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Kelly Thomas Haugen


Kelly Thomas Haugen

Born: Sat., Apr. 6, 1963

Died: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015


4:00 PM Tue., Nov. 03, 2015

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Nov. 05, 2015

Location: St. Charles Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 05, 2015

Location: St. Charles Catholic Church

Kelly Thomas Haugen, age 52, of Cass Lake, passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2015 at his home. He was born in Zumbrota, MN on April 6, 1963 the son of Cecil, Sr. and Fern (Morgan) Haugen.

Kelly spent his childhood in Zumbrota before moving to Cass Lake in 1976 with his parents and siblings. He spent the first part of his life traveling around the U.S. with his father and brothers working on the pipelines. After settling down at his home in Wilkinson, Kelly worked various jobs for Leech Lake Head Start as a cook and Bus monitor. He also worked for Leech Lake gaming at the Northern Lights Casino. Kelly had a passion for everything outdoors. He liked to go fishing and enjoyed going deer hunting with his siblings. He also liked to garden and working around his farm in Wilkinson.

The family that Kelly joins again are his parents Cecil, Sr. and mother Fern.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are Jerry, Pat, Cecil, Jr., Brian, Tom, Shannon, and Threse Haugen, many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A wake for Kelly will begin at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday November 3rd at the Veterans Memorial Building Cass Lake MN and continue until his 11:00 a.m. service on Thursday, November 5th at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake, MN. Father Kuriakose Nediakala will officiate. Pallbearers for Kelly are Tyrone Morgan, Jesse Dunn, Devin Smith-Haugen, Cecil Haugen Jr, Pat Haugen and Thomas Haugen. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN following his services.

Kelly's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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