Gerd Haugen obituary

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Monday, May 26, 2014
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Gerd Marthe Haugen


ST.ANSGAR Gerd Marthe Haugen, 93, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, St. Ansgar.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Mona Lutheran Church, Mona, with the Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Gerd Marthe (Westend) Haugen was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Jevnaker, Norway. She was born to Ivar Westend Hognes and Karen Olimb Westend Hognes.

Gerd came to St. Ansgar on Aug. 2, 1948, and became a U. S. citizen on Nov. 18, 1952. Gerd was married to Odell K. Haugen on Dec. 11, 1949. They had two children, Linda Lagoni of Canby, Ore., and Terry Haugen of St. Ansgar.

She died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar where she had resided for the last 12 years.

She took pride in her flower and rose gardens and enjoyed baking, knitting and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband Odell, brothers Hans Hognes and Brand Hognes of Norway, sister Reidun Hegelund of Alingsas, Sweden, her parents and brother-in-law Leland Haugen and sister-in-law Haugen of Mona.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Lagoni and her husband, Bill and their children; a son Terry Haugen and his wife, Faye and their children, Karen(Todd) Blood, SSG Erik (Brooke) Haugen and Matthew (Candice) Haugen and 6 great-grandchildren.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, 641-713-4920,