Cathy J. Haugerud
Cathy J. Haugerud, 66, passed away of natural causes suddenly at her home Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2017. A funeral service for Cathy J. Haugerud will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood. The Reverend Randy Baldwin will officiate. Visitation will be from 5–7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, Minn., as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Silver Lake Cemetery.
Cathy Jo (Lee) Haugerud was born May 1, 1951 in Blue Earth, Minn., to Duane and Lois (Thompson) Lee. She grew up and attended schools in Albert Lea, Minn.
After her schooling, she began to raise her family. She would be blessed with three children and three stepchildren. On March 11, 1989, she was united in marriage to John Haugerud. The couple would make their home in rural Northwood.
Cathy’s number one priority in life was taking care of her family. She was the backbone of her family, and her children and grandchildren would often go to her for advice and wisdom. Cathy loved when her entire family gathered together, Christmas time always being a favorite. In her free time, Cathy enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, and she loved to go shopping—always finding the best deals. Above all, Cathy loved her grandchildren, and she cherished every moment spent with each of them. She could be described as a loving person with high morals that always thought of others before herself.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 28 years, John Haugerud, Northwood; children, Mike (Kim) Lee, Albert Lea, Minn.; Shannon Lee, Albert Lea, Minn.; and Chris Haugerud, Northwood; stepchildren: Amy (Joe) Waltz, Emmons, Minn.; Anna Haugerud, Twin Lakes, Minn.; and Alan Haugerud, Elysian, Minn.; grandchildren: Justina Lee, Alexandria (Nick) Henderson, Michael Lee, Kayla, Samantha and Aubry Lee, Shaun Haugerud, Clayton Johnson, Tyler Hanson, Emma Allie, Emily (Scott) Schaut, Candi, Alyssa, and Joe Jr. Waltz; great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Jayden, Gabriel, Jackson, Mason, Josie, Oliver, and Adrian; siblings: Larry Lee, Albert Lea, Minn.; Ron Lee, Clear Lake; and Jerry (Denise) Lee, Albert Lea, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Karen (Jim) Coomes, Joice; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Duane and Lois.