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Virginia Margaret Hau

October 10, 1931 — January 24, 2016


Virginia (Ginny) Hau passed away quietly on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Ginny was born on October 10, 1931, in St. Peter, WI to the late Arthur and Mathilda Krebsbach. She married the late William (Bill) Hau on October 19, 1957, at St. Peter Catholic Church and settled in Cleveland, WI. They later moved to a farm in the Town of New Holstein in 1964 where they raised their family. Both Ginny and Bill were a long time members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Ginny worked for many years as a waitress at Roepke's Village Inn in Charlesburg, WI and was an avid gardener selling fresh produce within the community.

Ginny is survived by her five children: Ronald (and wife Denise) Hau of Cedar Rapids, IA, August (and wife Karen) Hau of Hartford, WI, Sharon (and husband Mark) Hughes of Verona, WI, Edward (and wife Nicole) Hau of Oakton, VA, and Marvin (and wife Ann Marie) Hau of Carmel, IN; ten grandchildren: Timothy (and wife Katie), Samantha, Dustin, Joshua, Rachel, Regan, Oliver, Josephine, Eric, and Isaac; two step grandchildren: Jennifer (and husband Mike) Olson and Julie (and husband Matt) Vilven; and four step great-grandchildren: Hudson, Britta, Lilly Mae, and Morgan.

She is further survived by her sister Lorraine (and husband Martin) Birschbach of St. Peter and their six children Jeannette, Elaine, Audrey, Myron, Joyce, Eric and their families; in-laws Peter (and wife Lois) Hau of Stockbridge, WI, Barbara (and husband Gordon) Birschbach of Phoenix, AZ, Michael (and wife Patricia) Hau of Germantown, WI, Sr. Mary Hau of Milwaukee, John (and wife Darlene) Hau of Brothertown, WI, Karen (and husband Robert) Urfer of Pamona, CA, and Doris Hau Plautz of New Holstein.

Preceding Ginny in death was her husband Bill, her parents Arthur and Mathilda Krebsbach, and Bill's parents Albert and Marjorie Hau. The family has chosen to hold a private memorial service in Fitchburg with a life celebration planned for New Holstein at a later date. The family expresses appreciation and gratitude for all the caretakers at Agnesian Cancer Care Center in Fond du Lac, WI and Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Memorials can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, Agnesian Cancer Care Center, Agrace HospiceCare, the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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