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Geoffrey Joe Haugen

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, PO Box 3746, 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 203, Mankato, MN 56001 or Palliative Care Services, Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato, 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 and then attended MSU, Mankato and later graduated from MMI for Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mechanics in Phoenix, AZ in 1993. Geoffrey worked at National Polly, over 20 years as foreman at Schwickerts Heating & Air Conditioning, and finally as a fabricator at 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.