Visitation for Alfred J. Hemauer, 100, of Palatine, since 1962, will be held Monday, February 28, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. The Funeral Service may be viewed by clicking: Mr. Alfred J. Hemauer’s Funeral Service. A private family Entombment will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Alfred was born September 4, 1921 in Almena, Wisconsin and passed away February 23, 2022 at home.
Alfred was the beloved husband of the late Betty Jane (nee Wolfgram) Hemauer; loving father of Beverly (the late Patrick) Taylor, Steve, Bill (Cyndi), Dan, Rich (Diana), Peggy, Pete, Scott; loving grandfather of Aimee, Jim, Dan, Katie, Brianna, Ryan, Scott, Shannon, Ally, Zach, and Tyler loving great-grandfather of Hollis; dear son of the late Louis and Mary (Nee Stoeberl) Hemauer; fond brother of 16 siblings, 8 brothers and 8 sisters.
Alfred was born and raised on a farm in northwestern Wisconsin; Al stayed on the farm through his high school years. A veteran of World War II, he served his country honorably for 3 years, including 3 months in North Africa, 3 months in Sicily and 2 years in Italy. In addition to the Middle East Ribbons, Al received the European Theater of Operations Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars in Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Ario, North Appennines and the Po Valley. His combat unit was a 90-millimeter anti-aircraft/field artillery gun battalion. The guns could shoot down enemy aircraft or destroy enemy ground positions. The battalion was assigned to General Mark Clark’s 5th Army.
Following World War II, Al continued his education and pursued a career in the teaching field. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His teaching career included 1 year at City, Minnesota, 8 years at Central Senior High School, LaCrosse, Wisconsin and 21 years at Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights, Illinois. He retired in 1984.
Al was preceded in death by his wife, Betty of 56 years. Al enjoyed doing things involving the family such as trips to Florida and fishing in northwestern Wisconsin. He also enjoyed doing craftwork including building cabinets and furniture.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 860 Dolwick Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018, or visit DAV.org – Disabled American Veterans Charity