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Alfa Haugen

Alfa Haugen

Alfa Delores Haugen, 85, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, MN. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood. Burial will be in the West Union Cemetery, rural Northwood.

Alfa Nedberg was born on April 20, 1932 on the family farm near Aneta, ND. She was the fifth of eight children born to Ben and Emma (Running) Nedberg. Alfa was baptized and confirmed at West Union Lutheran Church, rural Northwood. She attended Loretta Township Central School and graduated from Aneta High School in 1950.

Alfa worked at the Johnson Store in Aneta until her marriage to Kenneth Haugen on May 18, 1952. Kenny and Alfa started farming near Finley ND. In 1955, they moved to the Nedberg farm where they continued to farm and raised their two children Ron and Mona.

Alfa was active in many community and church organizations. She was active in the Loretta Homemakers Club and the West Union Lutheran Church Ladies Aid. She drove school bus for Northwood Public School. Alfa helped on the farm with Kenny and Ron driving tractors, combines and trucks. She was devoted to her family and home. She was always sewing, cleaning and cooking. She was famous for her lefse and doughnuts. She was a second mom to many nephews who stayed on the farm during the summer months.

In 2003, Kenny passed away and in 2008, Alfa moved to the Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Alfa is survived by her son, Ron, Aneta; son-in-law, Dan Flaten, Fargo; two grandsons, Bryan and Derek; brother, Erling Nedberg, Estero, FL; two sisters, Dorothy Schott, Deephaven, MN and Sylvia Rausch, Fargo; sister-in-law, Doris Vinger, Grand Forks and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were parents, husband, Kenneth; daughter, Mona; three sisters: Irma Nygaard, Ruth Hovden and Martha Torkelson; and brother, Kenneth (Bud) Nedberg.

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