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Harold L. Hauser Jr., 74

August 5, 2013
Times-Republican

Harold L. Hauser Jr. formerly of Marshalltown and Albion peacefully rode off into the sunset Saturday, July 20th, 2013. He made it to the ripe age of 74 and never really complained about the cards he was dealt, instead choosing to use those good and bad times as learning and teaching tools to serve others. Harold hated school enough that he dropped out and joined the U.S. Navy, but must have rethought the whole school thing because he went back and earned a Master's Degree in Counseling and later a second Master's Degree in Divinity. Reverend Harold was the chief juvenile probation officer for Tama, Benton and Iowa counties where he was so effective that many of the troubled youth followed in his footsteps. He later left for Chicago to start seminary. After completing seminary, he started Southside Christian Counseling Center where he was instrumental in the healing of tens of thousands of lives. Harold loved it so much that he worked 5 1/2 days a week. He saved one day for worship and a 1/2 day to wash and iron his shirts and spit shine his shoes. When things got too tense at work he would take a couple days to come back to Marshalltown and visit or head to Eastern Tennessee to chase grandkids around the yard. He loved the "Bean" and there was always a half cup of coffee sitting around his office, which might explain the stroke.

 
 

 

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