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Tim L. Haugen

Timothy Lane Haugen passed away on Dec. 5, 2011 at the Fort Meade, VA Hospital after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Tim was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Montevideo, MN, the son of Orton and Dolores (Quenemoen) Haugen.

Tim grew up on his parents’ farm north of Montevideo, attended country school at District 54 before graduating from Milan High School in 1967. Tim was confirmed and baptized at Mandt Lutheran Church in Montevideo. After high school, he received an Avionics degree from Alexandria Vo-Tech Institute.

Tim was united in marriage to Linda Larson on Aug. 8, 1970 at Big Bend Lutheran Church in Big Bend, MN. To this union were born three sons and one daughter: Tyler, Tadd, T. Will and Lane After their marriage, they made their home in Kaycee, WY for a short time.

Tim enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 5, 1970. While serving in the Navy, Tim and Linda lived in Millington, TN and Boardman, OR.

After his honorable discharged on Oct. 4, 1974, they moved to Powell, WY where Tim attended Northwest Community College. In 1975 they moved back to Montevideo to farm for 15 years. In 1989 the family moved to Rapid City, SD and later to Belle Fourche, SD to manage a cattle operation. Tim and Linda then lived at Creighton, SD where Tim managed a cattle operation before moving to Elm Springs, where they lived and managed the Two Rivers Ranch for the last 15 years.

Tim had a great love for ranching. He enjoyed quiet, meaningful time with his family and loved having his grandchildren close by. It gave him great pleasure to watch his kids embrace the western lifestyle, which included riding horses, rodeo and ranch work. He was knowledgeable, articulate and kind and appreciated good books, western art, music and leather work only to name a few.

Tim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Haugen of Elm Springs; three sons Tyler L. (Dee) Haugen and their children Landry and Arina, Sturgis, SD; Tadd W. (Shannon) Haugen and their children Dillon, Annika, and Harris, Sundance, WY; T. Will (Cortney) Haugen and their children twins Prestyn and Peyton, and Adessa, Mitchell, SD; one daughter Lane (Zach) Shull and their children Kamryn and Olivia, Rapid City, SD; his mother Dolores Haugen, Montevideo, MN; brothers Scott (Bonnie) Haugen, and Patrick (Janell) Haugen, all of Montevideo, MN; one sister Ann (Bryan) Gulden, St. Paul, MN; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his father Orton Haugen and his mother and father-in-law Virgil and Mavis Larson.

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