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1935 Alfred 2020

Alfred Haagenson, Jr.

October 17, 1935 — October 17, 2020


Alfred Haagenson, Jr., 84, of rural Clitherall, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Battle Lake Good Samaritan Society.

Alfred Hartwick Haagenson, Jr. was born on October 19, 1935 in Battle Lake, MN, the son of Alfred Sr. and Augusta (Nelson) Haagenson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Leaf Mountain Lutheran Church, rural Clitherall.  Alfred grew up on the family farm near Clitherall, attended country school, and graduated from Battle Lake High School in 1955.  After receiving his education, he farmed alongside his dad, before entering the United States Army in 1958, and was honorably discharged in 1959.  During his time in the service, he especially enjoyed time spent in Alaska.

In 1959, Alfred returned to the farm in rural Clitherall, where he lived and worked the rest of his life.

On July 21, 1983, Alfred married Polly Ann Bentley.  Polly passed away in July of 2014.

More than anything in life, farming and country living were Alfred’s passion.  He especially enjoyed taking drives and riding his four-wheeler to “ruby ridge”.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well.

Alfred is survived by two sisters, Nettie Pederson of Long Prairie, MN and Lillie (Glen) Meyers of Vining; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his wife, Polly; stepson, Cal Sundheim; sister, Margaret Gunns; and a nephew; Steven Lineburg.

A private memorial service will take place 1:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2020, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, with a live stream available below Alfred’s obituary on his memorial page at

The Rev. Rud Wasson Jr. will officiate

Military Honors will be provided by the Minnesota National Guard

Interment will take place in Leaf Mountain Lutheran Cemetery, rural Clitherall

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, May 22, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Chapel (Battle Lake)

102 S Lincoln Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

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