Howard Gordon Hagboe died Sept. 23, 2012, at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison.
He was born April 10, 1928, in Rugby, to Carl Godfred and Anna (Kornkven) Hagboe. He was raised in his early years near Barton, until moving to the family farm near Souris.
Upon completing his high school education, he enlisted in the Army in October 1946. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, Korean Base Command, Ascom City, Korea. During this time, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal of Japan.
Gordon received his honorable discharge from the Army on March 20, 1948, and then returned to the family farm until his retirement. Gordon loved the land and farming.
On Nov. 4, 1976, he married LaVon (Dissette) Schoenborn at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bottineau. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and later became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minot.
In 2001, they moved to Minot due to health issues. On Dec. 31, 2009, they moved to the Brentmoor Assisted Living Center in Minot. Later in March 2011, Gordon moved to The Meadows Assisted Living in Garrison to be closer to his wife, who was a resident of the nursing home. He remained there until September 2012, when he entered the nursing home as a resident due to declining health.
Gordon was a member of the Bottineau American Legion and VFW posts.
Gordon is survived by: his wife, LaVon, of Garrison; a stepdaughter, Dana (Edward A.) Johnson, of Towner, and a stepson, Daniel (Susan) Schoenborn, of Oak Harbor, Wash.; six stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Carl Godfred Hagboe.
Private interment: At Gordon's request, there will be no funeral service and a private interment will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Benedictine Living Center of Garrison and St. Alexius Hospice.
Arrangements are with Nero Funeral Home at Bottineau.
Friends may sign the online register book at (www.nerofuneralhome.net)