Clarence Palmer Haugen Jr.

clarence haugen jr.
Clarence P. Haugen Jr., age 81, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Clarence Palmer Haugen Jr. was born on July 10, 1928 to Clarence and Cora (Sanderson) Haugen on the family farm near New Hampton. He attended country school and later helped his father on the farm. Clarence then was employed by Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo, Iowa until he was united in marriage to Beverly Manderfield on November 25, 1954 at St. Jean Baptiste Church in Sioux City, Iowa. The couple farmed in Chickasaw County near New Hampton until 1972. Clarence was then employed by Land-O-Lakes Feeds until his retirement in 1984. He was employed part time by Stardell Farms until 2000. Clarence enjoyed attending his grandchildrens athletic events, and family gatherings. His hobbies included watching baseball, collecting toy antique tractors and cars, flower gardening, bird watching, and sightseeing trips. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, and New Hampton American Legion-Fae Stine Post # 38. Clarence is survived by his children, Rick (Denise) Haugen of Fredericksburg, Roger (Lynn) Haugen of Fredericksburg, Ron (Deb) Haugen of Waukee, Iowa, Deb (Marty) Schildroth of Ames, Iowa, and Denise (John) Burrett of New Hampton; one sister, Erma (Spencer) Johnson of Fredericksburg; one brother, Don (Betty) Haugen of Waterloo; Grandchildren, Derek (Kate) Haugen, Jon Haugen, Nicholas Haugen, Mitchell Haugen, Alexandria Burrett and Grace Burrett; one great-granddaughter, Kennedi Haugen; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Beverly on May 31, 1993; one sister, Doris Haugen. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Fredericksburg, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers will be Carl Smith, Don Haugen, Spencer Johnson, Gilbert Rosenbaum, Mark McCumber, and John Mueterthies. Serving as casket bearers will be Clarences grandchildren, Derek Haugen, Jon Haugen, Nicholas Haugen, Mitchell Haugen, Alexandria Burrett and Grace Burrett. Military rites will be provided by New Hampton American Legion-Fae Stine Post # 38. Visitation: Visitation will be on Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 4:00-8:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, with a 4:30 pm rosary and a 7:00 pm scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Holy Family Parish-St. Josephs Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating. The Lector for the service will be Virginia Manderfield. Serving as gift bearers will be Kara and Cole Denner. Eucharistic ministers will be Carolyn Rosauer, Virginia Manderfield, and Carmelita Rosenbaum.

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  1. Denise and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Denise, John and family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I always liked your Dad when he would come into my office. He was just a sweet man. You are all in my thoughts.

  3. I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers to the Haugen family. I pray that the support of friends and family will help to easy the pain of your loss.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My heart and prayers go out to you. He was such a kind, gentle person. He lived a blessed life and received such joy from his family. Remember those moments to help get you through.

    Love, Diana

  5. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May it comfort you to know that there is support with you from your friends and loved ones.

  6. Ron and Deb, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. Denise and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. We were blessed to get to know Papa Haugen while Jenna and Erik were in your care. Jenna has told many stories about Papa visiting your home, getting to go to Papa’s to “help out” and visit, and her looking for his blue car. It was nice to have another loving, caring grandpa in our childrens’ lives.

  8. Offering my deepest sympathy to the Haugen family. Many memories growing up next door.

  9. Rick and all the rest of the family, I can’t tell you what a great dad you had. Working with him at the dairy wasn’t a good day unless Clarence showed up. Just two things I will remember, his laugh was special, when he laughed the whole world laughed with him and family was always number one. marv and bev steege

  10. I have fond memories of when our family would visit cousin Beverly and Clarence. They were first class people!

  11. Your family has our deepest sympathy for your loss. Clarence was a great man and I enjoyed the years long ago when I worked at the Coop with him. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

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