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Darlene Haugen

Darlene Yvonne Haugen, age 79, of New Rockford, ND, passed away Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at the Lutheran Home of The Good Shepherd in New Rockford.

Darlene was born February 17, 1940 in Gonvick, MN, to Leander and Cora (Clausen) Broin. She attended school and graduated from Gonvick High School in 1958. Then went to work as a bookkeeper at Northern State Bank in Gonvick.

Darlene married Dennis Haugen on March 19, 1960 at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick, MN. They moved to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a bookkeeper at Northwestern Bank. They later moved to New Rockford, ND in 1966 where Darlene worked at Westside Elementary School and Silvercrest Bakery. Darlene worked as the Eddy County Auditor for 20 years and retired in 2007.

Darlene was a member of First Lutheran Church and she was active in the Eagle’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, bingo, attending her children’s sporting events and country music concerts. She was a big MN Vikings & MN Twins fan.

Darlene was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a very cheerful and loving person who always made time to visit with others. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Dennis, and children, Cheri (Mike) Vacura of Roseau, MN, Jodi Altman of Ellicott City, MD, Tammi (Tom) Thurlow of Carrington, ND, and Craig (RuthAnn) Haugen of Becker, MN, grandchildren, Ashley (Alex) Burkeland, Nathan (Paige) Engels, Drew Altman, Samantha Haugen, Tommy Haugen, Max Haugen, Rachel (John) Lindstrom, and Drew (Kate) Thurlow, great-grandchildren, Makell and Tarren Engels, Nolan Burkeland, Owen, Olivia and Nora Lindstrom, Miles and Laine Thurlow, sister, Pat (Al) Santo of Scottsdale, AZ, brothers, Larry ( Bev) Broin of New Rockford, Mick (Shirley) Broin of Billings, MT, brother-in-law, Dick Maple of Gonvick, MN, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leander and Cora Broin, an infant sister, Gloria, sister, Ardell Maple, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roald and Natalie Haugen, brother-in-law, Donnie (Judy) Haugen, and sister-in-law, Diane (Andy) Ness.

Visitation will be from 9AM-7PM Friday, November 8, 2019 with the family present from 5PM-7PM, in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 2:00PM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry, a wonderful person

  2. Our prayers are sent to you all.What a beautiful lady she was in and out. We will miss seeing her. GodBless,

    The Jacobson’s and Ryan’s

  3. Sorry to hear about Darlene. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Haugen Family,
    Thinking of the entire family during this sad time. Darlene was such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by many.
    Kathy & Corey Lesmeister

  5. So sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad, and going to the elevator to hang out will always be a fond memory.

  6. So sorry for your loss….my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Sorry to hear about Darlene, my sympathy.

  8. It was a joy to know Darlene. We had become good friends and I enjoyed her company. You have my deepest sympathy.

  9. Sorry for your loss. Darlene was an awesome lady.Loved her laughter and smiles. Prayers to you all.

  10. Sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. She was such a lovely lady. Enjoyed visiting with her over the years.

  11. My Heart & Prayers go out to Denny & Family at this sad time.. sorry to hear about the passing of Darlene.. I have many fond memories of the her & the family.. She was a very sweet & caring lady with lots of love & hugs to share!!
    I’ll be thinking of All of you with Hugs & Love !!
    Keep all the memories with you all always !!
    Love, Marge ( the other sister)

  12. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Our deepest sympathy to all the family at this sad time. We will hold dear all the wonderful memories we have of knowing Darlene for so many years. She was a great friend. Love to all.
    Glenn and Janet Osmonson

  14. Denny and family, so sorry to hear of Darlene’s. Prayers to you.
    Love to all.

    Dwight & Sandie (Solien) Husby

  15. Darlene was such a wonderful person, we had many good times with your parents. Our prayers go to all of you, may the memories bring many happy smiles to the family!

  16. Jodi,

    So sorry for the family’s great loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you and the family.

  17. Our deepest sympathy to Dennis and family.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss of your mom. She was a beautiful woman. I enjoyed the visits with her and Dennis. Hugs and prayers to you all. God Bless her memory ❤❤

  19. I’m sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. All of you were such great neighbors! Darlene was so kind to everyone. I’ll be thinking of all of you during this time. Many great memories!

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis and the whole family.Darlene was a fantastic lady. May she Rest In Peace.

  21. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was one of my best friends when we live next to you in New Rockford..,you all have my deepest sympathy and love.

  22. So sorry for the loss of your mother!!


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