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Thomas M. Hauge
October 27, 1947 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Thomas M. Hauge, age 76, of Howard, SD died Monday, December 4, 2023, at his home. Memorial Service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service at the church. Inurnment will be at Belleview Lutheran Cemetery rural Howard, with Military Honors.
Thomas M. Hauge was born on October 27, 1947, in Howard, SD to Ernest and Mabel (Fjellestad) Hauge. He was baptized and confirmed at Belleview Lutheran Church near Howard. Thomas graduated from Howard High School in 1965. He graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City and served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He farmed with his brothers north of Howard and he was a true Norwegian bachelor farmer. He was a member of the Howard American Legion.
A quiet but observant member of a loud and lively family, Tommy helped care for his mother in her later years. He joined family celebrations for birthdays and holidays, and frequently commented on Facebook. He had a great laugh we didn't hear often enough, and we will all miss him.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, sister Eunice Schwader, two brothers Eugene and Robert Hauge and brother-in-law Ray Schwader, and two nephews Mark and Dan Schwader.
Survivors include his nieces Connie Schwader, Bloomington MN; Chrysti (Greg) Protsch, Howard, SD, Cathy (David) Beisel, Fenton, MO; nieces-in-law Cindy and Cora Schwader, Howard, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He spoke often about his special friends Brian Kizer and family, Gordy Boersma and Dave Hahn.
The service will be livestreamed on the church Facebook page.