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William Hauser

William Hauser Obituary

WILLIAM 'BILL' HAUSER, 69 ROCKFORD - William "Bill" Hauser, 69, passed away August 15, 2015, with his daughter by his side. Bill was born in Rockford on September 14, 1945. Bill's favorite past-time was fishing and he taught all his grandchildren to do such. He had a trailer and boat in Lake Mills, WI, and you could find him there all summer long. He was an avid Chicago sports fan, especially the Bears. He was a master carpet layer with his brother and did many of the large commercial jobs in Rockford. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Anton (Viola) Hauser; brother, Tony Hauser; sister, Charlotte Masterson; and longtime partner, Marie Loofboro. Bill is survived by son, Chad (Louise) Hauser; daughter, Tracy (Steve) Rice; grandchildren, Justin (Erin) Hauser, Callie Hauser, Paul Hauser, Tyler Willis, Rabecca Hauser and Chase Willis; brothers, Warren Hauser and Joe Hauser; sister, Kathy (Jerry) Eldridge; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with service to follow on Monday, August 24, 2015, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, a donation will be made in Bill's name to CAST for Kids, an organization that helps special needs children learn how to fish. Condolences may be sent to