Steven H. Haugen

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Steven H. Haugen

October 04, 1949 - March 25, 2019

Steven H. Haugen Steven H. Haugen
ONALASKA -- Steven H. Haugen, 69, of Onalaska passed away at home Monday, March 25, 2019.
He was born in La Crosse, Oct. 4, 1949, to Hiram and Lillie (Solberg) Haugen. Steve spent the early years of his childhood in Blair, before his family moved to La Crosse. He was a 1967 graduate of Logan High School. He married Gloria (Severson) LaFleur Nov. 22, 2002, in Las Vegas.
Steve enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1969, embarking on a 20-year career before retiring in 1989. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was part owner of a home improvement business for a short time. He was a member of American Legion Post 336 of Onalaska. In his free time, Steve enjoyed watching the Badgers and Brewers and always enjoyed discussing politics and world events. His favorite pastime was spending quality time with his grandchildren.
Steve is survived by his wife, Gloria; a son, Alex Haugen of Minneapolis; a daughter, Petra (Chris) Plawetzki, living in Germany; two stepsons, John (Dawn) LaFleur of West Salem and Terry LaFleur of La Crosse; five grandchildren, Matthew (Courtney) LaFleur of Alaska, Jada LaFleur (Brittni Andow) of La Crosse, Jace LaFleur of La Crosse and Noah and McKenna LaFleur of West Salem; three great-grandchildren, Rylan, Kailah and Amari; a sister, Wanda (Paul) Sheldon of Fond du Lac, Wis.; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Tyler Horihan.
Graveside services with military honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at French Creek Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ettrick. The Rev. Ted Dewald will officiate. A reception will follow the service at French Creek Lutheran Church. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of Onalaska is assisting the family. An online guest book is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.
Published on March 29, 2019
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CMSgt (Ret) Dominick Dina
Aug 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the entire Haugen family. Steve and I were together at Sembach AB, Germany in the early 70s and he was my OJT trainer. We were also bier buddies having too much fun in the evenings. He was always a good guy and a good friend. It is so sad to hear of his passing. He will forever live in my heart. May God Bless your entire family and give you His Peace.
Lori Poole Townsend
Apr 04, 2019
There really isn’t enough space to write what an impact Steve Haugen had on my life...I was a scared 18 year old Airman that had never left the East Coast when I was assigned to Ramstein AFB Germany in 1982, long story short...God had a plan and knew that this homesick young girl needed a supervisor and mentor just like Steve, he was gentle, kind, always patient with instruction, professional at its best and of course found time to kid me about my southern accent! Not only did he teach me about work ethics but he taught me about life..had it not been for him I would have never had the courage to travel while I was in Europe, to see all the amazing and beautiful places that I got to experie...nce, he convinced me to join up for all the USO tours and take advantage of all that the military offered the young Airman, for that I am grateful! I was thrilled when we reconnected on Facebook a few years ago and once again he would occasionally forward me “southern jokes”!
So In North Carolina this morning I’m celebrating all my wonderful memories with a cup of coffee (I’ve never seen anyone drink coffee all day long like Steve at the office!) ..see you again Boss,
RIP Sergeant Haugen🙏
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Carmen Dargel
Apr 02, 2019
I can't begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to know Steve. I will miss him very much. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Audrey (Solberg) Hanson
Mar 29, 2019
Steve was a wonderful man. My condolences to his family.