He was born December 30, 1951, in Caledonia to Howard, Jr., and Janice (Schomers) Hauser. Joe graduated from Caledonia High School. He married Karen Bjorge and they later divorced.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Hauser, Chicago, Illinois; one daughter, Jessie (John) Kuschel, West Salem, Wisconsin; his step-mother, Helen Hauser, Caledonia; one brother, John “Jack” (Diane) Hauser; and three sisters, Judith (William) Koch, Jill (Larry) Knight and Jane (Dick) Esch, all of Caledonia; and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W. Main St., Caledonia. Rev. Tom Schultz will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.