Marie Annette Haugen, the daughter of Calmer and Mildred (Tolsby) Krefting, was born on March 14, 1938, in Rugby. She died at the age of 75 on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.
Marie was raised in Pierce County and attended Dewey School #2 and graduated from Barton High School in 1957. After completing her education she worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse's aide in Rugby until she married.
On April 8, 1961, she was united in marriage to Orris M. Haugen at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby. She was an active member in the former Berwick Lutheran Church and the pianist for Sunday services, as well as the pianist for the former Marker Lutheran Church. She worked in several cafes, C & J Auction Service and answered phones for the Anderson Funeral Home for 18 years. In the fall of 1999, Marie entered the Heart of America Long Term Care Center in Rugby and in 2001 she moved to the Trinity Nursing Home in Minot for two years before moving back to Rugby.
At a very young age, Marie developed a strong faith in God. Through her faith, she demonstrated to all, love, compassion, and a listening ear. She touched the lives of many people. Marie strongly believed in the power of prayer and would ask us to go to the Lord in prayer.
Marie is survived by: her children, Michelle (Al) Gangl, of Devils Lake, David Haugen, of Portal; Sheri (Richard) Hoffart, of Bismarck, and O. Russell (Mindy) Haugen, of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Matthew (Sharlene) Olson, of Devils Lake, Mitchell Olson (fiancee, Jessica Davis), of Fort Collins, Colo., Matthew (Amy) Haugen, of Williston, Caliann Haugen-Nordloef, of Kenmare, Jacob Haugen, of Jamestown, Cody Gangl, of Mandan, and Megan Gangl, of Devils Lake; great-granddaughters, Adley Olson, Quinn Haugen and Elli Gangl; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orris; a daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Steven Williams; an infant granddaughter, Miranda Olson; a brother, Waldo Krefting; and her parents.
Funeral services: Will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby, with burial in Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby, with Pastor Dana Holter officiating.
Friends may greet the family from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 19, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby, with a prayer service and sharing of memories beginning at 7 p.m.
Organist: Barb Lee
Vocalists: Doug and Lisa Thorp
Casket Bearers: Matthew Olson, Mitchell Olson, Cody Gangl, Megan Gangl, Matthew Haugen, Jacob Haugen, and Caliann Haugen-Nordloef
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby.
Online registry: (www.funeralsbyanderson.com).