Obit: Hauge, James E. #2 (1924 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hauge, Kunze, Zimmerman, Horner

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/15/2013

Hauge, James E. (26 May 1924 - 7 December 2012) With Flag

James E. Hauge, 88, of Neillsville passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2012, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.

James was born May 26, 1924, to Edwin and Lorene Hauge of Neillsville. After graduating high school, he went to school in Minneapolis for aircraft construction training. He then worked at North American Aircraft Factory in Englewood, CA. He worked on the P-51 Fighter Plane and the B-51 Bomber. It was here he developed his love of planes. In December of 1942, he received his notice to report for duty in the U. S. Army. In January of 1943, his unit was activated and sent overseas. He served until 1945 in the 391st AAA (AW) BN.

After the war he returned to Neillsville. He married Janet Kunze June 28, 1947. They resided in Neillsville where he worked a variety of jobs and raised their three children. Jim had a passion for serving others. He was involved in many clubs and civic organizations. He was also instrumental in founding Bruce Mound Winter Sports area. One of his favorite places was The Highground, where he volunteered for many years. He served a total of 33 years between his active duty service in the U. S. Army and his service in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, where he retired as a CW4. He had a love for model planes and model trains and was always working on some new project. Placing his family and friends and those in need above all else, Jim was kind, always positive and always generous. His words lifted spirits and his actions spoke volumes about his character. Jim touched many hearts and he will be deeply missed.

Jim is survived by his three children, Terry (Robin) Hauge, Randy (Natalie) Hauge and Jamie Hauge (Brad) Zimmerman; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; his parents, Edwin and Lorene Hauge; and one sister, Helen Horner.

A Memorial Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be held at The Highground in Neillsville Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Meditation Garden. A private family interment will be at the Neillsville City Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Memorials should be directed to The Highground in memory of Jim.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/22/2013

A celebration of life with military honors will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Meditation Garden at The Highground, west of Neillsville on USH 10.



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