September 01, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 02, 2015Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
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.
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