Timothy Haugen, 50, Bloomington

Published 11:29 am Thursday, January 19, 2012

Memorial service for Timothy Jon Haugen, 50, of Bloomington, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church Chapel. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be in the First Lutheran Church Gathering Space the half-hour prior to the service.


Timothy Jon Haugen was born in Albert Lea,o n Nov. 17, 1961, the son of Donald and Bonnie (Anderson) Haugen. He was brought to the Lord in holy baptism on Feb. 2, 1962, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 30, 1978, at First Lutheran Church. He attended Albert Lea High School and then moved to Arizona.

He was united in marriage with Andrea in 1987. They had one son, Mathew. In 1998, Tim and Mat moved to Forest City, Iowa. Tim most recently lived in Bloomington,where he resided until his death on Jan. 16, 2012, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

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Tim enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his son, Mat, and his many friends. He enjoyed fishing, writing poetry and had a smile for everyone. Tim was a loving, caring man who was always there when you needed him. In one way or another, he touched more lives and helped more people than anyone can count. He rode a really hard life, most of it on the back of a Harley. Whether he helped you by giving a listening ear, a kind smile, gentle hug, fixed a car or just provided a much needed distraction, once he was in your life, he was unforgettable.

Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bonnie Haugen; brother-in-law, Randal Gore; grandparents, Engebrit and Agnes Haugen and Otto and Gladys Anderson…

Tim is survived by his son, Mathew, of Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters: Dawn (Mark) Thompson of Albert Lea and Sherry (Arlie) Brandt of Apple Valley; nieces and nephews: Samantha Thompson, Travis (Heather) Thompson, Joshua (Kara) Gore and Christine Gore; and other relatives and friends.