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Margaret K. Haakenson


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Margaret K. Haakenson Obituary
February 8, 1923 -
January 4, 2019

Margaret Marge Haakenson passed away on Jan. 4, 2019 in Springfield, OR. She was born on Feb. 8, 1923 to Michael and Katharine Barley in Gwinn, MI.

After graduation from high school, she moved to Racine, WI, met and married Halvor (Howie) Haakenson on June 28, 1947. She obtained her degree in finance from Gateway Tech in Racine and had a career in office management.

Marge and Howie traveled the US in their motorhome and met many people. Following Howie's death in 1995 she spent her summers at Nature's Villa in Palmyra, WI and winters in Oregon.

Marge was a kind person who only found the positive in people and life. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh.

She will be greatly missed by daughters: Mary Jo Hart, Springfield OR, Peggy (Vern) Rose of Babcock Ranch FL, Jean Hansen of Racine, WI; and daughter-in-law Judy Haakenson of Silverdale, WA; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and step-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers: Tom (Lynda) Barley and Frank (Kum) Barley; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Howie; sons: Michael (2018) and Ken(KIA 1968); and brothers: Jack, Robert, and Jim; and son-in-law Tom Hart.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, Jan 20th at Papa's Pizza in Springfield.
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 14, 2019
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