Oliver “Ted” Haugen, 71

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    Overton, NV – Oliver Theodore Haugen, 71, formerly of Thief River Falls, died at his home on Monday, January 1,
2018 in Overton, Nevada.
    A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the St. Hilaire Senior Center, 217 Broadway Avenue S, St. Hilaire MN 56754.
    Ted was born April 12, 1946 in Thief River Falls to Oliver and Mildred Hoaas Haugen. He lived his early life in Thief River Falls. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
    Ted was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star.
    After his honorable discharge, Ted went back to his hometown where he started his family and worked for UPS and Arctic Cat. He relocated to the southwest in the early ‘80's, and pursued a career as a heavy equipment operator, helping to lay the groundwork for many of the Casinos on the strip that stand today.
    Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything with a motor. He always had a German Shepherd named Buddy and he loved his Minnesota Vikings. Ted was proud to be a life member of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post #8336.
    Survivors include his two sons and one daughter: Jerod (Tammy) of Thief River Falls; Jason (Rose) of Saint Joseph; Alicia (Ron) Smrekar of Lakeville; eight grandchildren; and two sisters: Gloria Lauhoff of Spakane, WA and Marilyn Fischer of Plummer.
    Ted was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marge and Deborah.
    Friends and family are invited to sign our online guestbook at www.moapavalleymortuary.com