April 6, 1931 - January 1, 2022
Elsie Haugland, 90, of Humboldt, died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Family services will be held at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Visitation is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Elsie is survived by her children, Karen (Howard) Ball, Fort Dodge; Sharon (Mark) Helle, Dakota City; Teresa Beebe (Bob Abens), Dakota City; Gail (Michael) Newell, Fort Dodge; Shelly Kirchhoff (Dennis Goodell), Gilmore City; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren; her siblings, Vera Moreno and Benjamin Romero, both of Ft. Collins, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Patti Page (Jeff Bendixen), and Rochelle Jensen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, two grandchildren, Katie and Keenan; siblings, Mary Gallegos, Margaret Gomez, Joanne Boone, Abraham Romero, Jim Romero and Teresa Romero and brothers-in-law, Donald, Sherman and Al Haugland, Harry Page and Cal Jensen, and sisters-in-law, Janice Duncan and Elvina Haugland. Elsie Romero, the daughter of Thomas and Claudia (Serrano) Romero, was born April 6, 1931, in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She graduated from Ft. Collins High School in 1948. She lived in Ft. Collins until moving to Spokane, Washington and then Austin, Minnesota, where she was united in marriage to Floyd Haugland on May 13, 1953. They later lived in Fort Dodge and Humboldt before returning to Fort Dodge. Elsie was employed at Walgreens as a cosmetologist for 30 years, before retiring in 1994. Elsie was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, former member of Does of the Elks Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bird watching, sewing, golf, reading, traveling, and cooking for her family. She enjoyed fishing and loved the farm and riding along to plant and harvest the crops. Elsie treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Elsie Haugland, 90, of Humboldt, died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Family services will be held at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Visitation is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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