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James "Jim" C. Haugen

December 15, 1929 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 89)

An hour or so after sunset on, Tuesday, February 12th, our baptized husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather claimed the promise of his baptism entering the church triumphant. Jim was a proud and caring member of Lutheran Church of Hope in Broomfield, CO.

Jim was born December 15th, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Vera and Clarence “Cub” Haugen. Jim was baptized, confirmed and married at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Janice. Children - Cathy Ritzer, Judy (Tim) Bauer, Steven, Robert (Char). Grandchildren – Jeff Ritzer, Mike (Beth) Bauer, Jason (Tyra) Bauer, Michell (Tony) Valoze. Great grandchildren – Kiah Ritzer, Evan, Blake and Kaden Bauer, Levi and Dallas Bauer.

Also survived by his friend and brother in law – Keith Tellekson, sister in laws Carol Conger and Maggie Rhebb, and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Predeceased by – parents, sister – Joy Tellekson, Son in law – Bob Ritzer and Grandson – Cory Ritzer. Brothers in law – Keith Rhebb and Don Thomas.

Serving in the U. S. Army as a warehouse manager from February of 1951 to February of 1953 in Boblingen, Germany. He married the love of his life, Janice Elaine Rhebb on July 8th1951.

Jim was a man of many trades, he was a real estate broker/agent, restaurant owner and grocery store worker for his dad Cub. Jim was a stereotyper for the Sioux City Journal and the Denver Post.

Jim was a fix-it, handy man and avid gardener (giving away more than he kept). Jim helped anyone and everyone that needed a project done. Jim volunteered many hours at Lutheran Church of Hope and loved every minute of it. We would laugh at all the things he saved, “you never know when you might need it”. Jim was also a fabulous story teller, sometimes repeating the same story over and over. He was passionate about his football days at East High School in Sioux City, Iowa. He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies.

Janice, Robert (Bob) and Char are grateful to the LCHope community who visited Jim. 

Special thank you to Erika, Mike and Randy for helping us take great care of Jim. Lana R.N. and her team from Tru Community Care Hospice. The Haugen family would also like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Scott for all the visits, care, and prayers and walking this journey with us.



Donations may be made to:

Lutheran Church of Hope
1305 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield CO 80020
Tel: 1-303-466-4823

Alzheimer's Association-Wyoming Chapter
2232 Dell Range Blvd., Suite 220, Cheyenne WY 82009
Tel: 1-307-316-2892

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