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Doris Genevive Rasmussen Haugen

May 11, 1934 — July 20, 2023

Doris Genevive Rasmussen Haugen was born on May 11, 1934 in Egeland, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Walter Alexander and Ida May Thornton Rasmussen.

On April 8, 1960, she was united in marriage to Hubert Haugen, who survives.

Mrs. Haugen was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Hatton, North Dakota, where she also a Ladies Aide member and taught Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the Cando High School Half Court Basketball Team and later served as a foster parent in Trail County, North Dakota. 

Doris learned young she didn't like waitressing, so nursing was her first profession at Union Hospital in Mayville, North Dakota. Nursing remained her favorite though she excelled with Haugen Upholstery and combining the crops at the Mayville farm. Keeping her hand in the medical world, she also trained and worked part time with dialysis. When she and her husband moved to Dickinson, Woolworth provided her next work challenge until they relocated to Tennessee, and she used her organizational skills to manage and set up storage facilities in the Memphis area. She retired at 79 to Crump, Tennessee.

Doris was a skilled seamstress and knitter. Sharing her paintings and projects gave her and her friends and family lots of happiness. Her faith created a strong bedrock through changes in her family, locations, and churches. With marriage came her perfect travel partner, Hubert, of 63 years. They put on many miles by plane, train, and especially car with her as navigator.

Doris Genevive Rasmussen Haugen departed this life on July 20, 2023 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 9 days.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Hubert Haugen of Crump, Tennessee; daughters, Char Haugen Helgeson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Javayne (Marty) Oyloe of Williston, North Dakota; son, Ken Haugen of Crump, Tennessee; grandchildren, Tory (Kelly) Helgeson of Illinois, Alicia (Dan) Luoma of Washington, Thearon (Danae) Helgeson of Massachusetts; Corwin (Scarlet) Haugen of Tennessee, Brennan (Kasandria) Haugen of Tennessee, Dylan (Jessica) Haugen of Tennessee, Kendal (Robb) Young of Alabama, and Sarah Haugen of South Dakota; 13 great grandchildren; and many friends who became like family.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Haugen (Jeanne); sisters, Margaret (Leonard) Axmark and Esther (Roland) Brandt; brothers, Kenneth (Arlene) Rasmussen and Ralph (Lois) Rasmussen; grandson, Luke Allen Oyloe; and a host of loved family and friends who have gone on before her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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