Friday, June 16, 2006

Obituary: Dr. Charles Allen Neuhauser - Class of 1950

MONONA/ MADISON - Dr. Charles Allen Neuhauser, age 74, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, surrounded by his family, at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 19, 1932, in Milwaukee, to George and Esther (Schulz) Neuhauser. Charles moved to Madison when he was a year old, attended Washington Grade School and graduated from Madison Central High School in 1950. He attended UW-Madison, where he played on the UW baseball team as a catcher, and graduated from UW-Medical School in 1961. After active duty in the U.S. Army, he served many years in the 44th General Hospital Reserve Unit. Charles married Carol Mack on July 14, 1955, and was fortunate to celebrate their golden anniversary with family and friends last summer. He was a respected physician at East Madison Clinic, which later became Dean Clinic, and finished his career at Dean Arcand Park, eventually retiring in 1992. The patients under his care often commented to his family that he was "the best" and they missed his personal and professional care after his retirement. These comments brought much joy to his family that Charles had made a positive impact on other's lives. He loved spending time with his family and shared his love of his hobbies with them. Many fun times were spent together hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and gardening. Charles was a Monona youth baseball coach for many years and an avid fan at his kids' and grandkids' many sporting events. He continued playing his favorite "thinking man's game" (baseball) with the old City Industrial League, played recreational softball in Monona with many dear friends and was a charter member of the WAGA golf league with other good buddies. Charles is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; a daughter, Chris (Greg) Percy; two sons, Curt (Sue) and Eric (Kim); five grandchildren, Tyler, Michael, Brett, Cameron and Kendra; a sister, Judy (Paul) Baumgartner; mother-in-law, Caroline Mack; and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Lois Mott. Memorial services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006, with the Rev. Susanne Burwell presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of donor's choice. The family wishes to thank the many doctors who worked so diligently on his behalf and to the staff at St. Mary's for their wonderful care. Like a ship that's left its moorings And sails bravely out to sea, So someone dear has sailed away In calm serenity; But there's promise of a greater joy Than earth can have in store For God has planned a richer life Beyond the unseen shore. "Charles will be dearly missed by his family. We wish him peace." Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

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