Kitty Hause , Age 70

October 08, 1953 --May 19, 2024

Kitty Hause, age 70, passed away on May 19, 2024 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Kitty was born in Madison on October 8, 1953 to James and Ginger Porter. She moved several times during her childhood, attending 13 schools before graduating from Baraboo High School while living with her grandparents, George and Lena Federman. Kitty and Richard Hause were united in marriage on December 11, 1971 in Baraboo. Kitty worked for 27 years at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and sewing, including the creation of many quilts along with many other talents and hobbies.

Kitty is survived by her husband; her three sons, Christopher (Dana Kolb), Brian (Melissa Christie) and Jamie; two grandchildren, Caitlin and Emma, as well as Caitlin and Emma’s mother, Quinn. She is also survived by brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jerry (Sandy), Kay Hause, Nancy (Jim) Rosser, Steven (Barbi), and Susan (Bill) Kieffer; stepsister, Leslie Sammartino; stepbrother, Tede Hillyer, as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kitty was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, her grandson, Jacob, sister-in-law,  Marlene (Gary) Able, and brother-in-law, William Hause.

The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is serving the family where a private service will be held.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Village Forest Park, 1401 Zajak Drive in Baraboo, on July 7, 2024 from 12 noon until 3 pm.

During her lifetime, Kitty donated blood 88 times, for a total of 11 gallons. To contribute your own gift of life, please consider giving blood at your next local blood drive. In addition, memorials in Kitty’s name may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

The family wishes to thank the St. Mary’s Hospital ICU, 5SW, and SSM Hospice staff for their exceptional care of Kitty as she ended her battle with cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. 


Cathy Zinkie May 22, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

God bless you Kitty. you were a great friend and one of the most thoughtful, understanding, kind and unselfish people I have even known. Love you forever, Cathy

Penny Snyder May 22, 2024

Classmate, life long friendship. Baraboo , Wisconsin

Kitty, may you rest in peace. Your friendship meant the world to me. You will always be close to my heart.

Kevin Alexander May 22, 2024

Nieghborhood kid Maryville , Tennessee

My Condolences to the Hause Family..

Quinn Hause May 22, 2024

Former daughter-in-law Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am grateful that Caitlin and Emma have so many memories with you, got to see your many talents and knew the love you had for them. We were all blessed to have you in our lives. I’m sure there were times when you were tired, worn out and afraid but you handled your health issues with dignity and grace; always finding the positives throughout it all. You will be missed but your memories will live on with us.

Tina Williams May 22, 2024

friend Mazomanie, WI , Wisconsin

Rest in His peace and glory. I remember when you first came to Baraboo all of us East School girls thought you were so pretty with your blonde hair and green eyes. You were well loved.

Jolene Chadwick May 22, 2024

Niece Madison , Wisconsin

We are all better for having known and loved you. I’ve said to many friends that every family needs an Aunt Kitty! So kind, considerate, generous and talented. You will be missed and never forgotten ?

Fred and Carolyn Marquardt May 22, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Kitty was loved by so many and will be forever missed Her talent was beyond amazing and she was a Great Wife, Mother and Grandmother! Our sincere condolences and prayers are with Dick, Brian, Chris, Jamie, Quinn and our shared Granddaughters Caitlin and Emma that loved Kitty dearly, our sympathies to the rest of Kitty’s family and close friends also! Rest peaceful Kitty you will be forever in our hearts! ??

Patti Riesch May 22, 2024

Friend Colorado Springs , Colorado

My dearest sympathies to Dick and all of Kitty's family. Kitty was a gem. First time I met Kitty working with Dick we became friends. Kitty is so missed by me and so many others. I have wonderful memories of Kitty and Dick in a small plane in the 80's flying to gift shows. Kitty was so much fun to spend time with. I will miss you Kitty. My thoughts and prayers to Dick and family.

Mike Gerike May 23, 2024

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

My sincere condolences Kitty was a wonderful person and friend to me and my wife Nancy Gerike .

Morgan Hunter May 23, 2024

Friend of a friend Sauk City , Wisconsin

Kitty was my grandmother, Nancy Gerike’s best friend for many years and I remember playing at their home when I was young. Kitty rushed to see my grandmother when she was dying and I will not forget her saying to Nancy, “You weren’t supposed to go first. But it’s ok, I’ll see you again soon.” She was a sweet, loving soul. My condolences to you all.

Tina Nikl May 23, 2024

Former sister in law Beloit , Wisconsin

My condolences to the family. She was a wonderful lady with a very giving soul. May the memories of her help you get through this difficult time.

Marilyn Forbush May 23, 2024

Coworker BARABOO , Wisconsin

Sincere condolences to the entire family. It was a privilege to work beside Kitty. She was the kindest, gentlest soul and always so supportive. She will live on in only good memories!

Penny Quandt May 23, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time.???

Charlotte Snyder May 24, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! God Bless You!

Pat Rice May 24, 2024

Classmate Baraboo , Wisconsin

I can't find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Kitty's presence brought light and joy to many lives, including mine. Perry and I send deepest condolences to the entire family.

Debra Krueger Yngsdal May 27, 2024

Former classmate 1971 Sauk city , Wisconsin

So very sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing. I graduated with her in 1971. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Michael & Jo Ann Heiser May 27, 2024

School mate Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the family. We both went to school with Kitty. She will be forever remembered in our class of 1971.