Glenn Andor Haug, age 96 of Park River, ND, formerly of Adams, ND, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the First Care Health Center of Park River.
Glenn was born March 5, 1924 on the Haug farm west of Edinburg, ND, the son of the late James and Anna (Holth) Haug. He grew up on the farm and attended school in the Edinburg area, graduating from Edinburg High School in 1942. Following his education he began farming with his family. He was united in marriage to Donna Lea Gemmill on January 3, 1949 in Edinburg, ND. The couple started their own family farm near Adams, raised their family, and continued to live there for 68 years before moving to Park River in 2016. In the mid-1970's, while he was still farming full-time, Glenn also began working at Bakke Homes, and would continue working there long after he retired from farming. Donna passed away on April 3, 2017 and Glenn moved into the Park River Good Samaritan Center in June of 2018. Glenn and Donna were lifelong members of the Odalen Lutheran Church, rural Edinburg, and later the Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg.
Early in his married years, Glenn spent some of his leisure time gunsmithing and reloading shells. Then, in his middle years, Glenn enjoyed gardening, welding and every kind of farm repair work as well as cooking many family Sunday dinners on the charcoal grill. Glenn was an avid woodworker all his life; from building models when he was a child, to building a home for his family, to becoming a cabinet maker at Bakke Homes. Many area homes have cabinets built by Glenn.
Glenn loved farming, but was happiest when his whole family was working in the field with him. He loved constructing stained glass windows and lamps, but was happiest when working on them together with his wife Donna. In his later years, Glenn loved creating wood carvings, many of which earned blue ribbons at the Walsh County Fair, but was happiest when he was carving them for people he cared about. Many people have shared that the hallmark of Glenn’s life was his kindness and appreciation for others.
Glenn is survived by his children: Gary (Lucinda) Haug, Minneapolis, MN, Connie (Jack) Shull, Rome, Italy, and Stuart Haug, Hackensack, MN; grandchildren: Christian (María López-Obrero) Shull , Catherine (Enrico Zito) Shull, Julie (Jeremy) Day, Brandon (Alissa) Haug, Eli Haug, Kristina Haug, Kostya Haug and Katya (Robert) Grissom; ten great-grandchildren: Austin, Alex, Adam and Parker Day, Cohen and Aiden Haug, Megan and Madilyn Grissom, Marquis Bankhead, and Maia Rice; sisters: Irma Gemmill, Grand Forks, ND and Anne Puppe, Cavalier, ND; and sister-in-law Lorna Haug, West Fargo, ND.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, brothers Norris and James Haug, brothers-in-law Floyd Gemmill and Earl Puppe, sister-in-law Doris Haug, and great-grandson Dominic Rice.
Glenn's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Park River Good Samaritan Center and First Care Health Center of Park River for their compassionate care and kindness.
A private graveside service will be held at Odalen Lutheran Cemetery of rural Edinburg. A memorial service will be held summer of 2021.