Ellanor Hauser, 86 of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Oct. 28,2013, at Arden Courts in Geneva.
Ellanor was born on Jan. 10, 1927, in Aurora, the daughter of Theodore B. and Marie M. (Songer) Clauser.
Ellanor grew up in Aurora and Oswego, Ill., graduating from East Aurora High School with the class of 1944. Ellanor was introduced to Herbert Hauser by a mutual friend and knew that he was the love of her life.
On Nov. 10, 1945, they were united in marriage in Aurora. Herb and Ellanor began their new life in Yorkville and began their family of six children.
In 1957 they moved their family to the John Grommes farm on Seavey Road, where Ellanor was a farmer’s wife and stayed home to raise her children.
She was a seamstress and made clothes for her children when they were small. She had a passion and a gift for knitting. Her hands rarely stopped when she was given the opportunity to sit and knit. Throughout the years, her hands created beautiful baby sweaters, booties, hats and baby blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Ellanor used her talents to make infant hats, which she donated to Delnor-Community Hospital for all of their newborns.
Herb and Ellanor enjoyed bowling and bowled with the Elburn Mixed League for many years. For a short time she took up the game of golf, which she enjoyed very much. After raising her children, she began working at the Elburn Herald, and for several years did housekeeping for St. Gall Church. She looked forward to her monthly card games with “the girls,” whom she also spent time with creating many beautiful quilts in her basement.
She joined St. Gall Church in 1957 and had been a faithful member until her failing health. She was a member of Elburn Sunset Swinger, and past president of the Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary in Aurora.
She now leaves her six children, Neal (Barbara) Hauser of Jacksonville, Ill., Steve (Janet) Hauser of Hinckley, Ellen (Vernon) Jones of DeForest, Wis.,Mark (Mary) Hauser of St. Charles, Barbara Hauser of Batavia and Philip Hauser of Sycamore; 13 grandchildren, Carl (Sarina) Hauser of Kaneville, Cory (Jodi) Hauser of Batavia, Carol (Oliver) Christensen of Jacksonville, David Hauser of Hinckley, Laura (Michael) Harmon of Rochelle, Ill., Brian (Colleen Kraul) of Phoenix, Ariz., Jenny (Aaron) Machotka of DeForest, Kevin (Tara) Jones of Portage, Wis., Ryan (Leslie) Hauser of Omaha, Neb., Eric (Heidi Nelson) Hauser of Yorkville, Elizabeth (Eric Hacker) Hauser of Plano, Michael (Cait Johnson) Hauser of Cortland and Samantha (Ivan) Valle of Bolingbrook, Ill.; 17 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Madison, Mic, Annabel, Cheyenne, Neal, Krystal, Justin, Betse, Donnie, Joshua, Tyler, Bryce, Annora, Lynley, Luke and Madison; one sister, Dena (Lester) Gebauer of Sugar Grove; one brother, Theodore (Linda) Clauser of Oswego; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She now joins her husband, Herbert Hauser; her parents; one brother, Robert Clauser; and one great-grandson, Jason Hauser.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Conley Funeral Home. A mass to celebrate her life will take place on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon Street, Elburn. Father Timothy Seigel, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow the service at St. Gall Cemetery in Elburn.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Elburn Lions Club. Memorial checks may be made out to the Elburn Lions Club and mailed in care of the Hauser Family to P.O. Box 8049, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com.