Published: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Clair Oliver Haugen was born April 11, 1935, near Henning, Minn. He graduated from Fergus Falls (Minn.) High School in 1953 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, Moorhead (Minn.) and his master’s and doctorate from University of Wisconsin - Madison.
He taught his entire career at Concordia College in the speech communications theater arts department, retiring in 1997. In retirement he worked as a researcher, historian and writer. In 1959, he married Mary Jane Jacobson.
Clair died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at home surrounded by family, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was 75.75,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Agnes (Monson) Haugen; and sister Vera Rutten.
He is survived by five children, Matt (Barbara) of Custer, S.D., Leif (Maria) of Lexington, Ky., Laura Haugen Christensen of Moorhead, Elizabeth (Brett) Feldman of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ben (Kathryn) of Parker, Colo.; sister, Lucille (Melvin) Johnson of Moorhead; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Aug. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com.
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