Curtis Hauge Sr., 71

obit-HaugeCurtisCurtis Hauge Sr. a resident of Little Falls,  formerly of Blaine,  passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2013, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A memorial mass was held  Friday, Jan. 4,  at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. Burial was held Friday, Jan. 4 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

Curtis Hauge Sr, was born April 27, 1941, in Fergus Falls, to the late LeRoy and Gladys (Shelly) Hauge.  The family moved to St. Paul, where he grew up and attended school.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1962. Curtis returned to St. Paul, and worked for Milwaukee Road, Soo Line and CP Rail, as a car inspector for the railroad for 32 years. He retired  Jan. 24, 2002.  Curtis was united in marriage to Rosina “Rosie” Tafalla, April 24, 1982, in Minneapolis.  The couple made their home in Isanti,  Fridley and Blaine,  before moving to Little Falls,   in 2009. The couple belonged to the Isanti Alano Club for 29 years.  Curtis enjoyed traveling, playing horseshoes, gardening and tending his lawn.  Curtis treasured his time spent with his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rosina “Rosie” Hauge of Little Falls; children, Curt Jr. (Lorinda) Hauge of Cambridge,  Tom (Terri) Hauge of Champlin,  Char (Mike) Tschida of Kimball,  Ron Christensen Jr. of Little Falls,  Rhonda Christensen of Little Falls, and Randy (Tammy) Christensen of New Brighton; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother, Larry (Peggy) Mellum of Hudson, Wis. and a sister, Dede (Ed) Parsons, Isanti.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys (Hauge) Mellum; father, LeRoy Hauge; stepfather, Arnold Mellum and a sister, Gwen Hauge.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home