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Richard Haugen

September 29, 1960 - April 01, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Monday, April 4 at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

10-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 5 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 5 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.


Aurdal Cemetery, Portland ND.


Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Richard Haugen

September 29, 1960 - April 01, 2011


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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  1. Sherri Deshesky says:

    Grand Prairie TXIf I only had a few more minutes the day you passed away,

    I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say.

    I wish I took the time to tell you how much you mean to me,

    Or that you were the best person, better than any man could be.

    The last time that I sat by your side and talked with you

    I wish I would have known.

    I would have said I love you,
    and told you that I wouldnt go

    If I only had a few more minutes,
    the dreadful day you passed away,

    I’d give you one last hug so tight just to see that great big smile.

    I’d kiss your cheek and take your hand and tell you it’s okay to go

    And tell you that we’ll all miss you,
    more than you’ll ever know.

    But you were gone so quickly,
    One last breath you’d take.

    Before you even knew it,
    you were standing at heavens gate.

    Now he has called upon you,
    It’s time to get your wings.

    To leave the pain and life behind you,
    And enjoy all of heavens beautiful things.

    Now its time for you to rest,
    Leaving us behind but watching from above.

    We all know that we have lost one of the best

    But we are thank full for all your love.

  2. Mark Heskin says:

    New York NYI met Richard when we were 6 years old and we started 1st grade together. He was always the tallest in the class. He was a quiet, kind, gentle boy. I was so sad to hear of his passing.

  3. Karis Hanson says:

    Kim, Sherri, and KayLee,

    I was so sorry to read about Richard’s passing. He was such a kind man. Richard was so friendly and appreciative whenever I babysat his wonderful girls.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your during this difficult time.

    Kindred Spirits,

  4. Joyce E. Ulland says:

    Mayville ND
    I was so shocked to see that Richard had died. I was lucky enough to be both Richard’s and Wayne’s teacher. I remember both boys fondly.Sounds like lots of good memories were made in the past & may they bring you joy in the days ahead. God bless each of you and bring you His peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. susie duenas says:

    Mayville ND
    i am sorry for your lost you know you can come by i really did not know richard but as much as i did he was a great guy he will be very miss god bless you richard and the family

  6. Wade Willison says:

    I served on the Hillsboro Fire Dept with Richard as so many did, he was a great fireman, friend and community member. He will be greatly missed by many, the streets of Hillsboro will not be the same without him. Keep smiling at us from up above!!!

  7. Cheryl Marshall says:

    Garland TXMy hearts and prayers are with the family of this beloved husband, father, son, and brother. I am not able to attend the funeral however, I am there in spirit to support our friend and co-worker Sherri Deshesky, Richard Haugen’s beautiful daughter.

    My prayer is that God will give them piece while they mourn the loss of this great man, whose memory of is worn by the fabric of love woven by the fine thread of memory.

    Love to all,

    Cheryl Marshall

  8. Duane and Judy Olson says:

    fosston mnDeepest sympathy at this time of loss.

    If answers seem out of reach, God isn’t If daylight seems out of view, Hope isn’t If healing seems a long way off, caring isn’t. Our prayers of peace, hope and comfort will be with you. With caring thoughts.

    Sorry we cannot attend. Our prayers are with you and your family in memory of Richard.

  9. Laurie Peterson (Macri) says:

    Carlsbad CAI was a classmate of Richard at MPHS. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and the loss to your family.

    My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

  10. Jamie Reed says:

    Hillsboro Rest in Peace Richard. We will miss you here on the fire department but we will never forget all that you have done. Your time and dedication to the fire department, the city, and your family will be forever cherished. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Haugen Family.

  11. Sherri Deshesky says:

    Grand Prairie TXWhen you asked for me, I came up to Hillsboro as fast as I could get there. Was so hard to watch you slip away as the days went by. Please watch over us from above and be our Guardian Angel to keep us from harm. You will be remembered forever and thought of always. I love you Dad.

  12. Joana Jesser says:

    It will be hard to image Hillsboro without Richard. He was always there to help – whether professionally, volunteering, or simply by being a great neighbor/friend. All who knew Richard got to know an angel. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

  13. Aaron Lande says:

    Mayville ND
    Richard was a great guy, I enjoyed serving with him on the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department, and during mutual aid calls when Hillsboro Fire would assist Mayville Fire & Rescue. Richard will be missed at the ND
    State fire school. Where it seemed we always would have at least one class together. Plus during the annual Grand Forks Fire Equipment feed on the friday night at fireschool, both Mayville and Hillsboro Fire depts, would sit together and we all know how Richard “loved them hot wings” Plus his love of taking pictures during fire calls, I could always count on Richard to have some pictures that I could use for my yearly Mayville Fire Rescue slide shows. My thoughts and prayers to the Haugen Family.

  14. Dave Sather says:

    Hillsboro ND
    We will all miss Richard at the fire dept and seeing him on the streets of Hillsboro, I enjoyed Richards company on our many trips to ND
    state fire schools in Bismarck, you are home and safe now Richard.

  15. kaylee an lee LaRochelle says:

    Hillsboro ndwe love and miss you daddy

  16. Tammy Wellman says:

    Hillsboro ND
    R.I.P. Richard. Your gentle soul and kind heart will be remembered and missed by all who knew you.

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