By HDN staff
Christine Haugen, 97, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 199, at the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre of natural causes.
A funeral service will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, with Father Grosch officiating. A vigil service will also be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial at Highland Cemetery will follow the funeral service.
She was born April 11, 1902 in Zeeland, N.D., to Max and Julia (Weber) Keller. She attended school in Zeeland and later Aberdeen, S.D. She lived on the family farm and enjoyed the farm chores and loved being with the horses. She was very proud of her German heritage and her Catholic upbringing.
She married Joseph Yali when she was 20 in Aberdeen. They had five children. He later died.
She also married John Haugen. They had three children. The couple later divorced.
She moved to Devils Lake, N.D. where she worked as a chambermaid, cook, and baker in different restaurants. In 1954, she and her daughter, Alice, moved to Havre.
She worked at the Sacred Heart Hospital, doing housekeeping and helping with the laundry. She also worked for many years at Deaconess Hospital housekeeping and in the kitchen. She then worked at the Fair Hotel for many years.
She retired in the 1970s.
Haugen liked to socialize with her many friends, play cards, get together with grandchildren, especially during the holidays.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, three sisters, one brother, one daughter, one son, one great-grandchild and one daughter-in-law.
She is survived by five daughters, Alice Mapes, Havre, Phyllis Spitzer, Great Falls, Mary Schwartz, Great Falls, Joyce Bjerke, Churches Ferry, N.D., Lizzie Heisler, Devils Lake, N.D.; a son, Dale Haugen, Havre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Memorials in her memory may be to a persons choice.
Service and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.