LouAnn Hauf

LouAnn Carol Hauf, 73, Minot, formerly of rural Benedict, died Monday, July 15, 2013, in a Minot hospital.

LouAnn was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Minot, to Christ and Helga (Sundbakken) Iverson. She was reared and educated in Greatstone Township of McLean County near Benedict. As a young adult she was employed in Minot.

LouAnn married Robert Hauf on Oct. 4, 1959, in Benedict. They made their home on the Hauf family farm in Iota Flat Township of Ward County from 1959 until 1991 where they raised their five children as well as small grains and livestock. They moved into Minot in 1991 and resided at 309-12th Ave. SW for many years. Robert died on Dec. 19, 2003.

LouAnn was a member of the Women of the Moose and Hope Lutheran Church, rural Sawyer, where she served as treasurer of the ladies aide. She especially enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

LouAnn’s loving family includes: her children, Michael (Colleen) Hauf ,of Minot, Roger (Joanne Johnson) Hauf, of Aurora, Colo., Denise Hauf, of Minot, and Cheryl Hauf-Beach (Brad Beach) of Rapid City, S.D.; grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Andrea, Mari, Danielle, Lance Hauf Boschee, Nicholas Hauf Baumgartner, Shawn Hauf; stepgranddaughter, Amber Johnson; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Clifton (Willie) Iverson, of Rolling Heights, Calif., Arvid (Helen) Iverson, of Hot Springs, S.D., Warren (Merlyn) Iverson, of Max, and Harriet Krenz, of Minot; half brother, Palmer (Sylvia) Iverson, of Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

LouAnn was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; sons, Dennis and Dwight; sister, Cora Beskoon; brothers, Elner and Harlen; and half sister, Inga Eliason.

Celebration of the Life of LouAnn Hauf: Monday, July 22, at 11 a.m., in Hope Lutheran Church, rural Sawyer.

Interment: Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Sawyer.

Visitation: Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to the National Kidney Foundation or Moose Charities.

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