Rolland “Raleigh” Hausmann

Rolland “Raleigh” Hausmann, age 80, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 AM, on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating.  The funeral will be live streamed at www.facebook/WintzRay or on Raleigh’s obituary page at Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791, SD Army National Guard Funeral Honors, and the Patriot Guard.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, August 27 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary, video tribute and time of sharing at 7:00 PM.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Pallbearers are Chris Bender, Kevin Bender, Mark Jennewein, Joe Benes, Todd McDevitt, and Todd Wollman.

Raleigh was born August 9, 1940 in St. Helena, Nebraska to George and Frances (Bender) Hausmann.  He grew up in St. Helena where he attended St. Mary Catholic Grade School.  Raleigh attended Yankton High School and then joined the United States Army in 1958.  He served until 1961 when he was honorably discharged.  On November 24, 1962, Raleigh married Iva Benes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton.  After their marriage, they made their home in Yankton where they raised their family.  Raleigh worked with his father-in-law in the plumbing business and then started Modern Plumbing in 1969, which he owned and operated for 40 years.  Raleigh loved playing cards and had an extensive coin collection he started in 1964.  He enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states.  Raleigh always enjoyed a good time with his friends but his family was his pride and joy.

Raleigh is survived by his wife, Iva Hausmann of Yankton; three children: Brenda (John) Schwery of Lincoln, NE, Mark (Allene) Hausmann of Yankton and Kenneth (Angie) Hausmann of Yankton; two grandchildren: Mikala (Jake) Geisert of Lincoln and Nicole Schwery of Minneapolis, MN; four sisters: Darlene (Richard) Reuss of Myrtle Beach, SC, Barbara (Peter) Esser of Wayne, NJ, Karen Azevedo of Omaha, NE and Marchell (Mike) Benes of Omaha; and many nieces and nephews.

Raleigh was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bill Azevedo.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




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19 response to "Rolland “Raleigh” Hausmann"

  1. By: Doug Lange Posted: August 24, 2020

    Prayers are with your family at this time. You have my sympathy.

  2. By: Ron Heglin Posted: August 25, 2020

    To the Hausmann family. So sorry for your loss of Raleigh. He was a great person and so likeable!! God bless and comfort you in this difficult time!

  3. By: Rick and Barb Stahlecker Posted: August 25, 2020

    Raleigh will be missed. Good guy, great family. Godspeed to Iva and the boys. Know that you are in our thoughts

  4. By: Jay Smith Posted: August 25, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies and most heart felt prayers! So sorry to hear about the passing of Raleigh.

  5. By: Jenard Benes Posted: August 25, 2020

    So sorry, Iva. I have many good memories of when we worked together plumbing. He was a great plummer.

  6. By: Darrell Mahoney Posted: August 25, 2020

    So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for your family’s

  7. By: Brian and Carlin Yonke Posted: August 25, 2020

    Janet called this morning and gave me the sad news. I would enjoy seeing the family but a trip just doesn’t seem like the thing to do in todays COVID world. I will watch the live stream mass and be with all in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Brian and Carlin

  8. By: Lynette Snoozy Jones Posted: August 25, 2020

    Fond memories of living at Raleigh’s ‘Ponderosa’ near Mission Hill. He was so good to my kids, Jonathan and Jillynne even giving them rides to Mission Hill School in winter. Prayers and Blessings to Iva and family.

  9. By: william fleege Posted: August 26, 2020

    sad to hear news my prayers are with your family. also pray the lord is good at cards / godspeed Raleigh.

  10. By: Tom Putz Posted: August 26, 2020

    So sorry to hear the news Mark. Thoughts and prayers to the Hausmann family.

  11. By: Nancy & Trent Nelson Posted: August 26, 2020

    Brenda and Family, My heart is broken for you and your family today! Raleigh and his beautiful smile will be missed by all. It is so hard to loose our Daddy’s … May God be with you for strength and help with healing during this hard time.. Love you guys
    Nancy & Trent

  12. By: Chris King Posted: August 26, 2020

    Iva and families: our sympathies for the passing of Raleigh. He was a really good man and I always our conversations, his stories, and shared laughs over a few cold beers. He embraced and enjoyed life. I toast you Raleigh and offer my congratulations on a life well lived! God Bless.

  13. By: robert gorsett Posted: August 26, 2020

    Kenny/Mark and family,
    Sorry for your loss of a good ole man. Hope you guys are doing well otherwise. Say HI to Wolly, Chris B and Mark J and thank them for being there for you all.

  14. By: DaNell DeLozier Tucker Posted: August 26, 2020

    Hausmanns~My heart breaks for you all! Raleigh always had a smile and would put up with us all invading his home in high school. I’m thinking of you while you navigate this loss. Love and Prayers!
    DaNell Tucker (DeLozier)

  15. By: Alex Heglin Posted: August 27, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Raleigh was always in such great health and spirits, so I was very shocked to hear about his passing. My thoughts are with you, Iva, Mark, Kenneth, and everyone fortunate enough to know Raleigh.

  16. By: Jeff Wylie Posted: August 28, 2020

    It breaks my heart to hear this sad news. Raleigh was like a father to me growing up in Riverside Acres. I could always count on him and Iva for some stability as they basically took me in as one of their own. I have so many great memories with the Hausmann family that I will cherish forever. I always looked up to Raleigh. As a young boy growing up I always thought he was larger than life. I like to think that Raleigh installed a lot of good qualities in me and was very instrumental in me turning out the way I did. For that I will be eternally grateful. Iva, Brenda, Mark, & Kenneth you will always be pat of my family and I mourn with you. I know we will see this great man once again and I’m pretty sure he will have a deck of cards and some cold beer waiting for us all. Blessed to know you all

  17. By: Dick & Marilyn Bender Posted: August 28, 2020

    We are sending our sympathy to you and the family. Dick has so many good memories of playing together when they were young. Prayers and stay safe!
    Dick & Marilyn

  18. By: Karyn Steffen Posted: August 31, 2020

    Oh Iva, my hearts for you. I had not heard your sad news until tonight. My deepest thoughts and prayers of comfort are being lifted up for you and your precious family. I’m so deeply sorry. Raleigh was such a kind man. I always enjoyed visiting with him.

  19. By: Jeff and Lori Novak Posted: September 19, 2020

    Just heard of your dad’s passing. Thought’s and prayer’s to your whole family during this sad time. He was such a good man and had lot’s if fun memories . Jeff and Lori Novak

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