Obit: Hauge, Ragnelda (1848 - 1932)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 08/19/1932

Hauge, Ragnelda (14 SEP 1848 - 21 AUG 1932)

Friends were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. E.J. Hauge which occurred Sunday morning, Aug. 21, 1932, after an illness of a little over 13 months. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. W.L. Anderson, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) officiating and interment was made in the Dorchester memorial Cemetery with Tom, Ben, Louis and Wm. Wigstadt, Harry and John Ockerlander acting as pallbearers.

Ragnelda Filsterand was born Sept. 14, 1848 at Voss Vangen, Norway and was 83 years, 11 months and 7 days old at time of death. She grew to womanhood in her native home and on June 3, 1876 she was united in marriage to E.J. Hauge. In 1888 they came to the United States, settling in Curtiss, Wis. Two years later they moved to their farm home one mile west of Dorchester, where they have continued to live the past 42 years.

Seven children were born to them, all of whom, with their father, mourn the loss of a loving mother and wife. They are, the six daughters: Mrs. Henry Lutz, Mellon, Mrs. Bertha Piggotte, Hayward, Mrs. Ed Toutant, Stone Lake, Mrs. Adolph Hanson, Milwaukee, Mrs. J. B. Hunt, Minot, N.D., and Mrs. W.F. Hoffman, Stevens Point, and one son, John Hauge, Tacoma, Wash. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hauge suffered a stroke a year ago in July and since then has been cared for by her daughters, who have taken time from their own families to give her all the comfort possible. Her passing marks the fist break in the immediate family circle in 56 years.

To the many friends who knew Mrs. Hauge she was a pleasant, sweet woman whose sound advice and ability of accomplishment remained with her until the end. Like all early settlers she knew the value of labor and was constantly doing something. She was engaged in spinning last summer when she suffered her first stroke. Not only was she keen and responsive to everyday interests; she firmly believed in the Divine wa and her practice of her Master’s commands and unfaltering faith in Him proved not only a blessing to her and her family but a living testimony to her neighbors and friends. Her faith proved true and her hours of suffering she lay down "like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."

The many friends join us in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Out of town relatives and friends present for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Hy Lutz, Mellen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoffman and son, Glen, Stevens Point, Mrs. Bertha Piggotte and son, Thomas, Hayward, Mrs. Ed Toutant, Stone Lake, Mrs. Adolph Hanson, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hunt and daughter, Helen, Minot, N.D., Mrs. Marion Tardiff and Mrs. Leslie Richards, Stevens Point, Mrs. Anna Nelson, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Berry and family, Mrs. Mary Hanson and Miss Jessie, of Abbotsford and a host of friends from Curtiss and surrounding country.



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