Joyce Haugen

March 8, 1924-Nov. 14, 2020

Joyce Maxine Haugen

was born on March 8,

1924 in Duluth, Minneso-ta to Alfred “Bob” and

Mona “Perky” (Zeiders)

Olson. She died at the

age of 96 years on Satur-

day, November 14, 2020

at the Haaland Estates in

Rugby, North Dakota.

At two years of age, she

and her parents moved to

a farm northwest of Wol-

ford. As a young girl,

Joyce’s great love was her

horse and she would

spend hours riding. Joyce

attended and graduated

from the Wolford School.

She loved to draw and

had hoped to go to art


On November 21, 1942,

Joyce married Chester

Haugen in Sidney, Monta-

na. For the next 40 or so

years Joyce lived on the

Haugen farm east of Wol-

ford. She was very much

a farmer’s wife – becom-

ing an excellent cook and

hosting many Haugen

holiday get-togethers.

During harvest time, she

would take dinner and

supper out to the men in

the fields. Her peach pie

was especially famous

and requested by the

hired men and family

alike. She also described

herself as a “go-fer” dur-

ing the busy times on the

farm, running to town for

machinery parts whenev-

er it was necessary.

Joyce was an accom-

plished seamstress. She

made many of her own

clothes and taught her

daughter to sew as well,

which at times challenged

her patience.

When their son Keith

took over the farming

operation, Chester and

Joyce retired to a home on

Devils Lake. After the

lake rose to such high lev-

els, they moved into town

where Joyce lived until

she moved to the Haaland

Manor Apartments in

Rugby. Joyce, in later

years, said she sure

missed her Wolford

friends dropping in at the

farm for coffee and a visit.

For years Joyce and Ches-

ter enjoyed winters in

Apache Junction, Arizona,

meeting many new

friends there.

Joyce is survived by her

daughter, Lonna (Marion)

Baugher; grandchildren

Marc (Jennifer) Vachon,

Jennifer (Nick) Vachon,

Anthony (Cindy) Baugher,

and Mike (Gina) Bolinske.

Eight great-grandchildren:

Anna Vachon; Kael and

Jackson Stapleton; Za-

chary, Joshua and Kate

Baugher; and William and

Ana Bolinske. She is also

survived by her

sister-in-law, Irene Hager

and several nieces and

nephews. Joyce was pre-

ceded in death by her

husband, Chester; her son

Keith; grandson Bryan;

her parents; and sister

Dolores (Don) Gronos.

A Graveside service

will be held at 1:00 p.m.

on Monday, Nov. 23 at the

Persilla Watts Cemetery in


Visitation will be from

10 a.m. to 12 noon Mon-

day at Anderson Funeral

Home, Rugby.

Due to Covid 19, a cele-

bration of Joyce’s life will

be held in the spring of

2021. The family of Joyce

wishes to thank Haaland

Estates and their staff for

the excellent and loving

care she received during

the last days of her life.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: