The Free Press, Mankato, MN


September 9, 2013

Geoffrey Joe Haugen

 Geoffrey Joe Haugen, age 52, of Janesville, MN died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Visitation is 2 hours prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3746, 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 203, Mankato, MN 56001 or Palliative Care Services, Mayo Clinic Health


1025 Marsh St, Mankato, MN 56001.

  Geoffrey was born January 14, 1961 in Mankato, MN to Lowell and Bethel (McNamar) Haugen.  He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1979, attended MSU-Mankato briefly and later graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) for Harley Davidson in Phoenix, AZ in 1993.  Geoffrey worked at National Poly for several years before joining Schwickert's Heating & Air Conditioning where he was a foreman for over 20 years.  After Schwickert's Geoff became a fabricator with Jones Metal Products.  Geoff loved riding motorcycles, politics and social justice, traveling and camping, playing bass guitar, building motorcycles, photography, motorcycles, family gatherings, and finally, motorcycles!  He was a member of Local Union 10.

  He is survived by his mother, Bethel Haugen; brothers, Michael (Kate) Haugen of New Richmond, WI, Bryan (Cathy) Haugen of Mayer, MN; sisters, Beth (Jess) Williams of Chicago, IL, Lynanne (Michael Henderson) Haugen of Plymouth, MN; nieces and nephews, Jason Haugen, Amanda Haugen, Ryan Haugen, Megan Diediker, Emily Haugen and Alexander Haugen.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jo Severin in 2000 and his father, Lowell Haugen in 1997.

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