Ida Evelyn (Peloquin) HaugenIda Evelyn Haugen, a very dear, beloved, generous and valued mother, sister, relative and friend was lost to her loving circle Sept. 8, 2012
Ida Evelyn Haugen, a very dear, beloved, generous and valued mother, sister, relative and friend was lost to her loving circle Sept. 8, 2012 in Seattle, one week shy of her 92nd birthday.
Ida was born in Bigfork, Minn., on Sept. 14, 1920, a daughter of Hulda (Karolina) Olson and Alfred (Paul) Peloquin.
She grew up there, graduated as valedictorian of Bigfork High School, after which she moved to Duluth, and later (1945) to Seattle.
Her business career included management positions with Red Owl Stores and JC Penney's in Bigfork and Duluth, and Northwest Magazine and Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash.
Following her marriage in 1946 to Randolph E. Haugen in Seattle, Ida became a devoted homemaker. The marriage ended with his death after 37 years. The couple's only child, their son Robert, supported and encouraged her in life and was at her side throughout her illness and death.
She was preceded in her death by her husband Randolph Haugen, in 1983; her parents Alfred and Hulda Peloquin; brothers Louis, Earl, and Donald; and sisters Lillian, Mae, and Alice.
Ida will be deeply mourned and sadly missed by her son, Robert Haugen of Seattle; brother Raymond (Della) Peloquin of Virginia; Minn.; sisters, Agnes (Benhart) Rajala of Grand Rapids, Minn., Leone (Richard) Lind of South Pasadena, Calif., Eunice Peloquin (Sr. Carole Marie) of Holy Name Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Ida loved her family, her friends, her garden, her needlework, singing the old songs and cooking marvelous meals. Her annual Thanksgiving dinner was the highlight of her year and legendary for over 60 years. And don't even think about helping her in the kitchen. She was noted for her generous hospitality, as well as her exquisite Hardanger embroidery and meticulous crochet. We all loved Ida for her generous heart, her blithe and undaunted spirit, her courage and self reliance, and especially her unfailing sense of humor, fun and willingness to share and be a part of everyone's joy and sorrows. The world is an emptier place for all who knew her at her passing.
PRIVATE MEMORIAL: for family and friends will be held a Big Fork Cemetery Saturday, Aug. 3.
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