Richard “Rich” Donald Hausserman, 80, of Baxter, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Bethany United Church of Christ with Reverend Teressa Clark officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery in Baxter.
Rich was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Perry, to Donald and Violet (Jackson) Hausserman. His family relocated to Baxter, and he attended Baxter schools and graduated from Baxter High School in 1956. After school he attended Central College for a year. A position opened at Dealers Warehouse Company in Newton, and Rich joined their team. On Aug. 7, 1959, he married Darlene Haak in Melbourne. The couple resided in Baxter and built the house they still live in. Over the years Rich had a few different jobs within Dealers Warehouse but retired with the company in 1997, after over 35 years of service. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Baxter Masonic Lodge 520, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine and the Iowa Trappers Association. Rich loved to spend time with his family, trapping, hunting, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and cribbage.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of 58 years, Darlene Hausserman of Baxter; son, Terry (Diane) Hausserman of Boonville, N.Y.; granddaughters, Rebecca Hausserman of Liverpool, N.Y., and Rachel (Matt) Carpenter of Boonville, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Mary (Carl) Onken, Charlene (Norman) Vansice and Donella (Darrell) Ankrum; many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Baxter Community Educational Scholarships.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Rich and his family.