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Janice Haugen

Jan. 8, 1925-Jan. 13, 2013

Former Lake Park resident Janice R. Haugen, 88, of Moorhead, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Janice Reann Bergeson was born to Reno and Annie (Skei) Bergeson on January 8, 1925 at home in Lake Park. She was baptized and confirmed at Lake Park Lutheran Church and attended school in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School in 1943.

Janice worked her way through North Dakota State University and graduated with an education degree in Home Economics in 1947. She was active in many campus organizations while at NDSU, including the marching band. She initially worked as a county extension agent in the area.

Leroy and Janice were married at Lake Park Lutheran Church on January 7, 1950 and were lovingly married for over 50 years.

After marrying Leroy she substitute taught in Lake Park and began raising her family. In 1958 she started teaching home economics full time, where she impacted many students for over 25 years, including making many trips to the Twin Cities as FHA advisor. Her students learned many valuable life skills from her.

Their children and grandchildren were a focal point of their lives. They lived on the family farm north of Lake Park from 1950 until after LeRoy's death on November 27, 2000.

Throughout the years, Janice was involved in many aspects of the community and education. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as her lifelong friends. She was always busy with sewing, cooking, gardening, and canning.

Surviving Janice are three children, Dr. Burton (Rollie) of Walker, Becky (Dr. Owen) Thompson of Pelican Rapids and Dr. Joel (Debra) of Fargo; as well as nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kerstin and Brett Haugen, Heidi, Annie Bea and Wade Thompson, Betsy, Brian and David Haugen.

Preceding her in death were her husband Leroy; two-and-a-half year old son Jeffrey; and siblings, Burton, Rudy and Harold Bergeson and Enid Miller.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park, with visitation for one hour before the start of services. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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