Lowell Conrad Peter Haugen, 84, of Baraboo, WI, formerly of Clarkfield, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Health Care Center in Baraboo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 727 8th St., in Baraboo, WI with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating.
Visitation will take place at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., in Baraboo, on Wednesday, April 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Clarkfield Lutheran Cemetery, Clarkfield, with Pastor Christopher “Chris” R. Zuraff officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given towards a scholarship to be established in Lowell’s name.
Lowell was born on Jan. 17, 1929 in Clarkfield, the son of Conrad and Perle (Anderson) Haugen. Lowell was a 1947 graduate of Clarkfield High School, and farmed with his father and brothers until in 1953 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Germany for two years during the Korean conflict and received his honorable discharge. Lowell continued his education attending South Dakota State where he majored in Agriculture and Chemistry. He graduated in December of 1958 and began his teaching career in Fonda, Iowa.
On June 24, 1961, Lowell was united in marriage to Shirley Tischler in Rapid City, SD. He continued teaching in Iowa until 1967, and then attending Brown University to complete his Master’s degree. In 1968, he moved to Baraboo, and continued his teaching career at Baraboo Junior High school until his retirement in 1995.
Throughout his career, he was a life-long learner and continued his studies thru summer school with the National Science Founda-tion in various states, which included California, Texas, Nebraska, Florida and Alabama. Lowell loved to see his students learn and appreciated hearing from them as well. He had a love for drama, which he pursued in college, where he acted and directed a variety of shows and programs. Locally, Lowell was a member of the Sauk County Board for many years. During this time he was active with the Sons of Norway, Lutheran Brother-hood, and the FFA. In his spare time, Lowell enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest with the residents of Donahue Apartments and Baraboo Food Pantry. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, reading, and traveling. He was an avid sports fan, watching the Minneapolis Lakers, Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Shirley; daughters: Ann Haugen of Baraboo, WI; Laura (Alfons) Foschiatti of Mound; son, Keith Haugen of Schaumburg, Ill.; two grandchildren: Oliver and Eric Foschiatti; brother, Richard Haugen of Clarkfield; sister: Signe Belle “Peggy” Olson of Minneapolis; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Page 2 of 2 - Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland Haugen; and sister, Beverly Chappell.
Arrangements are with Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home of Baraboo, WI.