Donald Haga

Donald “Don” Haga was

born to Laura A. Haga

(nee Fausett) and Virgil D.

Haga in their Enderlin,

ND, home on June 2,

1928. He lived in Enderlin

until June 1941, when he,

his sister Melba Jean, and

parents moved to Minot,


He was always grateful

for his years spent in

Enderlin, particularly in

the public school system.

He attended Minot Public

Schools where he graduat-ed in the spring of 1946.

During his years in high

school and college, he

played in several dance

bands that played in

North Dakota, Montana,

Saskatchewan, and Mani-


Don enrolled in Minot

State Teacher’s College

(now Minot State Univer-

sity) in 1946. The GIs

were coming back to col-

lege after the war and he

was very grateful for the

many positive changes

that were made to the col-

lege and student body be-

cause of them. Many of

these GIs played in their

dance band. He married

Lois Jean Bergem in 1948

and they, along with their

son Bruce, moved to

Outlook, Montana, in

1950 where Don and Lois

taught for two years.

The family moved to Fair-

view, Montana, in the

spring of 1952 and then to

Sidney, Montana, where

their daughter Jean was

born. Don was an auto

salesman in Sidney and

later purchased an in-

terest in the dealership. In

Sidney, MT, Don was ac-

tive in his church, Jay-

cees, Kiwanis, and poli-

tics. The family moved to

Richfield, MN, in the

summer of 1957, where

Don worked on the staff of

The Travelers Insurance

Company for the next five


They then settled in

Moorhead, MN, in the fall

of 1962 where Don was

named the General Agent

for Franklin Life In-

surance Company with

his office in Fargo, ND. He

continued in the in-

surance field, but gradual-ly changed to

employee-benefits in-

surance and retired at the

age of seventy-eight, hav-

ing sold his business

several years before. He

was a member of many or-

ganizations such as the

Minneapolis Life Under-

writers Association, the

F-M Life Underwriters As-

sociation, Red River Val-

ley Chapter of the Society

of Financial Service Pro-

fessionals, Board of Re-

gents (Minot State Univer-

sity,) F-M Sertoma Club,

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Church, and was involved

in politics. He held many

offices in most of these or-

ganizations over the years.

Don was preceded in

death by: his parents, Vir-

gil D. Haga and Laura A.

Fausett Haga, and his wife

Lois J. Bergem Haga.

He is survived by: their

children Bruce Haga

(Kimberly) of Gulf Breeze,

FL, Jean Haga of Fountain

Hills, Arizona, three

grandchildren, Barrett

Haga (Ellie) of Alexandria,

VA, Christopher Haga

(Xinrui) of Jupiter, FL,

and Katherine Haga of

Lumberton, NC, and one


Charlotte Haga of Alexan-

dria, VA.

A memorial service

will be held on Friday,

March 17, 2017, at The

Lutheran Church of the

Good Shepherd in Moor-

head, MN, at 2:00 p.m. A

reception will be held at

the church after the ser-


In lieu of flowers,

memorials may be given

to the Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church, Moor-

head, MN, or Planned

Parenthood, 803 Belsly

Blvd, Moorhead, MN

56560, or a charity of your