Obit: Haselow, Elmer R. (1910 - 2006)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Loyal TRG 13 December 2006

Haselow, Elmer R. (26 AUG 1910 - 13 DEC 2006)

Elmer R. Haselow, 96, Owen, died peacefully at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Owen, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Schwinn will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Elmer Robert Haselow was born on Aug. 26, 1910, to William and Bertha (nee Bloedow) Haselow on a farm near Loyal. He attended public school in Loyal and later went to Barber College in Milwaukee. After graduation, he worked in the barber trade for several years, both in Wisconsin and Indiana. In 1935, he opened a Gamble Hardware dealership in Owen and remained in Owen for most of his life. He married Helen Weaver in 1936 and they continued with Gambles until 1956. At that time, the store switched to an independent dealership with Cotter Company of Chicago (also known as Tru-Value). In 1972, he retired. After the death of Helen, he married Margaret Sawdy in 1998. Throughout his life in Owen, he was an active member of the community. He served on both the Owen City Council and the Clark County Board. He was a member of the County Jury Commission and the Clark County School Committee at the time of the merger of Owen and Withee school districts. He had also been a member of the Owen Public Housing Authority and was involved with the Owen Development Corporation which was instrumental in creating the Owen Medical Clinic. He was a 32nd degree Mason and he was active in the creation and promotion of the Owen Junior Fair. He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Owen, and served on the church board. He was active in the Boy Scouts. In later years, he served as a volunteer at the Clark County Hospital. He greatly enjoyed caring for his lawn, apple trees and blackberries; woodworking; visiting with friends and family; and reading current events.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas (Joan) Haselow, Menomonee Falls, Duane Haselow, Wautoma, and Dr. Robert (Justine) Haselow, Edina, Minn.; one daughter, Linda (Al) Dallman, Greenwood; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Maryanne Haselow-Dulin, Madison; his wife, Margaret Sawdy, Owen; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Helen, in 1996; their son, Charles, in 1984; two daughters-in-law, Karen Haselow in 2005 and Joan Haselow in 2006; and his brothers, Albert, Edwin and Ervin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Helen Haselow and Charles Haselow Scholarship funds at Owen-Withee High School will be greatly appreciated.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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