Jason Maurice Haugstad, 3 month old son of Steve Haugstad and Candace Hordemann, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage.
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Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Chaplain Keith Randall will officiate.
Jason was born Aug. 13, 2013 at the hospital in Anchorage.
"Although his time with us was short the list of the lives he has touched is long, the impact of the love and joy he gave his mommy and daddy is immeasurable.
The renewal of many friendships and so many close friends brought closer is something only a greater Love can do, and this Love of a child the greatest. The miracle of Jason's short life is showing and teaching all who were touched by that Love.
So much praying, so many cheering you on through the fight, from your Auntie Sarah, who was always ready and willing to take his mommy to the Dr.'s or Hospital, doing whatever was needed to make sure he was safe and growing in his mommy's belly. His daddy's Tri-City family helping and seeing that he could be with Jason as much as possible. His mommy's boss and friend Cyndi helping in so many ways. Co-workers and those from the Maverick and Roadhouse family as well as the entire community with their generosity and prayers showing nothing but kindness. His Aunt Jenni who helped while he was in the hospital so long, good homemade dinners and a strong shoulder to lean on, who also knitted the cutest batman hat ever! And throughout was Auntie Val, who has known the pain of losing the fight with her child taken at age 7, but never gave up hope that he would win his. She understood his mommy's pain and was a great comfort when God decided your fight was over and he wanted his angel safe and took him home.
The time to say good-bye to Jason has come too soon, way too soon, and there is no easy way to give this baby up. So we will let him go peacefully in God's Loving arms knowing that one day we will meet again and there will be no more beeps, wires, or sharp things causing him pain, just the undeniable Love of God and his blessed family.
A special thank you to the NICU nurses and doctors and Providence Hospital. Jason you are so loved!"
Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edith and Maurice Haugstad, aunts, Christine Carter and Velma (Copper) Newhen, great-grandmother, Phyllis Hordemann.
He is survived by his parents; brother, Dillian Haugstad and wife, Leanna of Soldotna; grandparents, Mark and Linda Hordemann of Soldotna, and Billie and Dave Hill of Nelsonville, Ohio; niece, Ava Perzechino of Kenai, Alaska; aunts and uncles, Trevor Hordemann of Soldotna, David Hordemann of Anchorage, Mike and Michelle Haugstad of Minnesota, and Cindy Haugstad; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins from Alaska, Minnesota and Ohio.
Arrangements by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Nov. 19, 2013