Dolores M. Hau, age 97, formerly of St. Cloud, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.

The former Dolores Mueller was born July 28, 1916, on the family homestead near Campbellsport, a daughter of the late Egedius “Ed” and Mary (Volm) Mueller.

On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Gregory Hau at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Gregory preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1999.

The couple farmed in the Armstrong and St. Cloud area before they moved onto the Hau homestead in the town of Greenbush in Sheboygan County. They remained there until their retirement.

Dolores was a member of St. Isidore Parish-St. Cloud Church in St. Cloud and the Christian Women’s Society.

She bowled in the local league with other area women and also enjoyed Wii bowling.

Dolores truly cherished her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchild.

She is survived by her nine children, David (Barbara) Hau of Glenbeulah, Robert (Jane) Hau of Glenbeulah, Fred (Joan) Hau of Wautoma, Jerome (Julie) Hau of Campbellsport, Ken (Sandy) Hau of Glenbeulah, Mary (Fred) Ferguson of Brownsville, Dean (Kaye) Hau of Glenbeulah, Gary (Jenny) Hau of Plymouth and Allen (Barbara) Hau of Glenbeulah; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Lorene (Joe) Nantz of Milwaukee, Marie Booth of Milwaukee, Bernice Herbst of Friendship and Loretta Williams of Milwaukee; a brother-in-law, Roger (Ann) Hau of Sun Prairie; and three sisters-in-law, Marge Hau of Plymouth, Joan Hau of Fond du Lac and Wilma Smedberg of Fond du Lac.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Ed and Mary Mueller; her husband, Gregory Hau; a grandchild, Kevin Hau; a grandson-in-law, Tom Frey; two sisters, Margaret (Felix) Wrobleski and Alice (Al) Cibroski; her brother, Eddie (Helen) Mueller; her brothers-in-law, Larry Herbst, Carl Booth, Edwin Williams, Albert (Marge) Hau, Richard Hau, Ervin (Laura) Hau, Joseph Hau and Carl “Swede” Smedberg; her sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Claude) Wimberger, Aurelia Olig Jones and her first husband, Bruno “Ted” Olig and her second husband, Gordon Jones, Margaret (Ed) Anders, Josie (Miles) Phalen and Rose (Francis) Sippel.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning, June 2, at St. Isidore Parish-St. Cloud Church, 924 Main St., St. Cloud, WI 53079. The Rev. Gary Wegner, OFM Cap. officiated. Burial took place in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery.

A prayer service was held at the funeral home Sunday evening.

Memorials may be directed for the St. Jude Research Hospital.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, (920) 999-2291 or visit

Dolores’ family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of St. Francis Home and Agnesian Hospice Hope for the wonderful care given to her.

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