Camilla Hauge, 64

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2006

The funeral service for Camilla Joann Hauge will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 320 W. College St., Albert Lea. The Rev. Wayne Halvorson will officiate. Burial will be in Scarville Synod Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 525 W. Clark St., Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Camilla JoAnn (Songstad) Hauge lost her long-fought and courageous battle with scleroderma and renal failure on Jan. 29, 2006, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. She slipped away peacefully surrounded by her family. Although she lost this battle, the victory was won, as she took her place in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Camilla was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister in addition to the love that she shared with other family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

She began her life on Feb. 16, 1941, when she was born to Agnes (Dale) and Bertin Songstad in rural Kiester. She was baptized and confirmed at the Scarville Synod Lutheran Church. Camilla graduated from Kiester High School in 1959, from Bethany Lutheran College in 1961, and from the Naeve School of Nursing in 1963. On June 16, 1963, she was united in marriage to Donovan B. Hauge, and to this union one son, Donovan A. Hauge, was born.

Camilla’s kind and compassionate heart brought her to nursing where she worked as a registered nurse for 35 years at Naeve Hospital. She spent 17 years working in the emergency room, but then found her true love which was working in obstetrics and the nursery. She spent 18 years taking care of &8220;her babies&8221; and knitted many hats so the newborns would have something nice to keep their heads warm. Scleroderma and renal failure forced her to retire in 1998. In her retirement she enjoyed doing needlework, quilting, watching cooking shows, fishing, spending the winter in Phoenix, and especially being with her two dear grandchildren and family. Camilla was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she was active in ladies’ aid and the quilting guild. In addition to this, she was also a member of the Naeve Alumni and Nurses Club and Retired Nurses. She was a resident of Kiester for many years and most recently a resident of Albert Lea.

Camilla is survived by her husband, Donovan B.; one son, Donovan A. and his wife, Traci of Albert Lea; two grandchildren, Timothy and Kylie Hauge; two brothers, Dale and his wife, Mary of Northwood, Iowa and Bert and his wife, Marilyn of Phoenix, Ariz.; two half-brothers, Don Morse and his wife, Joan of Spokane, Wash. and Caroll Morse of Blanchard, Idaho; sister-in-law, Verna Sporing and her husband, Charles of Mason City, Iowa; brother-in-law, Leroy Hoehn and his wife, Jean of Albert Lea; nieces and nephews, Jeremy Songstad, Julie and David Hannemann, Joyce and Curt Cameron, Janice Songstad, Michael and Kristine Songstad, Robert and Denise Songstad, Steven and Heather Songstad, Lana and Kevin Walton, Linda and Michael Casey, Charles and Marilyn Sporing and Candis Eicholt; and many grandnieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Camilla was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws; half-sister, Jean Evans; sister-in-law, Vera Hoehn; and brothers-in-law, Orville and Clifford Hauge.

Blessed be her memory.