|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1959|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2007|
Victim of I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Peter Hausmann, was a native of South Dakota. He was a senior consultant for a small computer company and a computer security specialist, he is a former missionary who met his wife, Helen, in Kenya. Peter was married for 17 years. Peter was on his way to pick up a friend for dinner when he called his wife, Helen. He complained about the molasses-slow gridlock that had cars creeping along at 5 mph. Then the line went dead. Hausmann's family tried calling him back several times. He never answered.
Peter survived the collapse and escaped from his van into the murky, turbulent waters, according to a source involved with the investigation. In the resulting chaos, he apparently swam toward victims in another vehicle in an attempt to render assistance and drowned
If he was trying to rescue someone, it would be typical of Hausmann's selflessness, his friends and co-workers said. "Pete is the type of guy who would do anything to help someone," said Jeff Olejnik, Hausmann's boss at Assurity River Group in St. Paul.
Another friend echoed that sentiment. "That would be Pete," said Gerry Fisher, a friend and former co-worker of Hausmann. "If there was a last act of Pete on this Earth, that certainly would be consistent [with who he was]."
The couple has four children, two in high school and two in elementary school. Hausmann was a confirmation teacher in his church and was also active in community and school affairs.
List of the Bridge Victims
(bio by: Steve Edquist)
Lawrance Peter Hausmann (1910 - 2000)
Theresa Agnes Engelhaupt Hausmann (1914 - 1993)
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Aug 04, 2007
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