Wolfgang Johann Hausner Posted: 2024-06-07 17:18:44

Wolfgang Johann Hausner


Wolfgang Johann Hausner 1934-2024, 89, of Huntley, IL

Wolfgang Johann Hausner was born in 1934, in Germany. Wolf touched everyone he knew with his humor and extravagant generosity. He was described by his late wife of 52 years, Alice Marguerite “Margie” Hausner as the most different man she had ever met, by his sister in-law a titan, to the rest of us grieving larger, ‘than life’! He was preceded in death by his mother Gertrud Hausner, father Johann “Hans” Hausner, a sister & brother-in-law Christa & Rich Ralston; brother-in-law, Don Weinberg and son-in-law Ronald South.

Wolf grew up under Hitler’s reign in Germany. During WWII, the Russians invaded his town. Wolf’s family fled East Germany to West Germany, in a traumatic series of events, which led to their family being shot at during their attempt to cross the border. Once safely, in West Germany Wolf’s father pursued the American Dream for his family and they immigrated to the United States in the early fifties. Wolf was drafted as a non-citizen into the Army and ultimately earned his US citizenship. His fierce work ethic and “can do” attitude took him from refugee to business owner.

Wolf met his beloved Irish wife, Margie, at a roller rink. Her version of their love story was he ran into her while skating and knocked her down, however he claimed she fell for him. They welcomed four children in 3-1/2 years while building their business Hausner Hard Chrome, Inc. Margie passed away in 2013 and he was left to cherish her memory along with their children Heidi South of Spring Hill, FL, Dave (Julie) Hausner of Aurora, IL, Jeff (Lois) Hausner of Owensboro, KY, and Linda (Scott) Butler of Prescott, AZ.

Wolf treasured spending time with family, traveling, flying, gardening, reading, working hard, and proving naysayers wrong when told it can’t be done in his business. He was thoughtful and often sent random care packages and gifts to family and friends. He was the man with the plan and there was never a dull moment in his presence.

He will be missed by those that call him Papa Ashley (Casey) Lanius, Kory (Meghan) Hausner, Lyndsay (Ben Kenny) Hausner , Kristen (Tim) York, Ryan (Kelly) Fischer, Derek (Sara) Coe, Sean (Lily) Coe, Kira (Kate) South, Bryce Butler, Ethan (Brittany) Butler, Isabel (Eric) Whiteside, Grace Butler, Olivia Butler, Addison Hausner, Maci Hausner and Levi Hausner, and 19 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two sisters Helga Hausner and Ursula Weinberg, loyal friends and in-laws Bernie & Ed Mokijewski, dear friend Egon Babler, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 4 – 7 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home 10763 Dundee Road, Huntly, IL, also from 10-11 am on Friday, June 14th. Chaplain Julian Sandoval will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. with a burial following at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Huntley, IL.

Memorials can be made in the name of Wolfgang Hausner to Feed My Starving Children c/o DeFiore Funeral Home.

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DJ Johnson 2024-06-07 18:04:03

My sincere condolences for your loss. Obviously a great man who has left a great and lasting legacy.

Ray collins 2024-06-07 18:07:49

So sorry for your loss

Dr Lloyd Barkley 2024-06-07 18:16:32

Our prayers are with you all on your loss. May the grace of the Lord sustain you during this time.

Blake Cassell 2024-06-07 18:34:07

Praying that your family is aware of the Lord's nearness as you walk through this loss.

Susanna Hurley Beilfuss 2024-06-07 19:09:00

So sorry Wolf Hausner passed away. Much love to the whole family. He will be greatly missed. God be with him.

Bob and Helle Bart 2024-06-07 19:36:04

We All will be better for knowing and appreciating this marvelous gentleman. Without question, Wolf Hausner was The BEST. God Bless Wolf and His Terrific Family.

Drew Perrin 2024-06-07 20:19:55

My prayers are with you guys as you take on this heavy loss. With out a doubt a great man to have raised such great son/sons who I am blessed to know. God bless.

Eva and Egon Babler 2024-06-07 23:55:20

We are sorry to have lost a good friend of so many years. Eva and Egon Babler

Philip Hurley 2024-06-08 06:11:29

Sincere condolences to the Hausner family on the sad passing of your father Wolf. I have many fond memories of Uncle Wolf on his many trips to Ireland. May he rest in peace.

Joan Hobson 2024-06-08 06:13:51

So sorry for your loss. Praying the Lord will grant your family peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Dave and Lou Ann Bowersox 2024-06-08 07:02:17

We are heartbroken for you. Prayers are being lifted for your family. Love to you all....

Cynthia McCollum 2024-06-08 08:07:49

Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. I met Wolf after coming to employment with Hausner Hard Chrome. He was a kind and wise man. He will be missed.

Wiley Early 2024-06-08 11:12:07

I’m thankful that you had such a wonderful dad and praying that Jesus will be near you all in this sad trial. I wish I could’ve known your father.

Rosemary Lawson 2024-06-08 15:45:21

My dearest Jeff, Lois, Addison, Maci and Levi - I just learned of Mr. Hausner’s passing. My heart grieves for your loss. I was blessed to have been able to met him and your beautiful Mother. I pray our LORD gives you HIS peace that passes all understanding. 🙏✝️ Forever Family - Ro / Grannie Ro

Mrs. Toni Bellm 2024-06-08 18:35:01

My deepest, sincere sympathy on the loss of your Father Jeff and Lois. May all of the family remember him as a truly, extraordinary person. He will be missed.

Jack & Tracey Ryan 2024-06-09 07:24:04

Our hearts go out to the family as they celebrate a truly great man who touched so many lives

Alan toomey 2024-06-09 08:42:51

The first time I met wolf was 25 year ago at 4 in the morning suit and tie asking how I was doing and was everything was Allright, his w l The first time I met wolf was 25 years ago 4 in the morning suit and tie asking if I was OK and everything was alright. Always treated me with respect and compassion. Great man. My condolences to the family.

Jamie L Toledo 2024-06-10 10:18:48

To Linda and the entire Hausner family, My heart breaks to hear of Wolfgang's passing...what an incredible man and FUN! The memories I have of visiting the family while in college are engrained in my memory. Wolfgang was bigger than life to me, big laugh, big heart, big jokes.... that infectious smile ( which YOU have Linda) and love for life. Sending you all love and light during this difficult time.

Bob Mis 2024-06-10 13:06:48

Very sorry for you loss. He was a very interesting man to talk to; wish I had done it more!

Jason, Eva, & Siena St. Croix 2024-06-10 13:58:13

Sending love and peace during this difficult time.

THOMAS BOLAND 2024-06-10 14:22:06

Dave, Jeff, Linda & Heidi - I'm So Sorry For Your Loss. I'm Praying For Your Family In This Time Of Loss. May Your Father Be At home in Heaven With Christ.

May Olbruck 2024-06-10 15:55:10

With deep sympathy from all our family to yours .

Austin Rogers 2024-06-10 20:23:46

So sorry to hear of your loss- keeping you all in prayer

Robert Keeney 2024-06-11 05:31:15

A great man and friend who influenced the lives of many and created a livelihood for a lot of people with his ingenuity. May he rest in peace!

Allan Dinkel 2024-06-11 09:10:20

Sorry for your loss! I met Wolf through business and made a good friend! God broke the mold when he made your father as he was one of a kind. From everyone at Armstrong you are in all of our prayers!

David Paslay 2024-06-11 14:41:26

Heartfelt condolences to the Hausner family. As a customer of his business, I witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of their innovation and dedication. Wolfgang’s legacy will continue to inspire and benefit many.

DALE JAACKS 2024-06-11 17:21:38

I had the pleasure of meeting with Wolf on at least two occasions. What a great man with a huge heart who really believed in helping people. I felt honored to be in his presence. He shared much with me about his life. He overcame much hardship before coming to the US and worked very hard to start a successful business. I was privileged to work there for 5 1/2 years and participate in some way in the legacy he leaves behind. I was blessed to make many friends as a result. I’m praying for Dave and Jeff and their families during this time of loss

Jennifer Geoghegan 2024-06-12 12:40:31

Our sincere condolences to Heidi Dave Linda & Jeff and extended family and friends on the passing of your Dad Wolf. I remember Uncle Wolf as a larger than life character who loved family parties when he visited Ireland. May he rest in heavenly peace.

Derek & Lavina Sharp 2024-06-13 09:54:30

Where do you begin when honoring such a great person. Wolf took me under his wing in 1989 and my respect and admiration has grown everyday since. Lavina and I send Love and Prayers to the entire Hausner family, peace and comfort will be with you.

Mike Gould 2024-06-13 12:16:46

I got to meet Wolf as a teenager. Working in his garage with Jeff on an old Chevy Nova and Wolf came out an reminded us of what a turd the car was, and how Jeff needed to get something more practical, and reliable. I wonder if he meant the huge station wagon we called the "460 Rolling Pin"? Years went by and I came to work for the family at Hausner Hard Chrome. In my many roles there over 17 years, my favorite time was in sales. Calling Wolf for advice on what we could plate, and how we would do it. His enthusiasm and willingness to not only TRY to solve a customers wear issues, but actually exceed their expectations was very appreciated. His presence in the office was appreciated and intimidating. He would push "out of the box" thinking. You knew to listen carefully, because if you missed a few words through his thick German accent, it may come back to bite you. I know Wolf loved his family, and all those that he adopted into it at Hausner Hard Chrome. A great innovator, inventor, craftsman, leader, and generous businessman. Rest in the Eternal peace he knew was promised him. Not by his deeds, but by his faith.

Miguel Gonzalez 2024-06-13 12:41:48

Sorry for your loss wolf was a great man I have a lot of experience in chromium over my 25 years working with him thanks to him may God bless his family descanse en paz lo extranaremos.

Cletus and Tammy Brooks 2024-06-13 15:57:58

Where do i start. I met Wolf 35+ years ago on one of his trips to Kentucky. Wolf would always get into Owensboro and come into the plant and check on things, and it didn't matter what time it was.  Through the years, I would go up and work at the IL plant on many occasions. Wolf was always there to support me. He would always take time from his day to make me and whomever was up there helping feel welcomed. We would go to lunch, dinner, or downtown tours. He told me many stories to include how he started out Hausner Hard Chrome. I could call Wolf on any problems we ran into, and he always knew the fix to make it right. Wolf will be greatly missed, and I will be praying for the Hausner family. He is such a great man, a hard worker, and an inspiration to others.

Eckhart Dorneich and Maria Dorneich 2024-06-13 16:12:59

We are very heartbroken about the unimaginable loss and sorrow you are experiencing. Our sincerest condolences to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carl Vogel and Laurel Fredericks 2024-06-13 17:08:13

Our sincere condolences to the whole family of our friend and neighbor Wolf. We are sadden by his passing and will remember our many pleasant exchanges curbside as we both collected our mail and talked of family and things that made us smile. We also enjoyed an occasional lunch together at the clubhouse and laughed and were surprised at the tenacity of the local birds and their desire to find a way into our house vents. Besides being a great neighbor Wolf was always a cheerful friend. He will be missed by all.

Don and Marlene Dukes 2024-06-13 22:26:37

Sorry for your loss Wolf was a great man and a good friend to both of us. He will be missed !

Derek & Lavina Sharp 2024-06-14 06:21:35

Where do you begin when honoring such a great person. Wolf took me under his wing in 1989 and my respect and admiration has grown everyday since. Lavina and I send Love and Prayers to the entire Hausner family, peace and comfort will be with you.

Don and Marlene Dukes 2024-06-14 21:44:19

Sorry for your loss Wolf was a great man and a good friend to both of us. He will be missed !

Jennifer Atwell 2024-06-15 18:36:05

David, Jeff and family-may the Lord bring you his peace and love during this sad time. As a receptionist for several years at HHC in KY, Wolf would call in from time to time to check on things and he was always so kind to me. He was a good man and I celebrate that he is now with the Lord in glory! God bless you all.

Kent Eisermann 2024-06-26 01:01:44

I worked at Hauser Hard Chrome in Elk Grove Village Wolf was a very fair & generous boss Rest in peace. !!

Greg Fotre 2024-07-11 07:25:59

Jeff/Dave, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was always so nice to me. I enjoyed being around him. Your family will be in my prayers!!!