Julie A. Haugen, 59, Garner, died Dec. 27, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Mason City. A memorial service will be held Jan. 8, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner. Inurnment will be at Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner and will resume one hour prior to service at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the Garner VFW.
Julie Ann, daughter of John and Gloria (Sonius) Haugen, was born July 18, 1962 at Britt. She graduated from Klemme High School in 1980 and continued her education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Julie moved to Iowa City and worked as a secretary at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for several years. She returned to north Iowa and was employed at North Iowa Wood Products in Belmond. Most recently she worked at Metalcraft in Mason City. She lived in Garner for the past nine years. Julie loved to sing, dance, exercise and spend time with family and Paul’s grandchildren. She enjoyed hiking, motorcycling with Paul, and socializing wherever she went. Julie was a friend to everyone.
She was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran where she was baptized and confirmed.
Julie is survived by her sister Deanna Haugen of Garner and her children Samantha Haugen of Mason City and Jonathan Burress of Garner; her step-mother Debra Haugen of Garner; step-grandmother Mary Waite of Greene; step-brothers Adam (Pam) Roberts of Garner and their daughter Paige, Brent (Jennifer) Roberts of Klemme and their children Cody (Thea), Kourtney and Brandon, and Craig (Jess) Roberts of Washington, PA and their children Clayton, Connor, Madelyn and Isabella; the love of her life, Paul Kruske of Garner; Paul’s sons Zac Smith and Lucas (Alex) Kruske of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and Paul’s seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and maternal and paternal grandparents.