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Wanda Haug

August 06, 1934 - August 26, 2015

Visitation - Tuesday

September 01, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Memorial Service - Wednesday

September 02, 2015

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Wanda Haug

August 06, 1934 - August 26, 2015


Wanda Mae (Johnson) Haug, 81 of Fargo, ND and Detroit Lakes, MN passed away at her lake home in Detroit Lakes, MN surrounded by family on August 26, 2015. Wanda put up a determined fight with cancer for over a year.

Wanda was born August 6, 1934 to Marian (Hedman) Johnson and Walter Johnson. Wanda grew up in Great Falls, MT and attended school there until the family moved to Minneapolis, MN where she graduated from High School and was later married to Donald Richard Haug. She is survived by her Ex-husband Donald, three sons, Brian, Burnsville, MN, Brent, Dhahran Saudi Arabia and Greg, Bismarck, ND; four brothers: Lee Roy, Paradise, CA.; Russ, Phoenix, AZ; Ken, Bloomington, MN and Doug, Fridley, MN. She was proceeded in death by her father Walter, her Mother Marian, her Brother Raymond and son Keith.

Wanda married Donald Richard Haug in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May of 1954. Wanda had 4 sons, Brian (Shelly Pearson), Burnsville, MN; Keith, deceased; Brent, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Greg (Lorri), Bismarck, ND.

Regarding her life, Wanda expressed that the most enjoyable time of her life was being a mother to her children when they were youngsters. Another enjoyable memory was when her family represented the State of North Dakota as the All American Family in Coral Gables Florida in 1971.Wanda loved living in Fargo. She believed that Fargo had everything she needed and she did not want to live anywhere else. Wanda appreciated her many friends throughout her life. Those who were especially dear to her included her special friend Thomas Lee Sr., his son Tommy Jr., (Jessie), Daisy and Carter Lee. Wanda also loved to spend time at her lake home in Detroit Lakes, MN, where she had many caring friends at the Edgewater.

Wanda was passionate about spending time with family especially her grandchildren; Travor and his wife Gen, Cody and his girlfriend Robin, Jesse and his wife Kristi, Jordan, Jared, Austin and Abby as well as her great grandchildren; McKenna, Brekkin, Braidden, Braxxton, Laiton, Quinn and most recently Madisson Haug. Wanda worked for the Veterans Administration and worked till she was 70. She was tireless in her effort to assist Veterans to make sure they received all the benefits they deserved for serving our great country. Wanda had many interesting stories about traveling in the rural areas of ND and MN as she worked cases involving veterans. Wanda worked hard to achieve a comfortable retirement and expressed a desire for wanting more from life as she enjoyed more time at the lake. She fought a long and hard battle with cancer, often with a great sense of humor that even the doctors and nurses were surprised with. Her strength and strong will to live was apparent to all those around her until her death. Wanda will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

The life of Wanda Mae (Johnson) Haug will be honored at a visitation at Boulger Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 4 – 8pm in Fargo, ND. Funeral services in her memory will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at noon. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in South Fargo, ND. A reception will be held directly after the internment.

“Freedom in spirit, I’m coming home.”


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6 responses to “Wanda Haug”

  1. Linda Childs says:

    Our sympathies to Wanda’s family and friends. I worked with her for many years at the VA.

    Larry and Linda Childs

  2. Christopher Bucholz says:

    Brent – I read that your mom had recently passed away on the Fargo Forum online. She sure sounded like quite the person and did so many good things for our veterans during her years at the VA. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Haug family during this very sad and difficult time. I’m sure your mom will be greatly missed by you as I know how close you were to her when we were roommates in college at University of Minnesota-Crookston. I hope all is well with you. With deepest sympathy, Christopher Bucholz, Scottsdale, AZ

  3. Curt and Laura Martinson says:

    To the Haug Family:

    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that Wanda is now resting in the arms of our Lord. We send our deepest condolences and may our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief.

  4. Mary Nicholas says:

    To Wanda’s family,
    So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. I live in a twin home that backs to her yard in Fargo and met her briefly last fall when I was working on my yard.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    In sympathy,
    Mary Nicholas

  5. Perry and Susan Benore says:

    Brian and family so sorry to hear about your mom. Been awhile since we have been in touch you can get in touch at the email above….. Thinking of you and your family…

  6. Brent & Family! says:

    “Many Blessings” and Good Thoughts -Love have been sent to you over the past months.
    Marcia Lynn Didtler

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