OBITUARY

Leroy R. "Lee" Hauser

May 28, 1934June 8, 2018
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Lee was born on May 28, 1934 to Veronica and Antoine Hauser in Dickinson, ND. He passed away peacefully at his son Leroy Hauser Jr. and daughter-in-law Laurie’s home in Tonasket, WA on June 8, 2018. Lee spent 4 years in the Navy, 1951-1955, two years aboard the USS PHILIPPINE C. V. as an electrician and 2 years in Hawaii. When his time in the service had ended, he came back to Seattle, WA and became a laborer in construction. He became a member of the Operator Engineers Union Local 302 and worked his way up as a heavy equipment operator. In the early 70’s he went to work on the Alaska pipeline for 2 years then stayed locally until he was offered the opportunity to be an instructor at the Wiconi equipment training school. The last 2 years prior to retirement, he was an assistant director at the school. He retired at 57 and spent 12 years traveling around the U.S. in a motor home with his wife Pearl.

Lee always wanted to learn how to fly small planes. He took the classes and finally got his pilot license in the early 1970’s.

Lee is survived by his brother Louie Hauser of Yakima, his sons Leroy “Butch” Hauser, of Tonasket WA, Brian Hauser of Big Lake, AK and daughter Tracie Koontz of Pahoa Hawaii, 4 stepchildren: Kimberly Folk, René LaCoursiere, Shirelle Turel, all from Yakima, and Gerald Folk Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He has joined his wife Pearl who passed away on June 9, 2010, and brothers Robert “Bob,” and Antoine “Tony” Hauser.

We would personally like to thank the Frontier Home Health and Hospice of Omak, WA for the special care and compassion they gave to our father and my family during this difficult and sad time.

Visitation will be Monday June 18, 2018 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Keith & Keith Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com for the Hauser family.

  • FAMILY

  • Lee is survived by his brother Louie Hauser of Yakima, his sons Leroy “Butch” Hauser, of Tonasket WA, Brian Hauser of Big Lake, AK and daughter Tracie Koontz of Pahoa Hawaii, 4 stepchildren: Kimberly Folk, René LaCoursiere, Shirelle Turel, all from Yakima, and Gerald Folk Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

    He has joined his wife Pearl who passed away on June 9, 2010, and brothers Robert “Bob,” and Antoine “Tony” Hauser.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Leroy Hauser
  • Brian Hauser
  • Jerry Folk Jr.
  • Charles LaCoursiere
  • James Frye

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Vigil Service Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Marjorie Berger

June 28, 2018

I am so very sad to no longer have your wonderful dad here on earth to keep everyone laughing. So I decided to share my first unforgettable memory with him and his brother, Bob. When I spent the summer in Spokane with Aunt Ann and Uncle Fred and worked at Adam Berger’s restaurant, I had a weekend off and Aunt Veronica wanted me to come to Yakima, which I did. She made me some delicious borscht soup and then my beloved cousins, Lee & Bob decided to “treat” me to my very first plane ride. Being the clowns they were and not respecting what I had just had for lunch, they took me up in an old prop plane and decided to give me some thrills and chills, including having the plane nearly drop out of the sky. At least they waited until we were on the ground to let me know the engine almost didn’t start again! LOL! I loved all visits but this one is unforgettable pushing 50 yrs later. Will miss him until we meet again!

Tony and Judy Armbrust

June 27, 2018

We were so sad to hear the passing away of your dad. We have so many very fond memories of him. He was one of my favorite cousin. We spent time with your dad right before he moved up to Butch's. We would call each other every so often. Going to miss him and our special talks.
We will keep the family in our prays
Tony and Judy Armbrust

Jerry & Lynn Gibson

June 11, 2018

We had the pleasure of knowing Lee only a few years. Those few years were wonderful. He was truely a gift in our lives. Thanks to the Hauser family for sharing their Dad with us.

Jhess E

June 9, 2018

My condolences to the family. May the "God of all comfort" comfort you during this difficult time. (2 Cor 1:3)

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Biography

Lee was born on May 28, 1934 to Veronica and Antoine Hauser in Dickinson, ND. He passed away peacefully at his son Leroy Hauser Jr. and daughter-in-law Laurie’s home in Tonasket, WA on June 8, 2018. Lee spent 4 years in the Navy, 1951-1955, two years aboard the USS PHILIPPINE C. V. as an electrician and 2 years in Hawaii. When his time in the service had ended, he came back to Seattle, WA and became a laborer in construction. He became a member of the Operator Engineers Union Local 302 and worked his way up as a heavy equipment operator. In the early 70’s he went to work on the Alaska pipeline for 2 years then stayed locally until he was offered the opportunity to be an instructor at the Wiconi equipment training school. The last 2 years prior to retirement, he was an assistant director at the school. He retired at 57 and spent 12 years traveling around the U.S. in a motor home with his wife Pearl.

Lee always wanted to learn how to fly small planes. He took the classes and finally got his pilot license in the early 1970’s.

Lee is survived by his brother Louie Hauser of Yakima, his sons Leroy “Butch” Hauser, of Tonasket WA, Brian Hauser of Big Lake, AK and daughter Tracie Koontz of Pahoa Hawaii, 4 stepchildren: Kimberly Folk, René LaCoursiere, Shirelle Turel, all from Yakima, and Gerald Folk Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He has joined his wife Pearl who passed away on June 9, 2010, and brothers Robert “Bob,” and Antoine “Tony” Hauser.