In Memory of Wilbur F. Hauschildt

Wilbur F. Hauschildt
Wilbur F. Hauschildt
Born: October 18, 1930
Died: December 31, 2021
Age: 91
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Wilbur F. Hauschildt
October 18, 1930 - December 31, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Wilbur Hauschildt, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at


Wilbur Hauschildt was born on a farm outside Danbury, Iowa, on October 18, 1930, to Alverta (Scheer) Hauschildt and Theodore “Ted” Hauschildt. He attended Ida Grove High School graduating in 1948. Wilbur served eight years in the National Guard.

On July 17, 1954, Wilbur married Marjorie (Dinges) Hauschildt at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Daly officiated. To this union five children were born: Steven (Valerie) Hauschildt of Oak Grove, Minnesota, Ann (Kent) Taylor of Columbia, Missouri, Lori Kuhn of Santa Rosa, California, Keith (Wendy) Hauschildt of Marcus, Iowa and Bryce (Katie) Hauschildt of Rochester, New York.

Wilbur worked at the Purina Feed Store for many years and eventually became co-owner. He also worked for Mau Trucking as a driver and dispatcher. Wilbur was always a cattleman and enjoyed all aspects of the cattle business. He was passionate about the Black Angus; especially when it was on the grill. He left his family with treasured memories of him proudly grilling a CAB Black Angus prime rib to perfection. Wilbur remained active with Black Angus until officially retiring at the age of 80. After retiring Wilbur kept busy with one of his favorite activities, going to the feed store and Casey’s to have coffee with his friends who meant so much to him.

Wilbur and Marge were active in card club and in the early days enjoyed dances at the Cobblestone in Storm Lake. Wilbur was quite athletic and enjoyed playing baseball. He was usually on two teams each summer and continued to play until he was 40. He pitched baseball and played third-base fast pitch. He didn’t just play; he was a big baseball fan. “His team” was the Boston Red Socks which he started following when his hero Ted Williams was playing in the 40’s and 50’s. Wilbur also participated in league bowling.

Wilbur was a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved to talk Hawks. He loved going to the Hawkeye games with his kids.  He was 89 when he attended his last Hawkeye game in Iowa City with his kids.

Wilbur and Marge were blessed with 12 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren: Katie Burris, Steven Taylor, Kyler Hauschildt, Riley Hauschildt, Lyra Kuhn, Paul Kuhn, Lily Hauschildt, Ellery Hauschildt, Weston Hauschildt, Amber Jensen, Lindsey Linquist, Ashley Specht, Carly Ruden and Cody Ruden. They were also blessed with 25 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by sisters Joann Hoefer of Ida Grove and Delores Sonksen of Denison and many treasured nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Eileen Auen, Leola Schultz, Yvonne Kid, and Betty Huss.


10:30 a.m.,
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Honorary Pallbearers
Wilbur's Grandchildren


Prior to the Service
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Here I Am, Lord"
"Amazing Grace"
"The Lord's Prayer"
"On Eagle's Wings"


At A Later Date
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 1:18 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Your dad was always ready with a smile and ready to tease. Also remember the group that would come to the farm to play cards and have a drink or two. If I was lucky I would get to play bartender. ”
- Doll (Prosch) Wiegel
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 9:10 AM
“My condolences to the Hauschildt family.
Wilbur always had time to talk and show interest in the kids of the neighborhood from the time we were youngsters through our adult lives. It was always good to see and catch up with him when we were home. He was one of those special people that made home, home! ”
- Mike Rohde
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 9:10 AM
“Marge, you and Wilbur were good neighbors for 25 years. He was always friendly, helpful and full of conversation. My condolences to you and your family. ”
- Sue Smith
Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:06 AM
“It has been our pleasure to know and care for Wilbur. We are sending our hugs to his wonderful family who loved him so very much. We hope you find peace and comfort in your time of grief.”
- The Willow Dale Wellness Village Family
Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:06 AM
“Marge and family Wayne and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you all ”
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:52 AM
“I will truly miss that friendly smile, firm handshake, and genuine concern for how things were going in your family every time we met. ”
- Neil Schumacher
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:52 AM
“Very sorry to hear about Wilbur's passing our condolences to the family KENNY & ANNE THORNHILL”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:52 AM
“Marge qnd family. Sorry to hear of your loss.. Our next softball game will have to be in heaven.”
- wesley wunschel
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:52 AM
“Dear Hauschildts,
I am so sorry to hear of Wilbur's passing. I'm Burnell and Barbara Swanson's daughter Sheila. I have such fond
memories of spending time at the Hauchildt home in Ida Grove. Lori and I always had fun playing together. I remember Wilber as a warm, kind, fun loving man. The mental pictures I conjure are the laughing faces of Wilber, Marge and my parents. They always had a great time when they were together. Me too! The friendship they formed through Purina was very special. I pray you find peace and comfort in your precious memories.
Fondly, Sheila”
- Sheila Swanson-McIntyre
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM
“Marge and family, I am so sorry to hear Wilbur passed. I liked him way back when he was on the Council. You are both wonderful people. My condolences.”
- Denise Schau
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM
“When we move to Ida Grove in 1966, the Hauschildt's adopted me with Steve as my friend and the whole family welcoming me. I would never have had cattle in 4-H if it weren't for Wilbur (and Clay Whitney) and I will be forever grateful. The loss is tempered by knowing how much he did for people during his life.”
- John Chase
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“Sorry to hear of Cousin Wilber's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him and Margie. Our deepest sympathies to their family. May your many memories help you through this difficult and sad time. ”
- Marvin and Vickie Buettner
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“Wilbur was a great guy, a good boss and a longtime friend. Our sympathy to all of you.”
- Wayne & Diana Nielsen
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“The world lost a great man, but heaven gained a beautiful Angel. Wilbur was just an incredibly kind friend and will be terribly missed. Praying for Marge and the entire family during this difficult time.”
- Brad Miller
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“A good and honorable son. A faithful and loving husband. A respected and devoted father. A great uncle. A dedicated neighbor. Heaven welcomed him. May he rest in peace.”
- Kevin Huss
Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I got to know Wilbur through the church when I was coaching the Huss boys. I always enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed.”
- Byron Hartwig
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 6:54 PM
“Rain , sleet or snow he would check the cattle ! Enjoyed being outside with his cows ! He has been missed , so sorry for your loss !”
- Mason Fleenor
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