July 16, 2009

(4/12/1927 7/13/2009)

Henry L. Haugen, 82 of Granby, Connecticut, died peacefully on July 13, 2009 at Hartford Hospital. Mr. Haugen was formerly a resident of Missouri and Maryland. He was born April 12, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Edward & Aasta (Baugh) Haugen and was raised in Chicago and the D.C. area.

Mr. Haugen served in the Army during WWII as a Staff Sergeant, receiving an honorable discharge. He moved to Norway where he lived and traveled with his mother, who was a member of the United States Foreign Service. Returning to the United States, he went on to work for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, where he proudly contributed to both the Apollo 11 & Apollo 15 missions. He retired early to pursue a lifelong dream of farming, and moved to Missouri where he raised cattle and later owned a crop farm. In his final years, he moved to Granby, Connecticut.

Known by his friends and family as a true gentleman, he enjoyed classical music, photography, and spirited political discourse. Mr. Haugen was a longtime supporter of the Bethesda Home & Retirement Center in Chicago, IL, an organization that was founded in part by his family. He was also a longtime supporter of the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Baltimore, Maryland, and of several animal rescue organizations.

Mr. Haugen is preceded in death by his son, Derek Haugen, mother Aasta Haugen (Baugh ) and father Edward Haugen. He leaves behind Audrey Meyer Lampert, whom he regarded as his own daughter, and her husband Doug Lampert, of Granby, Connecticut, Joan Meyer Kice of Memphis, Missouri, whom he also regarded as a daughter, his cousins, Alma (Amy) Boschert , Marion Kubasch and Cathy Timmons of Missouri and Pamela Voit of Colorado, a niece, Ruth Parcells of Nevada, and many other family and friends who were honored to have known him.

Calling hours will be from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thursday at Carmon Funeral Home in Granby, Connecticut and will be immediately followed by a memorial service at the same location. A second memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Memphis, Missouri. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday at Payne Cemetery in Polk, Missouri.

Memorial donations can be made to The Bethesda Home and Retirement Center in Chicago, Illinois, or to Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Memphis, Missouri.

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