Eunice Haugen, age 83, of Minneota, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Minneota Manor Health Care Facility. She was born October 3, 1935, in Wabasso, MN, to Benjamin and Lorene (Thomas) Pohlen. Eunice attended St. Edward Catholic School and later graduated from Minneota High School in 1954.
Eunice was united in marriage to Larry Haugen on September 4, 1954, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. After their marriage, the couple lived in the Boyd and Arco areas before moving to Minneota in 1965. Eunice and Larry were married fifty six years, he died April 29, 2010. Eunice was very busy being a homemaker in the early years of their marriage having eight children in less than nine years. She worked for the Schotts Corporation in Minneota and Schwan's in Marshall before she retired in 1995.
The time she enjoyed most was Sunday dinners, picnics, and fishing with her family. Later in life she enjoyed painting, quilting, crocheting, making afghans, doilies and many other sewing projects. She especially enjoyed when her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit with her.
Eunice is survived by her eight children, Larry (Faye) Haugen, Glenwood; Greg (Mary) Haugen, Minneota; Jim (Pam) Haugen, Ashby; Dawn Claeys, Wayzata; John Haugen, Myrtle Beach, SC; Dave (Debbie) Haugen, Callahan, FL; Deb (Greg) Laleman, Marshall; and Kurt (Julie) Haugen, Luverne; twenty seven grandchildren, thirty three great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters, Jerry Pohlen, Taunton; Ben (Sue) Pohlen, Minneota; Doug (Linda) Pohlen, Madison Lake; Diane (Jim) Jelen, Starbuck; Margene (Bernie) Claeys, Ghent; brother-in-law, Herb Schmitz, Lakeville; and a sister-in-law, Cecilia Pohlen, Minneota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; three sisters; Phyllis Van Watermuelen, Delores Schmitz and, Lois Schulte; and two brothers, Thomas and Mike Pohlen.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Thursday at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Minneota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday at St. Edwards Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Zachary Peterson. Burial will be in St. Edwards Catholic Cemetery.