Carol Louise Hauser


September 7, 1925 - June 15, 2012



Carol Louise Hauser was born on Sept. 7, 1925 in Mitchell to Adam K and Zelma A (Hunter) Bates.  She grew up on the family dairy farm and delivered milk to a Mitchell route throughout her high school and some college years.  She earned her RN-BS degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1948.  Carol married her husband of forty-seven years, Victor, in 1947, and began her nursing career at Methodist Hospital in Mitchell. Later she spent several years as the Davison County Health Nurse.  After retiring from nursing, Carol, along with her husband, owned a popular local nightclub business as well as several home rental properties in the Mitchell area.

Carol was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Methodist Nurses Alumni Association.  Carol was also a volunteer for the Hospice Program in Mitchell.

During her life, not only did Carol enjoy traveling with her husband and friends, tending her garden, crocheting, and working sudoko puzzles, Carol got the most enjoyment from spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald, and his wife, Lisa, of Sacramento, CA; Kenneth and his wife, Gloria, of Black Hawk, SD; and Michael and his wife, Jeanne, of Mitchell, SD; and her daughters, Connie Levell and her husband, John, of Lanesboro, MN; and Vicki Feddersen and her husband, Steven, of Newcastle, WY; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Victor, and brother, Royce Ardell Bates.



Monday, June 18, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel Community Room
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 19, 2012
10:30 AM
Memorial Service
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Shantaram on October 9, 2012
HI Carol! Happy Thanksgiving to your family too! I think we're ovuedre for a chat Hopefully life will start to get into a bit more of a routine (been hectic lately more than usual). Have a great weekend
Posted by Skip & Betty Guindon on June 18, 2012
Ken-Gloria-Mick-Jeanne & family...our thoughts & prayers R with you. Always enjoyed visiting with you Mom & Dad.
Posted by Marcy Deming Kane on June 18, 2012
Sorry to hear about your Mom I have such fond memeries of her, I know she will be missed greatly
Posted by Gary and Ardis Breidenbach on June 18, 2012
Ron and Lisa, Sorry to hear about your Mom...You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many great memories of the good times we had at your place.Fun was had by all...Not to mention the time you rescued Don and I from Sandy Beach...What were we thinking...Sometimes two heads just gets one in trouble!! Take care old friend!
Posted by Nancy Stanley on June 18, 2012
Connie: My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on June 18, 2012
Ron & Lisa, I was sorry to hear about your Mom. I'm glad she was able to join us last year at our reunion. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Denny and Pat Dicus on June 17, 2012
So sorry for your loss; it wasn't that long ago I ran into your mom, and she was enjoying life, as usual. Our lives change in a heartbeat, for sure.
Posted by Joe & Jan Schlimgen on June 17, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.
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