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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Joanne Lind
June 9, 1945 - January 18, 2022

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: Epping, North Dakota
Age: 76



On January 18th, 2022, Joanne passed away at her home in Epping, ND. She was born June 9th, 1945, to Bernice (Fasching) and Henry (Hank) Hauge in Williston, North Dakota.

Joanne lived in Bainville, Montana during her childhood and attended school there as well. After Joanne left school, she began a lifelong career in the food service industry. She started as a waitress and soon became a cook. Her cooking skills became the favorite of many throughout the years at local restaurants in Williston and Ray. She finished her career as a dietician at Mercy Hospital and retired after being there for 30 years.

She met her husband Vernon in Minot, North Dakota in September of 1963 and married her after 3 months on December 15th, at the Bainville Lutheran Church during one of the coldest days of the year, with an outside temperature of -30°.

Joanne had many interests during her life and one of her greatest passions was her cake decorating. During this time, she decorated countless cakes for many celebratory events but was known for her wedding cakes and how delicious the cakes tasted. Jo loved colors, and one of the ways of getting a multitude of colors in her yard was to buy flowers and leave them for her husband to plant and in the later years her daughter Nyla and daughter-in-law Wendy to plant. She also has a curio cabinet full of sparkly knick-knacks that she would buy on her visits to any Cracker Barrel she could find and auctions.

Joanne loved to travel and one of her greatest adventures was a trip to Norway with her sisters Lorna and Jean to meet their Norwegian cousins. She also had a wicked sense of humor, and you never knew when a one-liner would come your way.

She had a heart of gold and her love for her husband, her children, and grandchildren was unlimited. Seven years ago, she came home with a little white fur ball and named him Charlie Brown. Charlie was always by her side these last few months and especially those last few hours he even slept by her side and protected her fiercely.

Joanne is survived by her children, Bryan (Wendy), Nyla (Jerome), Leon (Shaundra), Michael (Shelli), Valerie (Kelly), Cathie Lang and their families; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorna (Bob) Lagerquist, Jean (Clay) Samples; brothers; Warren (Chris) Hauge, Jim Hauge, and Don (Jean) Hauge and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon and her parents, Henry and Bernice Hauge.

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Marlene Roles (Bismarck , Nd)
Jan 19, 2022
Val,Kelly and Lind family
I’m so sorry to hear you lost your Mom!!!
She was a very special lady! Keep your many good memories close during these difficult days! Thoughts and prayers go out for all of you!
Sending hugs, Marlene and Cindy
CATHERINE SHERVEN (Williston, ND)
Jan 20, 2022
I am very for your loss. My sincere sympathies to each and every one of you
Larry Granbois (Trenton, ND)
Jan 20, 2022
Leon, Mike, Val and all of Joanne's children and family, my most sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. My thoughts are with you all.
Michelle A Trout (Williston, ND)
Jan 20, 2022
To Joanne's family
I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom
God Bless each of you
Jeania Dixon-Kennedy (Williston, ND)
Jan 21, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marty Lynch (Spokane, WA)
Jan 22, 2022
Auntie Joanne,
We will miss you dearly. The memories we hold close to our hearts. Love, Prayers and Peace for your family. .
Karen Klimpel (MINOT, ND)
Jan 22, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about Joanne's passing. Dennis and I always enjoyed visiting with her and Vern. Our sincerest sympathies to your family.
Julie Pretzer (Epping , ND)
Jan 23, 2022
Joanne was a very special lady, seeing her at work at Mercy and then as a wonderful neighbor.
So sorry for your loss.
Debbie (Kennedy) Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Jan 24, 2022
To Joanne's family: I just now see that Joanne had passed. I am so sorry. I worked with Joanne at Mercy Hospital, and I was always so happy to meet her (unexpectedly) when I was grocery shopping. I loved seeing her ~ she was a bright spot in my day. May God help you all through this difficult time.
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