John R. Haugen
Edgerton- John R. Haugen, age 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 with his wife by his side.
He was born in Edgerton on June 17, 1937, the son of Irvin and Lois Haugen. John was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton. He graduated from Edgerton High School in 1955.
John enlisted in the Air National Guard and proudly served his country. On October 17, 1959 he married Gwen Brandt. Together they farmed dairy and tobacco for over 20 years. John was active in 4H, National Farmers Organization, American Milking Shorthorn Assoc. Along with his children, they showed cattle locally and nationally.
John was an avid White Sox and Chicago Bears fan, enjoyed following high school wrestling and playing cards, and taught his grandchildren how to play cribbage. He was a proud member of Stoughton American Legion.
John is survived by his wife, Gwen; children, Irvin (Linda), Scott (Barb), Warren (Marcy) and Melinda (Jeremy) Miller; grandchildren, John, Andrew, Gabriela, Georgiana Haugen, Ryan, Haugen, Rachel (Rob) Korish, Kelly, Jenna, Connor Haugen, Dustin Scharping, Joshua, Christina, Olivia Miller; and uncle, Robert Slifer. He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant sister, Nancy.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton, with Rev. Paula Geister-Jones officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, in the church fellowship hall. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at church.
A special thank you to the staff of Agrace HospiceCare Inc., and to friends and neighbors in our time of need.
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Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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