Tricounty News

Douglas Haagenson, 72

Douglas Haagenson of Manannah died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, unexpectedly close to his home with his dog in Manannah. He was 72.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville with Pastor Rob Kemppainen officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Church of Our Lady Social Hall in Manannah. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday. A private interment will be held at the Manannah Catholic Cemetery.

Douglas Dennis Haagenson was born Feb. 14, 1940, on the Fred Marshall Farm of Union Grove Township, Minn., to Arnold and Rose (McCann) Haagenson. July 12, 1975, he was united in marriage to Donna Cumber at Nordland Lutheran Church. Doug began working at the age of 17, on the McCarney family farm, and was still helping with harvest this fall. He also worked for his father driving milk truck at the Manannah Creamery, and was a heavy equipment operator for McCandless Construction. He then spent 37 years at Meeker County as a mechanic, and then lead man out of Grove City. Doug stayed active in retirement. He helped maintain the grounds at the Nordland and Burr Oak Cemeteries. He liked to fish, play cards with his cousins, and usher at Nordland. Doug was a fabulous grandpa, who believed the riches in his life were his family and 13 grandchildren. The town of Manannah will never quite be the same without a purple golf cart, a big white dog and Doug making sure all was in its place.

Doug was preceeded in death by his parents; step-mother; brother Gary; and nephew Erik Haagenson.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna of Mannanah; daughters Juliet (and Bryan) Brutger of Eden Valley, Amanda (and James) Anderson of Sartell, and Debra Kummet of Eden Valley; 13 grandchildren Jared, Shaylei, Lila, and Stella Brutger, Madisyn, Caleb, and Lydia Ellevold, Eedan, Emily, and Marie Anderson, and Stephanie, Melissa, Mikayla Kummet and their father Joseph; brother James (and Patsi) Haagenson of Watkins, sister Mary (and Daniel) of St. Stephen; sister-in-law Marion Haagenson of Litchfield; brother-in-law Gary (and Fay) of St. Louis Park, Minn.; step-sister Arlene (and Marv) of Hutchinson; and step-brother Duane (and Barb) Nicul of rural Eden Valley; nephew Gene Haagenson of Washington, D.C., and niece Tracy (and Shane) Herdina of Sartell.