It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Allan Hauser on the 1st of January, 2019 at 7:20 p.m., at the age of 75 years, at the Lacombe Hospital Palliative Care Unit, with his wife Dianne and daughter Leanne by his side.
Allan Hauser was born August 29, 1943 in Bashaw, Alberta. His parents Art and Alice and brother Alvin moved from the Dorenlee area to Lake Bend in the spring of 1948, and settled on SW18-14-21-W4. Allan primarily spoke German until he attended Lake Bend School for grades 1 to 3, until it closed. He then attended Mirror School for grades 4 to 12 and went on to attend McTavish Business College in Edmonton.
Allan married his highschool sweetheart, Dianne Schultz, October 22, 1965. They both went to Zion Lutheran Church in Bashaw and went to Sunday School and were confirmed together. Art seldom let his boys use his pink and black Ford Fairlane, but when he did, it was to pick up Dianne and Karen for dates. Allan’s only daughter Leanne was born in 1976.
Allan’s first job was in road construction under Gilles Construction. His second job was a parts man at Johnny’s Service in Bashaw. Allan then decided that he wanted to farm. He began cash renting his dad’s land in 1967 and eventually purchased this land in 1973. He did 15 years of both dairy farming and grain farming, 10 years of seed growing (Hauser Seed Farm) and regular grain, and 10 years of hay farming, until he decided to rent out his land.
Allan also thoroughly enjoyed working with metal and had a metal fabrication business, which he called Hauser Manufacturing. This allowed him to patent an oil testing machine for Proma Oil out of Calgary, distributing these machines to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. He also invented his own drill press, hydraulic crane, and whatever else he could think of. Allan’s shop, although now quiet, was always a very busy place, as Allan would be in there for hours making modifications to anything that he could, to make it better. Allan also did snow plowing for gas well sites and custom spraying as a sideline to his farming.
As some of you may know, Allan was very meticulous, as well as a perfectionist. In all that he did, he wanted to do it right the first time. He worked very hard and took much pride keeping shiny clean vehicles, well maintained farming equipment, a neat and tidy shop, and an immaculate yard with the help of Dianne. Allan also took pride in his appearance; he always wanted to look nice, and had a full head of hair with only a few greys up until he passed.
He enjoyed purchasing RVs, polishing them and remodeling them to suit his travelling needs. The family enjoyed holidaying in BC, USA, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Many laughs and games of parcheezi were had on these trips with brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold and Mary.
Allan was diagnosed with lung disease in December 2013. Although he was dependent on supplemental oxygen and could no longer do the things he used to, he never complained. He would often be seen driving around Lake Bend in his Ranger, with his kitty Henry by his side, checking out the farming progress, and going to visit Gary and his helpers in the field. Allan adored all pets. In fact, his final words before leaving the farm for the last time, in the early hours of December 31 were, “What about the pets?”
Thank you, my precious Dad, for being a provider and protector like no other. I will just miss you. So until we meet at the gates, breathe easy, my sweet Dad. Love you forever, Leanne and Dianne.
Many thanks to the special nurses at the Lacombe Hospital, Lakeland Respiratory staff, and Dr. Tony for caring for Dad.
In order to respect Dad’s wishes, no Funeral Service will be held. Rather, a quiet Interment Service will take place in the spring at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bashaw.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Allan, please do so to any charity of your choice.
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