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Howard Hagboe

Oct 14, 2012



Howard Gordon Hagboe died September 23, 2012 at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, ND. He was born April 10, 1928 in Rugby, ND to Carl Godfred and Anna (Kornkven) Hagboe. He was raised in his early years in rural Barton, ND till moving to the family farm near Souris, ND.

Upon completing his high school education, he enlisted in the US Army in October of 1946. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, Korean Base Command, Ascom City, Korea. During this time, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal of Japan.

Gordon received his honorable discharge from the Army on March 20, 1948 and then returned to the family farm until his retirement. Gordon loved the land and farming. On November 4, 1976, he married LaVon (Dissette) Schoenborn at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bottineau, ND. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and later became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, ND. In 2001, they moved to Minot due to health issues. On December 31, 2009, they moved to the Brentmoor Assisted Living Center in Minot. Later in March of 2011, Gordon moved to The Meadows Assisted Living in Garrison, ND to be closer to his wife, who was a resident of the nursing home. He remained there until September 2012 when he entered the nursing home as a resident due to declining health.

Gordon was a member of the Bottineau American Legion and VFW posts.

Gordon is survived by his wife, LaVon of Garrison, ND, a step-daughter, Dana (Edward A.) Johnson of Towner, ND and a step-son, Daniel (Susan) Schoenborn of Oak Harbor, Washington, six step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Carl Godfred Hagboe.

At Gordon’s request, there will be no funeral service and a private internment will be held at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery at Mandan, ND.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Benedictine Living Center of Garrison and St. Alexius Hospice.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home at Bottineau.

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