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Julius Carl "Jupe" Hochhausen, great husband and loving father, went into the next phase of his journey on June 4th, 2019.
He was born to party, as evidenced by his December 31st, 1930 birth date, to Albert and Margaret (Kirschbaum) Hochhausen outside of Cassville WI. He worked on the farm and attended the Settlement Road school house until 8th grade. He continued on the farm until he joined the Army and served stateside during the Korean War.
After discharge, he went to work at the American Motors plant in Kenosha. He met and later married Lila Shaben from Cassville on April 11th, 1956. By this time he had begun work at the Eastman Cartwright lumber yard in Cassville. Having taken correspondence courses in Tool and Die, he then went to work at Rapid Die and Molding, and remained there until 1965, when he and two other RDM employees founded Loudspeaker Component Corporation in Lancaster. He was a gifted tool maker, and left a lasting legacy of work at LCC, from which he retired in 1992.
Jupe was also a fine musician, playing guitar with several area bands over the years. He and Lila actually played together (she on the accordian) for a few years.
His other passions included hunting and fishing. He bagged impressive black bear, caribou, moose and elk, and many nice buck. He was also an avid commercial fisherman. Among the countless pounds of catfish, carp, buffalo, and other species, was a 40 lb. flathead that he landed on a trot line in the Mississippi at over 70 years old - by himself!
Jupe is survived by his wife Lila, children Mitch (Beth), Kim, and Brad (Jenny). Nine grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. A sister, Margaret Laugesen, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Leona (Miner) and Irene (Flitsch), and brother John.
The family would like to send our sincere thanks to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster, and Grant County Hospice. All have tremendous staff, and caring people, and dad very much appreciated their dedication.
Family and friends may gather from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, WI. Graveside services and burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Cemetery with Rev. John Meinholz officiating. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa is assisting the family.