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IN MEMORY OF Ardis Irene Haugen

July 10, 2013

 Ardis Irene Haugen 
Ardis Irene Haugen
Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Doug Minton officiating.
1928 - Ardis Irene Haugen - 2013

Ardis Haugen was born on October 16, 1928 in Dovray, Minnesota to Albert and Isabel Oiom Hobart. She grew up in Dovray and graduated Valedictorian of her Class in 1946 from Westbrook High School. Ardis then attended Teacher Training in Montevideo, Minnesota. Ardis taught country school for two years near Dovray. On August 30, 1949 she and George Haugen were married at the Lutheran Parsonage in Westbrook, Minnesota. Following their marriage they farmed the Haugen family farm southeast of Tracy, Minnesota and raised their five children. In the early 1980’s Ardis took several Sociology and Religion classes at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. She loved learning and knew a lot about many subjects. She also was very interested in history and politics. George passed away on May 26, 1999. Ardis remained on the farm until July 2012 when she moved to The Meadows Assisted Living in Worthington, Minnesota. In June 2013 due to failing health Ardis became a resident of the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, Minnesota. Ardis passed away there on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the age of 84.  She was a former member of Willow Lake Lutheran Church in rural Tracy, MN where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies Aide. In 2004 Ardis became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton, Minnesota. She also was a member of the Dovray Legion Auxiliary. Ardis enjoyed getting together with special friends and cousins, Eleene, Louise, Phyllis, Ruby, Helen, and Vonnie for all of their Birthdays. Ardis enjoyed watching Jeopardy, doing crossword and sudoku puzzles, gardening and caring for her beloved dog, Mork. Ardis loved to travel and visited several foreign countries like Norway, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Mexico.

Survivors include her five children and their spouses: Barbara and Dick Bassing, Andover, MN, Steven and Dodi Haugen, Tracy, MN, Jeanne and Rusty Fifield, Apple Valley, MN, Christine Haugen and Jeff Lohnes, Minneapolis, MN and Elizabeth Haugen and her Fiancé, Mike McDonald, Worthington, MN; 11 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister Lorraine and Darold Guttormson, Prior Lake, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband George.

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Doug Minton officiating. The organist was Kathy Schwartz with special music by Heidi Winter. The pallbearers were Dennis Bassing, Mike Haugen, Brian Bassing, Keith Hansen, Dillon Hansen, and Jacob Lohnes. Honorary pallbearers were Erica Peterson, Patty Manwarren, Christine Fifield, Sally Fifield, and Jenna Lohnes. Interment is at Willow Lake Cemetery in rural Tracy, MN. To send condolences visit Memorials may be directed to World Vision, Shetek Lutheran Ministries, Willow Lake Cemetery Association or Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton. 

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