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Warren Nyquist Haglund

Warren Nyquist Haglund, age 83 of Dassel, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Music was provided by pianist LeRene Soderberg, soloist Franz Koeneke, who sang “The Lord’s Prayer;” and a duet by Franz and Carolyn Koeneke, who sang “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “On Eagles’ Wings.” Inurnment was at the Crow River Lutheran Cemetery, Cokato Twp.

Family gathered Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

Warren was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Minneapolis, the son of Victor and Hannah (Nyquist) Haglund. He lived in Minneapolis until, at the age of 8, the family moved to a farm in the Lake Jennie area, rural Dassel.

Warren attended District 88 school, and graduated from Dassel High School in 1940.

He was confirmed at the Lake Jennie Covenant Church, and was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel at the time of his death.

Warren enlisted in the US Army Air Corps Oct. 1, 1942. He spent two years on the Matagorda Island on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. In August 1944, Warren joined the 70th Infantry Division. He departed on a troop ship to Marseilles, France Dec. 1, 1944, where he spent Christmas 1944 on the front lines in the Battle of the Bulge. On March 27, 1946, he was discharged with the rank of master sargeant.

Warren was united in marriage to Rosalie Christenson July 31, 1948 at the North Crow River Lutheran Church at Knapp. Together, they made their home in the Dassel area, where Warren worked at Holm Brothers Hardware, and later was the manager of the Farmers Cooperative in Dassel. He also sold insurance for Group Health Mutual Insurance Company.

Warren worked through the creameries until the local creameries started to close. In the following years, he did construction work until he was forced to retire in 1982, due to a heart attack.

Warren was an active member in the community. He served on the town council, and was a 20-year member of the Dassel Fire Department. He was also a member of the Paul F. Dille American Legion, and served as a member of the drill squad for many years.

Warren is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosalie; sons Barry (Janiece) Haglund of Orono, Todd (Deborah Weedman) Hagland of St. Albans, Mo.; Ned (Kimberly) Haglund of Buffalo, and Ken (Margaret) Haglund of Dayton; six grandchildren, Regina, Ethan, Christopher, Logan, Jordan, and Sydney; sister Peggy Monson; brothers Richard (Francis) Haglund of Burlington, Wis., and Jim (Joyce) Haglund of Golden Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Virgil (Bud); and three sisters, Lorraine, Geraldine, and June.

Funeral arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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