris Outly; and Jean Yager and husband Glen.
Emmett is survived by his loving wife, Jane; daughters Marie (Ron) Kotzer, Karen Loomis (Mike Stensrud) and Amy (Mike) Loftus; grandchildren Jackie, Ryan and Kristin Kotzer, Dylan and Kyle Loomis, and Leah and Emmett Loftus; brothers Ken (Beatie), Clarence, Robert (Mary Ann), Arnold (Linda), and Larry; sisters Ann (John) Dahlheimer, and Susan (Duayne) Heimerl; brother-in-law Jim Outly; sister-in-law Suzie Hausladen; and many other relatives and friends.