Beverly A. Haugen — Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA — Beverly A. Haugen, age 73 of Zumbrota, died on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her home surrounded by family. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo, with Reverend Terje Hausken officiating. Inurnment will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, June 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home–Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Beverly Ann Buck was born April 28, 1936, to the late Raymond W. and Esther (nee Prigge) Buck in Red Wing, Goodhue County. Beverly attended school through the eighth grade. At that time, due to family hardship she had to quit school and begin working on the family farm. She met Herbert E. Haugen at a barn dance, and they were married Dec. 31, 1954, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They moved several times and Beverly worked part-time jobs in the evenings so that she could take care of her family during the day. She worked for Maple Island Creamery for 291⁄2 years until its closing. Beverly was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wanamingo. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, playing cards, dancing, and entertaining friends and family.

Beverly is survived by three children, Ronald (Helen) Haugen of Kenyon, Roxanne Matthees of Rochester and Thomas (Sara) Haugen of Goodhue; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; her parents, Raymond and Esther; brother, Harvey Buck; sister, Dorothy Buck; brother-in-law, Lloyd Schumacher.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren, Kory and Bradley Matthees, Kyle, Aaron, Michael, and Karl Haugen, and Amanda Pyfferoen.


The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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