Michael William Hauser, 35, of Millstadt, Ill., born May 26, 1978, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
Mike was an amazing young man who touched the heart of everyone who knew him. He was the best son, brother, father and friend anyone could ever ask for. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
He was an avid bowler and loved playing golf with his buddies. He enjoyed volleyball and loved the outdoors. He especially liked camping, floating and fishing will all his lifetime "soul" brothers.
Mike's passion was grilling and entering cookoffs. You hardly ever saw him without a grill or smoker next to him or talking about recipes and preparing Bacon Explosions, beer butt chickens and making chili.
He was very active with the Boy Scout Troop 622 and was always caring and passionate to these young boys and their families.
Mike was employed at Custom Marble in Millstadt, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William J. and Sandra, nee Schmidt, Menn; and his paternal grandparents, William C. and Norma, nee Pea, Hauser.
Surviving are his mother, Karen, nee Menn, (Randy) Helfrich of Millstadt, Ill.; his father, Mark Hauser; his children, Gage Racine and Ashtin Hauser (with their mother, Trisha Pearson) of Millstadt, Ill.; his brother, Brandon Hauser of Millstadt, Ill.; his sisters, Kassie and Nicki Helfrich of Millstadt, Ill., and Kelsey and Chelsea Hauser of Wood River, Ill.; his grandparents, Al and Rosie Helfrich of Millstadt, Ill.; his special friend, Renee Simonds Famula and her son, Austin; many aunts, uncles, cousins and all of his close friends whom he considered family.
Michael unselfishly wished to be an organ donor so that with his death he could give the gift of life to several others.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the family for Gage Racine and Ashtin Hauser and will be received at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.creasonfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. James Parish Center, Millstadt, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church in Millstadt, Ill., with Pastor Sam Hand officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville, Ill.
CREASON FUNERAL HOME, Millstadt, Ill.