Edline Haugen

October 15, 1918 - October 25, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Canton Lutheran Church.

edline-haugenCanton.  Edline Haugen, 98, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Edline was born October 15, 1918 at White, SD to Eilt and Jessie (Reuter) Lutterman.  She received her education at country school and White High School, graduating in 1936.  She attended General Beadle State Teachers College of Madison, SD for one year. She then taught in rural schools for 12 years.

Edline was united in marriage to Gilman Haugen of Garden City on April 13, 1947.  After her husband attended jewelry and watch repair school in Kansas City, MO, they moved to Garretson, SD where they started and operated a jewelry and watch repair store for ten years. In November of 1959, they moved to Canton and purchased Moe Jewelry store.  They operated Haugen Jewelry Store for 30 years, retiring in 1989.  Her husband Gilman died in 1993.

An active member of Canton Lutheran Church, Edline taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.  She volunteered at church and other city organizations as well as working full time at the jewelry store.  Edline was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1951.  She also enjoyed sewing for her daughters and herself.

Edline remained active until the end.  Her motto was “Never say no”.  She looked forward to yearly trips to Pennsylvania to visit Konnie and her family.  She enjoyed helping at church, attending weekly card club, Birthday Club at Lauries Café, and her lunch and supper dates with her friends.

Edline was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings- Henry, Ella, David, Merle Lutterman, Irene Weniger, Clara Dupraz, Alma Sterud, infant twin daughters, an infant son, and her husband Gilman.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie (David) Koopsma, Canton, SD and Konnie (Roger) Serr, Shippensburg, PA; 6 grandchildren- Laura (Todd) Trumm, Angie (Adam) McAthie, Kayla (Gary) Christensen, Leah (Wesley) Gibson, Jared (Kayla) Serr, and Ethan Serr; 8 great-grandchildren- Bob Trumm, Alyvia Trumm, Jack Trumm, Jake Thompson, Sam Thompson, James McAthie, Claire Christensen, and Chloe Christensen; sister Lois Larson, St. Paul, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Canton Lutheran Church and Breast Cancer.

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  1. Little did I know when I delivered Meals on Wheels a month ago that it would be the the last time I would see your Mom. I truly admired her. I think back to the times we were in their jewelry store, either to pick up a gift for someone or the big moment, when Eddie wanted to give me a new diamond on our 30 wedding anniversary. They were great people in our community. May you be blessed with many fond memories.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Bev Myers

  2. Your mother, grandmother, great grandmother was an inspirational matriarch. Her joy of life and peaceful demeanor remind me of a fairy godmother. Sending love and hugs to all. Stand tall knowing you are carrying her name. Be proud. And wear a tiara. ❤️

  3. Konnie and Julie and families. She was a beautiful person and soul inside and out. Praying for you. Tanna

  4. So many fond memories– Prayers to all of you!
    Rachel McMurry
    John and Catherine McMurry
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