Richard Haugen, 50, Hillsboro, N.D. passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at his home with family by his side.

Richard Haugen was born on September 29, 1960 in Portland, ND to LeRoy and Ellen (Christoff) Haugen.  He was a 1978 graduate of Mayville/Portland High School.

He married Kimberly (Kittock) Nelson on August 24, 1984.  Richard and Kim lived outside of Hillsboro before moving to town where they raised two children.  He worked for the City of Hillsboro for 23 years, full time and was a long time volunteer for the Hillsboro Fire Department.

Richard enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.  He liked to take pictures and loved fishing with his granddaughter, Breanna.  He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone if he was able and if you had the time he would talk with you about anything.

He is survived by his wife, Kim; one brother, Wayne; two daughters; Sherri (Michael) Deshesky, Grand Prairie, TX; KayLee (Lee) LaRochelle, Hillsboro, ND and four grandchildren, Romeo, Breanna, Aaden and Aleigha.

He is preceded in death by his parents; LeRoy and Ellen and grandparents, Ludvig and Myrtle.

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