Gerald Haugen -- Pine Island
Funeral services for Gerald Haugen will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island. The Rev. Kip Groettum will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Island Cemetery. Mr. Haugen, 69, of Pine Island, died unexpectedly at CJ Auto near Pine Island on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
Gerald Allen Haugen was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Red Wing. Raised near Pine Island, he was a graduate of Pine Island High School. He married Lois Schuck on March 1, 1969. Jerry worked at the Pine Island farmers' elevator, farmed and then worked 25 years for Land O' Lakes. Throughout his life, he also hauled milk part time and helped at a number of farming jobs. He had been at Durst Brothers for the past nine years and recently had been helping out at CJ Auto. He enjoyed going to stock car races, having coffee with his friends and all matters related to farming.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Haugen, of Pine Island; three daughters, Karla Haugen, Kirby (Jason) Chilson and Kari (Brandon) Henderson, all of Pine Island; a son, Kevin (Christa) Haugen, also of Pine Island; six grandchildren, Chase, Chelsey, Zoey and Mya Haugen, and Abby and Blake Henderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Arline Haugen.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Mahler Chapel in Pine Island. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.