Madonna Haberman, 76, Minot, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in her daughter's home in Highland, Utah.
Madonna Duff was born on Feb. 7, 1936, one of five beloved children of Leo and Leona (Dore) Duff, in Bottineau. She was raised in Willow City and educated at Notre Dame Academy there. She furthered her education by attending Minot State College. She began her career teaching in a one-room school house. Madonna was united in marriage to Don Haberman in Willow City on Oct. 13, 1956. They made their home in Minot, where Madonna worked at Washington Elementary School as head librarian for 33 years. She retired in 2006 after creating many wonderful, lasting memories for the children she encountered. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower garden with Don. She loved her family deeply, cherishing the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed the holidays and sharing her baking talents with everyone.
Madonna was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, of Minot, where she faithfully attended and participated in Bible study for many years. She created some of her best friendships while providing volunteer service for the Women's Guild at the church.
Her favorite pastime was creating beautiful bouquets from her garden, which she shared with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Those who shared in her life: husband, Don, children, Doug (Lori) Haberman, Woodbury, Minn., Pam Haberman, Minot, Mary (Peter) Cano, Highland, Utah, Mark (Renae) Haberman, Rapid City, S.D., Steve (Lorri) Haberman, Minot, Kathy (Adam) Lamb, Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren, Joshua Haberman, Beth Haberman, Maria Haberman, Caleb Haberman, Benjamin Haberman, Christopher Seiffert, Brock Goossens, Julian Degenstein, Tatiana Johnson, Courtney Pappas, Pete Cano, Nicole Haberman, David Haberman, Katelyn Haberman, Carson Haberman, Chayse Haberman, Dak Lamb, Prairie Lamb, Iris Lamb; siblings, Pauline (Al) Waltz, Auburn, Wash., Tom (Leola) Hanson, Minot, Ray (Steph) Duff, St. Michael, Minn., Audrey Duff, Aurora, Colo. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Madonna was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Leona Duff.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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