Friday, August 10, 2007

No Greater Love: Pete Hausmann

You'll hear about this guy and wonder whether you could emulate him:

Peter Hausmann, a father of four from Rosemount, 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, the source said. ...

Hausmann died while attempting to save some others in the water.

Hausmann spent about three years doing missionary work in Kenya and maintained ties to Africa, working on AIDS projects and building a church. 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]."

"No greater love than this...that you lay down your life for your friends...."

HT: Captain's Quarters

1 comment:

Justina said...

Thank you for this wonderful tribute to my father!!