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Hausafus, John Earl (1947-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 5/3/2022 at 16:23:21

John Earl Hausafus (75) of West Des Moines, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Mercy One Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. John, the son of William and Margaret (Hastie) Hausafus, was born December 8, 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in West Des Moines, IA.

John graduated from Marshalltown High School (1965) and served in the US Army from 1968 to 1970. After completing his service, he earned a BA in Architecture at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, where he met his wife, Cheryl Olmstead. The couple married in 1973 and were blessed with a son and a daughter.

John was a licensed architect and project manager who practiced in the Des Moines area. He established Hausafus & Associates, Architects where he worked until his retirement. He was a member of American Institute of Architects, American Society for Testing and Materials, and was active at many leadership roles in Construction Specifications Institute. John enjoyed the outdoors and planning projects, he often volunteered his time and skills to others and in the community. His other interests included photography, genealogy, and coin collecting.

John was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his brother William (Bill) Dale Hausafus of Marshalltown, his wife, Cheryl, children Michael (Mackenzie) Hausafus of West Des Moines, Tara (Erik) Hoadley of Iowa City, and grandchildren Blake Hausafus, Keira Hoadley and Piper Hoadley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Iowa Department of Natural Resources (www.iowadnr.gov/donate).

For questions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.IlesCares.com .


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