Hauge, Lawrence O. age 90, of Edina. Preceded in death by wife, Lois; son, James; daughter, Kaye; granddaughter, Aimee Walker; great-granddaughter, Ava Jerrick; and brother, Lloyd. Survived by children, Roger (Barb), Paul (Norma), Mark (Joanne), Laurie (Allyn) Banasik, and Kristine (William) Greife; daughter-in-law, Barbara Anne (Joe) Gans; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Larry was born of Ole and Laura Hauge in 1922 and was quick to tell anyone he knew his parents were full blooded Norwegian. He quickly became a leader in all aspects of his life serving as Captain in the US Army during World War II. Larry was involved and owned several different businesses during his lifetime. His significant interest was found in the funeral business in which he became a funeral director in 1942 which led to the ownership of many funeral homes in the state of Minnesota that spanned from Minneapolis to Duluth. While he invested his time and effort in several different businesses such as banking and other interests, the funeral business never subsided. Larry also held other interests to include serving on many different civic organization boards such as the Lutheran Brotherhood, Augsburg College Board of Regents, St. Olaf College and the Salvation Army, to name a few. He contributed his efforts to fundraising various charities and the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Klubb 500). He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Zuhrah Shrine. Larry received Knighthood from both King Olav V and King Harold of Norway on two different occasions for his philanthropic and heartfelt interest in the Norwegian American movement. Larry truly enjoyed playing drums during the Big Band Era. He spoke often of playing in the contracted band for Elvis Presley. Larry had a passion for life that was inspiring and would not have been possible without his high school sweetheart and CEO of household, Lois (Guyer) Hauge. His list of friends and family spanned across two continents which he was sure to keep in his daily devotions and prayers. He will be loved and missed by all of his family and will be held in our hearts forever. Funeral Friday 10 AM at THE NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN MEMORIAL CHURCH, 924 E. 21st St. Visitation Thursday 4-7 at the THOMSON- DOUGHERTY MANSION, 2535 Park Ave and 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Salvation Army, Klubb 500 or the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. Historic Thomson-Dougherty James R. Ewald, Dir. 612-871-4407
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Published in Star Tribune from March 5 to March 6, 2013