Roger Dean Hauge, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.
Roger was born in Howard, SD, on January 31, 1946, to the late George and Agnes (nee: Dale) Hauge. While attending the University of South Dakota he met the love of his life, Jeanette L. Jepsen. They were married on September 23, 1967, at the Danish Lutheran Church in Gayville, SD, before moving to Racine. Shortly after, Roger was drafted into the United States Army to serve his country in the Vietnam War.
During his career, he was employed with Case, Rexnord, Frederick’s Mfg. and NMB Insurance. Roger was a member of Belleview Lutheran Church in Howard and Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Racine. He was also a member of the Jaycees and VFW. Roger was an avid fisherman and was happiest while in the surroundings of his family and friends.
Surviving are his loving wife, Jeanette; daughter, Angie (Ronnie) Bowen; son, Todd Hauge; granddaughters, Breana, Savannah and Hailey Bowen; sister, Ardis (Eldon) Sneesby; brother, George (Sharon) Hauge; mother-in-law, Darlene Jepsen; sisters-in-law, Diane (Luvern) Sorensen, Joan (Ron) Hout and Cheryl Peterson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Merle Hauge.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3319 Washington Ave., with Rev. Crystal Steinberg officiating. Military honors will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. and in the church on Monday from 10-11 a.m. Interment will take place at Belleview Cemetery in Howard, South Dakota on Wednesday.
A heartfelt note of thanks to those who looked after, watched over or helped Roger in any way during the past few years. He truly loved all of you for your dedication and support.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000