Joe was a friend of mine at UND, and when my husband's (boyfriend at the time) grandma died unexpectedly, Joe, who barely knew Doug, flew him down to Fargo and back for the funeral. Just one of those nice "Joe" things he was always doing for others. Can't believe he's gone. May his family seek comfort in the memory of his fine and generous spirit.
Joe was always the hunky guy with the smile in High School. I also remember him playing the drums in jazz band. He has left behind a wonderful legacy of people he loved and helped. May this be a comfort and give you strength.
Our deepest sympathy to Liz, your children and all Joe's family on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and loved one. He will clearly be missed by many.
We just learned of the passing of your beloved husband Joe. We were so saddened to learn this, but know that he is at peace and in a better place. God bless you and your family during this very difficult time! You're in our hearts and prayers!
Love and God bless,
Tom and Rose Riscili
We all grew up together with cousin Joe on the shores of East Battle Lake. He was always the good kid...the quiet kid. He grew up to be the kind of man that NEVER wanted recognition for the things he did for others always behind the scenes. No one could give a hug like Joe. All us Bjorke cousins want to send a hug to all the family left behind, with a special one for Janny. He will be missed.... Kate Bjorke Baldwin, Battle Lake MN
Saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I was fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time with him throughout high school. He was a real competitor, a great teammate, and most importantly a really good guy. So sorry for your loss.
Liz, Janice and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joe will be missed. I have so many fun memories of him here in Wahpeton, at the lake, in NYC, in Seattle. He was such a big man, not just physically, but voice, laugh and heart. Rest in peace, Joe. You fought the good fight. Love to you all, Joan(Pfister) Pope
To Joe's Family:
Although we have never meet I was going through some of my old high school and early college photos. Low and behold there was Joe in many a photo. To great man who gave so much, especially to the kids. God's Speed and save me a place in the duck blind. My deepest sympathies to you all. Lorn Wolsky, Class of '72, Eagan, MN
To Joe's family, I am so sorry for your (our) loss. Joe was a good guy all around. He will be missed. Sincerely, Pam (Engstrom) Erlandson
Liz, Janis and family,
Our prayers are with you all. We will miss Joe, our dear friend. Joe had a hand in getting Rob and I together for a blind date! He was Rob's roommate at UND, and always took care of us when we came to Florida. We were touched when he brought a Florida football player on a visit to Bemidji State to see if it would be a good fit for him...such a kind man. Fondly, The Bollingers
Janis, so sorry to hear about Joe. My thoughts and prayers to you and Joe's family.
Joe will be greatly missed. His life touched many and his memory will live on through his great children, grandchild and in all of our hearts. xo cousin Sarah
We have great thoughts of Joe teaching us how to sail our tiny sailboat on West Battle Lake, taking us on Lake Washington with his giant sailboat, welcoming us to Seattle and inviting us to an awesome holiday party. Our parents and Joe's parents had many good times together. It would be a great world if we all had a tiny bit of Joe in each of us. The Ostroms from Wahpeton ND
Joe was a great team mate at UND. His huge, genuine smile was quick to appear, and slow to diminish. He has left a great legacy, and many memories to carry on. My prayers and thoughts to Joe's family, and may his memory always be close to you all.
We were blessed to have Joe teach us to sail, welcome us to Seattle, give us an amazing boat ride on Lake Washington, share an awesome holiday party with us; also our parents and his parents had many great times together. Imagine what the world would be like if we all had just a tiny bit of "Joe" in us.
The Ostroms from Wahpeton, ND
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. We were classmates at Wahpeton. Joe had many friends, and was kind to everyone. Our parents were good friends, and Kathy Dosch enjoyed her visit with Joe when he returned to Wahpeton. He will be missed.
Gayle Dosch Thompson
Sorry to hear about Joe, I'm sure he is in a better place we just have to deal with not having him here in our lives.
I was a classmate in High School with him. What a great guy when I knew him and it sounds that he carried that trait thoughout his life.
I am so sorry to hear of the passng of Joe, we were in high school together. He was missed by all at the class reunion last summer in Wahpeton. May God send you all his healing comfort & peace. Take Care & God Bless Debbie (Lee) Seurer
We were so saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was one of the good ones—always helping out the community or some good cause. Joe and Liz were our 1st babysitters on Marco some 10 years ago. Not for a fee, of course—they claimed they needed their baby fix and watched our daughter on many occasions to help us out. We will always be grateful for their kindness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Liz and the family.
I am sorry to hear the news about Joe. I went to high school with Joe and he was a fun, kind person with a good heart. It was nice to read how much he had helped others and his pride in them and his family. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Liz, Katie and the rest of the family.
Remembering Joe's family and friends during this difficult time, keeping you all in my prayers.
My sympathy to Joe's family. I am a classmate from Wahpeton High School. We missed him at the reunion last summer!
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Joe's family. I am so glad that I got to sit and talk with Joe when he was back in Wahpeton, ND for his Step-Mother's funeral. God bless the memory of Joe Hausauer.
I am so sorry for your loss Liz. My prayers are with you and your children during this very difficult time. Take care and God bless.