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LeRoy F. Hausladen

LeRoy F. Hausladen, age 81 of Waconia, and formerly of Watertown and Winsted, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005 at the Elim Nursing Home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Waverly, the son of John and Ida Domras Hausladen. LeRoy was confirmed in the Christian faith July 16, 1939 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montrose, by Pastor Alvin Leerssen.

LeRoy honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

LeRoy was joined in holy marriage to Evelyn Engelke July 23, 1947 at the Presbyterian church in Howard Lake.

LeRoy was formerly employed as an auto mechanic in both Delano and Winsted. He also worked at Minnetonka Boat Works and later, at Millerbernd Manufacturing for 32 years.

A faithful member of the Oster Covenant Church, LeRoy served as a deacon and an usher.

He was a former member of the American Legion.

LeRoy is survived by his beloved wife, Evelyn Hausladen; a twin brother, Leon Hausladen of Shakopee; a brother and sisters: Erv (Bev) Hausladen of Waverly, Joan (Darrell) Heuer of Brainerd, Dolores (Bob) Westergreen of Golden Valley, and Irma Campinose of Chicago; a brother-in-law, Virgil (Luella) Engelke of St. Louis Park; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Hausladen; brothers Gilbert and Paul Hausladen; and his stepmother, Minnie Hausladen.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Oster Covenant Church. The Rev. Robert Ramphal and Chaplain Bob Haskin officiated. Interment followed at Oster Covenant Cemetery.

Ruth Deidrick was the organist for the funeral service. Solist Loree Dobratz sang LeRoy’s favorite song, “Supper Time,” and other favorites by David Allen.

Friends called at the church from noon until the time of the funeral service on Thursday.

Casket bearers were Harry Johnson, Calvin Deidrick, John Hausladen, Larry Holland, Ken Hausladen, and David Allen.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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