Bio: Fauser, Dale Clayton (1923 – 1998)

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org


Surnames: Fauser, Vitoux, Warkentien, Hansen, McManas


----Sources: Family Records, Federal Census Report


Dale Clayton Fauser was born 5 Jul 1923 in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, the son of Clarence Mack Fauser (aka Clarence McManas, b. 25 May 1892, Chicago, Illinois) and Lillian Fredericka Emma Pahl (b. 26 Aug 1898, Tolleston, Lake Co., Indiana).


November 15, 1924, Dale Fauser married Lorraine Margaret Vitoux (b. 3 Jan 1924, Odell, Livingston, Illinois, d. 8 Jun 2004) in Columbus, Columbia Co., Wis.).


After marriage, Dale and Lorraine resided in Crown Point, Lake Co., Indiana. He worked for Letz Manufacturing during the war years and later managed the Auto body Shop for Art Hill Ford for 25 years and was part owner of a Tavern in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Three of their four children were born in Indiana. In 1961, the family moved to Greenwood, Clark County, Wisconsin, to a farm they had purchased in Beaver Township, from Theodore and Verna Abel. In 1965, they moved to Athens, Wisconsin where their fourth and youngest child was born and Dale once again managed an auto body shop. In 1967, they moved to Fall River, Columbia Co., Wisconsin where they later purchased a home on the lake there. January 30, 1998, Dale died of kidney failure and complications from diabetes. He was survived by his wife, Lorraine and his four children, Jimmy, Janet, Craig and Keith.


1940 Federal Census, Ward 1, Crown Point, Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, enumeration district number: 45-6, family number: 184, sheet number and letter: 9B, line # 57
Dale Fauser, white, single, male


residence in 1935: Hammond, Lake, Indiana

Household Members
head Clarence Fauser M 47 Illinois
wife Lillian Fauser F 42 Indiana
daughter Ferne Fauser F 18 Illinois
son Dale Fauser M 16 Indiana
daughter Ila Fauser F 14 Indiana
son-in-law Leonard Warkentien M 20 Indiana
daughter Ruth Warkentien F 21 Indiana
lodger Lena Hansen F 55 Michigan

 

 

 


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