With hearts full of love and loss, we say farewell to Warren Lee Hauer. Warren passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 27. He was 80 years old.
Warren was born August 13, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota to Ruth and Earl Hauer. After graduating from Denfeld High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in science and mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a master’s degree in educa-tion at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.
In 1961, Warren enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a lieutenant, he traveled throughout the South Pacific, Alaska and Japan. Following honorable discharge in 1964, Warren was an instructor at the Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island until 1966. He remained in the Naval Reserve until 1971.
In 1966, Warren returned to his hometown of Duluth, and began his career in education. Over time, he worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and vice principal. He continued in this field as principal of the Menominee Indian High School in Keshena, Wiscon-sin, and later as a high school principal in Onaway, War-ren was inspired by passing on knowledge to children and loved the experience of seeing children understand subjects that they learned.
After retiring, Warren bought a home and settled down in Shawano, Wisconsin. He enjoyed his retired life, and spent much time renovating his home and building custom furniture. He created beautiful gar-dens and landscape features on his property. Warren cherished many friendships in Shawano, and one of his favorite pastimes was enter-taining and cooking for people in his home. He was also an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. Warren’s quick wit and charming personal-ity will be missed by many.
Warren is survived by his life partner, Lois Mackay; and daughter, Lee Ann MacDougall (James Moore) of Minneapolis. Warren’s family gratefully acknowledges his caregivers and friends who visited him during his last years at Shawano Health Services.
A memorial was held Tuesday, December 11, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Scott Ludford officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake Drive Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com.