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Douglas Ray Hausken

October 30, 1949 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 68)

Douglas Ray Hausken, son of Arthur and LaJune (Toft) Hausken, was born on October 30, 1949 in Alexandria, MN.  Doug graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968.  He then enlisted into the United States Navy.  He served in the Pacific Fleet where he had two tours in Vietnam.  He was stationed in Hawaii and also served as a Naval Recruiter in Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, Iowa.  Doug was extremely proud of his service to our country for over 22 years. 

On May 19, 1973 Doug was united in marriage to Sharon Carlson at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN.  Two sons were born to this marriage, Doug and Mark.  Doug and his family lived in Lennox, SD until 1996.  Then Doug and Sharon moved to Millerville, MN to be closer to their families. 

Doug was an excellent cook and also liked to grill in the summer.  He was a good gardener, he liked to take his dogs out for walks and loved to hunt and fish.  Doug enjoyed fishing more than anything and taking his grandchildren fishing made the time even more special.  He loved his family especially his grandchildren who lovingly call him “Grandpa Sunshine’.

Doug R. Hausken died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 68 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hausken of Millerville; sons, Doug Jr. (Robin) of Nashville, TN and Mark (Ashley) Hausken of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Anna, Jakob, Katherine of Sioux Falls, SD and Graham and Caroline of Nashville TN; mother, LaJune Hausken of Alexandria; brother, Kenneth (Diane) Hausken of Blaine; sisters, Marilyn (Dorman) Callahan of Bunker, MO and Janet (Jerome) Getz of Alexandria; brother-in-law, Curly (Nancy) Carlson of Garfield;  loving dogs, Roxy and Missy; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Hausken; sisters, Joyce Ann Hausken and Carol Ross; brother, Richard Hausken, nieces Dina Hert, Nicole Getz, Wendy Carlson, Tammy Carlson.  

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on Friday.  Military Honors will be performed by the Alexandria Honor Guard. 

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