WAUSAU, Wis. — Paul L. Hauswirth, 73, of Ontonagon, Mich ., passed away at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau of an aortic aneurysm on July 2, 2013.
Dick, as he was known by family and friends, was born in Hancock, Mich ., to Paul L. Hauswirth Sr. and Ann Erikkson on Sept. 1, 1939.
On Feb. 8, 1958, he married the former Sandra Fay Paquette of Lake Linden, Mich. For a short period of time they resided in Hancock, moving to Ontonagon in March of the same year. Prior to moving to Ontonagon, he was employed at the Daily Mining Gazette as a linotype operator. He began working at the Huss paper mill in Ontonagon, leaving there in 1958 to work for Ed and Irene Wolf for the Ontonagon Herald, where he was employed until his death.
From 1969 to 1999, he and his wife, along with Ed and Joyce Szaroletta, owned and operated the newspaper/print shop. He wore many hats: editor, publisher, printer, and was in charge of ordering printing supplies. For the past 14 years, he has worked for owner/editor Maureen Guzek.
Dick was also an avid deer hunter and fisherman.
Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; daughters, Fay Marie Hauswirth and Robin Lynn Hauswirth, both of Ontonagon; siblings, Cecilia Warren, Joe (Lynda) Haas and Debra (Bruce) Seid, all of Ontonagon; three grandchildren, Stefanie Anttila, of Marquette, and Samantha Anttila and Dennis Anttila, of Ontonagon; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Carl Haas; and brother, Scott Hauswrith.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation.
A graveside service will be held Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Cemetery in Ontonagon, with the Rev. Michael Jacobus as celebrant.
The Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may view Dick’s obituary and leave messages of remembrance at canefuneralhome.com.