Richard Hausafus(1920 - 2012)

Richard H. Hausafus
Evansville, IN
Richard H. Hausafus, 92, of Evansville passed away Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Emeritus at Orland Park, IL
Mr. Hausafus retired from Sears & Roebuck and Co. after 33 years of service. He began his career in St. Louis, MO and later transfers were made to both the Evansville area and the Chicago area. He served during WWII with the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of LT (j.g.). He participated in the D-Day invasion of both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. As a member of the Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL, he served as a Deacon and an Elder. Later he became a member of the Evansville Presbyterian Church. He was on the Taxation Committee of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce in the late 60's and early 70's. He earned his B.S.B.A. Degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in 1948. He was a 66 year member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877, AF & AM. Richard is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Al Taylor of Frankfort, grandson, Brad and Niki (Buse') Taylor, and two great-grand children Devin Reece and Avery Rose Taylor. Neices and Nephews: Bonnie Ohrt,Randy Ohrt, Bob Hausafus, and Chris Crabtree.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah M "Reiman" Hausafus, sister, Virginia Ohrt, and brother Robert Hausafus.
Private Services were held at Park Lawn Mausoleum, Georgian Chapel with Reverend Dennis Davenport officiating, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Entombment will be in Park Lawn Mausoleum.
There will be no public Visitation. Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville handled all arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to in honor of Beulah, and First Presbyterian Church of Evansville, IN.
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Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue  Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 473-5300

Published in Courier Press on Nov. 8, 2012