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Gilbert Haugen

Gilbert Haugen, age 90, of Willmar, MN, formerly of Hannaford, ND, died Sunday morning, January 17, at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at Union Lutheran Church near Hannaford.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, January 21, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Gilbert Howard Haugen was born on December 9, 1925 to Bennie and Bertha Haugen in rural Hannaford, North Dakota.

Gilbert grew up on the family farm in Hannaford with his siblings, Burnell, Mervin and Richard. He attended Hannaford Public School. He continued to farm and work at the Melroe Manufacturing Plant in Cooperstown.

Gilbert and Harriet were brought together by Gilbert's brother, Mervin and Harriet's sister, Corlyn. They were married October 5, 1957 in Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo.  They made their home on the family farm in rural Hannaford.

Gilbert loved spending time with family. Many miles were put on the van so they could see the grandchildren throughout the years.  There was always a sparkle in his eye for his boys, their wives, and the grandchildren.  He loved to know what they were doing and to brag about them to all who visited.  Gilbert also loved to read the paper, do puzzles, watch "Walker" and fill out the Readers Digest Sweepstakes.  His last years were spent at Bethesda Nursing Home in Willmar where he enjoyed the staff and residents on 4th floor.

Gilbert is survived by his sons, Neal (Julene) of Atwater, MN, and Brent (Tracy) of Benson, MN; seven grandchildren, Kalene (Grant) Sharstrom, Trey (Mary Gebhardt), Elise, Cameron, Kaytlyn, Hayley, and Brayden; and one great-grandchild, Jameson.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Harriet.


Cemetery Details

Union Lutheran Cemetery

Hannaford, ND,

Visitation

JAN 21. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Prayer Service

JAN 21. 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Visitation

JAN 23. 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Union Lutheran Church of Hannaford, ND

Hannaford, ND, US, 58448

Service

JAN 23. 10:30 AM

Union Lutheran Church of Hannaford, ND

Hannaford, ND, US, 58448


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It was a pleasure to work with Gilbert everyday at Bethesda Heritage. He was a very sweet man who had a big smile ! He always was offering cookies or candy when I would visit with him. I will sure miss him. God bless all of you .

Abby Martins - January 17, 2016 at 08:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is unnatural and not what our Heavenly Father intended for mankind. God promises that the dead can live again. The Bible says "Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up."a"Daniel 12:2. Please draw close to God and his word the Bible and draw comfort from his promises.

Lynn - January 20, 2016 at 06:58 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM