Haugen, Reuben Thomas (1920-2004)

Reuben Thomas Haugen, 83, died on January 26, 2004 in Madison, Wis.

His family held a memorial service at Folden Cemetery on June 19.

Reuben Thomas Haugen was born March 21, 1920 in Fertile to Andrew and Josephine Haugen. He moved with his family to a farm in Gatzke in 1925 and again a few years later to a farm between Holt and Newfolden. Reuben attended Lincoln High School and worked as a farm hand until 1942.

In 1942, Reuben entered the U.S. Army to serve his country and was honorably discharged in 1945. After leaving the service, he worked in Chicago, Ill. before settling in Minneapolis. He worked at the Foshay Tower and enjoyed many Twins baseball games at the dome. Upon his retirement, he moved to Madison, Wis. to be closer to his brother, Kenneth, and other family members.

Rueben is survived by one brother, Kenneth Haugen of Madison, Wis.; three sisters, Viola Moen of Newfolden, Alvina Stevens of Augusta, Wis. and Dorothy Watkins of Gladstone, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Josephine; brothers Idon, Walter, Nyard and Henning; and sisters Amy Haugen, Hannah Haugen, Bergetta Blehm, Evelyn Kath and Kora Schneid.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky