Haugen, Anna “Annie” (Brandon) (1896-1988)

Stephen Messenger 17 March 1988 pg 3

Funeral Services Held For Anna Haugen

Funeral services for Anna Haugen were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Thief Lake with Pastor Robert Amundson officiation. Burial was in the church cemetery, with the Collins Funeral Home in Middle River in charge of arrangements. Honorary bearers were Annie’s many friends in attendance, and casket bearers were: Kenneth Ray, Virgil and Lloyd Wagner, Harold and Barrell Brandon, and Ronald and Dennis Haugen. Mrs. Elwood Beito sang “How Great THou Art” and “Amazing Grace” with Mrs. Hjalmer Hanson at the organ.

Anna Haugen, the daughter of the late Martinius and Bertha (Berthelson) Brandon was born on March 15, 1896, at Starlake, Wisconsin. At the age of two years, she moved with her parents to a farm in Cedar Township of Marshall County, near Middle River, where she attended school and grew to womanhood. Annie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

On June 15, 1921, she was united in marriage to Harold Haugen at Thief River Falls. The couple made their home at various places until 1930, when they moved to a farm near Crookston. They farmed there until retirement in 1964, the moved to Middle River. Harold passed away March 01, 1971, and Annie continued to make her home at Middle River until 1985. She then moved to the Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls where she passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 05 at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 20 days.

She was a long-time member of Our Savior’s Church of Thief Lake.

She is survived by her foster daughter, Margaret Rogus of Baudette; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two infant sons, one daughter, six brothers, and two sisters.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky

Author: W Saewyc

An amateur genealogist and internet hobbyist.

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