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Doris Haugen

April 16, 1922 — February 6, 2015

Doris Haugen, age 92 of Clinton, MN died February 6, 2015, at the Ortonville Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Rev. Bev McNeill will officiate and burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 5 – 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Honorary bearers will be Doris' grandchildren: Chad Gefroh, Stefanie Ellison, Jake Kemmer, Jenna Kemmer, Jason Haugen, Erik Stowe, Chance Haugen, Jason T. Haugen, and Seth Haugen.

Doris Marjorie Swenson was born April 16, 1922, in Almond Township, Big Stone County, MN. She was the daughter of Emma (Martinson) and Melvin Swenson. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in May of 1922 and later confirmed in June of 1936. Doris attended rural elementary school at Hillside #57 in Almond Township. She did well in school and was allowed to skip the third grade! She graduated from Clinton High School in June of 1939.

Doris was united in marriage with Marvin Haugen at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 11, 1941. They lived on the family farm outside of Clinton until 1992 when they moved into Clinton. Doris began employment as a nursing assistant at the Clinton Good Samaritan Center when it opened, April 20, 1964. In 1969 she began studying at home to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She completed her exams and earned her LPN degree on January 1, 1970. Doris continued working at the Good Samaritan Center until her retirement in 1993. She will be remembered as a devoted nurse who cared deeply for the people in her care.

Doris had many close friendships and always enjoyed spending time having coffee with them. One of the highlights was when she and a friend got concert tickets to see Vince Gill. She cherished the time she would spend with her children and grandchildren and always made sure there was an abundance of her great tasting food around.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dennis of Tacoma, WA; Marcia (Vance) Kemmer of Horace, ND; Lee (Ann) Haugen of Menagha, MN; Karen (Bill) Miller of Branson, MO; Katherine Alexander of Phoenix, AZ; Gary (Mary) Haugen of Clinton, MN; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother, Roger (Lujean) Swenson of Fargo, ND and sister, Bernice (Harold) Mattke of Minneapolis, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; and her grandson, Jesse Kemmer.


Trinity Lutheran Church

Clinton, MN 56225

Sunday, February 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Trinity Lutheran Church

Clinton, MN

Monday, February 16, 2015
10:30 AM


Clinton City Cemetery

Clinton, MN 56225

Monday, February 16, 2015
11:30 AM


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