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Darryl Haugen

Posted 12/16/14 (Tue)

Darryl N. Haugen, 79, Green Valley, Ariz. died on Nov. 27, 2014 after a several-year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy, daughters Kris (Dede Carr) and son Eli, and Jody Krug (John) and children, Emerson and Jack.
Darryl was born Mar. 26, 1935 near Hannaford, ND. His family moved to Anaconda MT, then to Puyallup Wash. during World War II, where his parents worked for the war effort. After they returned to Hannaford to the family farm, Darryl graduated from Hannaford High School. He attended Valley City Teacher’s college for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Germany for 16 months where he was part of the Sixth Army as a tank driver. After his discharge, he enrolled in Concordia College. He graduated with an education degree and there he met the love of his life, Judy Stenslie of Watford City, ND.
They taught in a variety of small North Dakota towns, where their daughters were born. In 1963, they moved to Minnesota and settled in Burnsville. Darryl taught for 31 years, retiring from the Burnsville School District, where he taught 5th and 6th grades. He later became the District’s Chemical Dependency Coordinator, helping families and staff with addiction. He earned Master’s Degrees from Mankato State University in Elementary Counseling and Secondary Counseling.
Upon retirement, they left Burnsville for Green Valley, Ariz., where they have resided for the past 15 years. The Haugens have enjoyed the sun, golf, new friends, and many trips antiquing and visiting their children in Minneapolis, Minn., and Catonsville, Md.
The world will miss this kind, sincere and integrity-filled man. Services will be held at a later date in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.