Ronald “Ron” Haugen of Fremont, MN

Ronald “Ron” Haugen of Fremont, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Ron was born July 6, 1950 in Rushford. He graduated from Rushford High School and continued his education at Winona State, graduating with a degree in music education.

Ron spent his life sharing his musical gift in countless ways. He began playing in his dad’s band at the young age of 10. Throughout his life, Ron played in numerous bands at local supper clubs and for many private functions. While living in Arizona, Ron also acted in commercials and a TV series and was a stuntman and songwriter for an old western theme park. He was known for sharing his passion and love for music with students as a band and choir director. Ron also enjoyed his time playing in multiple church worship groups. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor and endless supply of ‘Ole and Lena’ jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Anne (nee Pelley); five children – Erik (Diane) Johnson, Renae (Fred) Birch, Mackenzie Haugen, Melia (Tim) Ahrens, Mikayla Haugen; mother, Annabelle “Ann”; sister, Ruth (Tom) Pederson; sister-in-law Lori (Tom Eversman); five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob”, and brother, William “Bill”.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Church in Winona. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 also at Pleasant Valley Church. Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Ron and sign his online guestbook at




Ron was A Very Good, Caring and Loving People, Type Person!,  Who Accomplished Many things In His Life!, Always A Pleasure to talk with Him!, And he Will be Remembered by All Who Knew Him!, Gods Bless Him!, and His Family!, I am Sorry to Hear Of his Passing!