John P. Hauser, Machesney Park, IL/formerly Brodhead (1957 - 2013)
February 16, 1957 - January 13, 2013
John P. Hauser, 55, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home in Machesney Park, IL. He was born on Feb. 16, 1957, to Shirley (Wheeler) O’Shaughnessy and Robert Hauser. John was the third oldest of six children and was a baptized Jehovah’s Witness. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1975. Right after high school, he began making his name in the tire world. He started working with Gempler’s Tire & Service. His potential in the tire industry was recognized by many companies such as Pomp’s, CBA, Bauer Built and most recently GCR Tire. In 1978, he began his family when marrying Kathy Schmid They had their first daughter, Amanda, in 1979, a son, Andrew, in 1982, and finally another little girl, Jessica in 1988. His family expanded when he remarried on June 28, 2002, to his loving wife, Vickie (Fallon) Hauser. He not only gained her but a stepdaughter, Fallon Smith, as well. He never missed an opportunity to make sure his family knew that he loved them. As a family their favorite good bye was always “love yaaa see ya later bye”. He had an intense love for his family and it showed through in everything he did. John enjoyed camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, being with his wife, kids and grandkids, going to movies and spending time outdoors and golfing. Everyone that knew John loved him. He was full of humor and spirit. He could make you laugh at the worst of situations and always saw the positive in everything. There was always a joke that he knew everyone and never met a stranger. He was outgoing and always took an interest in everyone. John also had a great love of music. He had a song for everything. He loved oldies, country and of course yodeling. He was always walking around humming or singing a tune.
John is survived by his wife, Vickie (Fallon) Hauser; daughter, Amanda (Hauser) Byrne; son, Andrew Hauser; daughter, Jessica Hauser; stepdaughter, Fallon Smith; grandsons, Nathaniel (Buddy)Byrne and Nicholas Byrne; granddaughter, Natilee Chaney; brothers: David (Sue) Hauser, Richard Hauser, Shane (April) Hauser and Austin Hauser; as well as nephews, Josh Hauser and Aaron Hauser; and a niece, Lisa (Hauser) Bourquin.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and sister.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 26, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 9511 North 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL