Charles Haeuser, 53, of Caledonia, WI, was welcomed in the Hands of the Lord and taken home for Eternal Rest on December 2nd, 2022.
Chuck is Survived by his Sons, Aleksander and Samuel Haeuser, and his wife of 22 years, Lisa Haeuser. He is also survived by his Parents, LeRoy (Lori) and Joyce Haeuser; his Brother, Lee Haeuser; his sisters, Paula Parkman and Shelly Gambino; and his stepsisters, Victoria Haggenmiller and Monica Reimer. Chuck is further survived by many relatives, friends, and kids he impacted as a coach. He was referred to as Uncle Chuck or Uncle Chucky by many nieces, nephews and relatives and close friends.
Few lived with the passion, fire, drive, and faith that Chuck did. He spoke with affinity in his words and passion in his voice. He used this gift as a youth football and baseball coach in his later years where he made an impact on his children and many kids in the community. Chuck developed this passion through the game of football. He used the game of football as an analogy for life. Chuck would do pushups every night growing up, working towards the chance to play for his high school, Homestead, where he played and attended for 3 years. Chuck would transfer to Wayland Academy his last year of high school before he played fullback at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Football was taken from Chuck shortly after he achieved this dream when he suffered a career ending knee injury. This, however, never extinguished the fire in Chuck's heart. He recovered from his knee surgery, after 18 grueling months of rehab, to become a U.S. Marine.
Chuck Served as a United States Marine from 1991-1994. He was a Man of Honor and Proud of Serving the Country he Loved. Chuck was a Patriot and so Very Proud to be one.
It was through this journey Chuck found passion and purpose in his life. Chuck always found a way to have a smile on his face and make you laugh. Whether it was a dad joke, or a very long dad joke. He was beloved by his nieces and nephews, and all children that he met. He had a gift of making people smile. Chuck dealt with a lot of battles and hardships in his life, but for his 53 years on earth, he found a way to make everyone around him happier.
For Chuck’s adult life he was a family man. He lived his life raising his two boys and spending time with his wife, Lisa. He always told his boys about the dream he had about them before they were born; He always told them how they were going to be “Two Great American Leaders.” His boys and his wife were at the forefront of his life and the first people he bragged about when he met you.
He always had a gift when it came to speaking. He could sell you the pencil in his hand, or make the whole room laugh. Chuck was Charismatic, Kind, Compassionate, and Genuine. He used this gift as a coach for his sons’ youth football and baseball games. He coached with passion, and preached about effort.
“True effort is when you can look at yourself in the mirror, and know you’ve done everything you can,” as quoted by his Son, Samuel. That's what Chuck did.
Chuck made an everlasting impact on those around him and they will continue to tell his jokes and share laughter in his memories. Chuck was a bright light on this earth and a faithful believer in God. He was a dreamer and stubborn as a mule. There wasn’t a human being on earth capable of telling Chuck he couldn’t do something. While sometimes butting heads with his also stubborn relatives, he always forgave, apologized, and moved forward with love and laughter. Chuck was true and honest with himself. He had a special, interpersonal relationship with God which gave him the strength and courage to lift up those around him.
As he would always say, “Love is all you need”. We love you Chuck.
Chuck is preceded in death by Andrew Haggenmiller.
** Funeral arrangements will be made for early January.