Donald Jerome Haman, the son of Andrew (Adam P.) and Winona (Schiele) Haman, was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Rugby. He died at the age of 66 on Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home in Rugby.
Donald was raised on the Never Rest Ranch near Towner. He attended a country school in Berwick and then Towner and graduated high school from Notre Dame Academy in Willow City. He continued his education at Wahpeton State School of Science, obtaining his degree in electrical technology and later obtained his North Dakota master electrical license. He was a member of the State Electrical Association and the Towner Rodeo Association.
Donald was united in marriage to Daphne Haugstad at First Lutheran Church in Willow City. After working in numerous states in the electrical field, he started his own business, D & D Electric, in 1975, based out of Rugby. He was an avid lover of all children and animals; most of all, he treasured his time with his grandchildren and family.
Donald is survived by: his wife, Daphne; their three children, Travis (Kat Rolland, fiancee), of Mohall, Shane (Rebecca) of Summerville, S.C., and April (Leo Jr.) Adam, of Rugby; grandchildren, Nick, Colin and Trina Adam, Chloe and Noah Haman, Brittany Haman, Laurice Kessler, and Kyle Lay; his siblings, Arlan (Ginny), of Fairbanks, Alaska, Jeanne (Gary) Feist, of Bismarck, Charles (Casey), of Las Vegas, Nev., Suzanne (Leland) Wanner, of Dehinda, Ill., Gordon (Nicki), of Towner, Nancy (George) Volk, of Bismarck, Bruce, of Towner, Rick (Linda), of Mohall, and Randy, of Bismarck; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and Leonard; and his parents.
Memorial service: Will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby, with private burial at a later date.
Visitation: Will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby and will continue for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Saturday.
A time of prayer and sharing of memories will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials in his memory may be directed to the Heart of America Medical Center Hospice program.
Arrangements with Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: (www.funeralsbyanderson.com)