LeRoy R. Haugeberg

LeRoy Haugeberg, 73, Minot, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in a Minot hospital.

LeRoy was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Minot, to Oliver and Emma (Newman) Haugeberg. He grew up on the family farmstead and finished his education with the Minot High School Class of 1958.

He began his career with John Deere as a mechanic in 1959. LeRoy was united in marriage to Phoebe Stute on June 5, 1960, in Mercer. They made Minot their home until LeRoy was drafted into the Army on May 10, 1962. He was stationed in Kansas and served in Germany until his honorable discharge on May 8, 1964.

Following his discharge, they returned to Minot and he resumed his employment at John Deere, working his way into the parts department and eventually sales. He remained with the company through various transitions and transferred to the dealership in Berthold until health issues led to his retirement in 1989.

LeRoy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, where he served as an usher. He also carried past memberships to the Elks and Moose Lodges, both of Minot. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, playing cards on the computer, and spending time with his grandchildren and was a very talented woodworker. He also looked forward to spoiling and napping with his furry friend, Jack, every day.

His loving family includes: loving wife of 52 years, Phoebe, Minot; children, Kristi (Wade) Christianson, Minot, and Kathy (Terry) Hovde, Ryder; grandchildren, Casey Christianson, Jennifer Christianson, Calvin Hovde and Russell Hovde; brothers, Lyman (Dorothy) Haugeberg, Bismarck, Gerald (Jill) Haugeberg, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Bruce (Patsy) Haugeberg, Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents and his grandchild, Carson Hovde.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.

Visitation: Will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Association, or to the American Lung Association.

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