James "Jim" Hauge

Dates

December 11, 1945 - August 17, 2020

Obituary

James “Jim” Hauge, 74, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 from complications of a hard fought 13 years with multiple myeloma at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Downtown Mitchell First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel. A live-stream can be viewed at: https://livestream.com/mitchell-fumc

James “Jim” Mads Hauge was born on December 11, 1945 to George and Josephine (Gillum) Hauge in Long Beach, CA. He was talented at a young age, learning to play the piano at 5 years old. Jim grew up in Torrence, CA, and graduated from high school in Torrence. After high school, he attended El Camino Junior College.

Jim was drafted into the Army, and served in Vietnam from July 1967 to July 1968. Upon returning from the Army, he worked for the City of Torrence. After working for the City, Jim worked as an independent contractor for Hunter Engineering for many years until his retirement. Jim was knowledgeable in many fields such as carpentry, mechanics, and was a computer wizard. Tools and knowledge were readily available for his guys.

In Jim’s retirement he loved to travel. He and his wife, Peg, traveled from continent to continent, and road tripped through the USA. He also restored old cars and a 1950 Harley. Jim was very family oriented, and loved watching his grandchildren in their activities. He would be the first to volunteer to chauffer his “girls” to their concerts. He and his granddaughter, Isabella, were 4th of July bean bag champs. Jim was also proud to receive “Yard of the Month” with help from George and his grandsons, Spencer and Dawson. Jim enjoyed trap shooting, and even played pickleball with some prodding from Peg and loved it!

Jim was active in the community as a member of Meals on Wheels, Love Feast, Snack Pack, DAV Transportation, NRA, VFW, and was a finance officer for American Legion Post 18 in Mitchell.

Jim is survived by his wife, Peggy; children, Trevor (Julie) Dierks, Mike Hauge, and Terra (Chad) Eldeen; grandchildren, Josie, Dawson, Spencer, Isabella, and Gabe; mother-in-law, Joyce O’Neal; sister-in-law, Paula (Pat) Doyle; brothers-in-law, Terry (Arlene) Buchholz and Craig (Cheryl) O’Neal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mitchell DAV Transportation Network at: 1420 N. Main St., Mitchell, SD 57301.


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
Downtown Mitchell First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Downtown Mitchell First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Live-stream:  https://livestream.com/mitchell-fumc

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery


Posted by Colette Lee on September 18, 2020
I met Jim in 1966 and we maintained some contact through the years. He had the best laugh ever. I am very saddened to hear of his death. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Tama Backlund on August 27, 2020
Peg, I am very sorry for your loss. Reading his obituary made me happy to know you had a partner as wonderful as you are❤️ Prayers for strength and peace for you and your family.
Posted by Rick McCutchen on August 22, 2020
Thanks for having Jim’s memorial service on a live stream so those of us not able to be in Mitchell could share in a service that was thoughtful with a solid positive message. “Memories are a treasure” and remembering those memories and stories of Jim was touching. His was a life well-lived!
Posted by Rick and Cheryl Thaler on August 21, 2020
Peg and family, so sorry to learn of Jim's passing and for you loss. Jim was a selfless and positive person.
Posted by Jamie Henkel on August 21, 2020
Peg, Trevor, Terra and families, So sorry to hear about Jim's passing my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by JIM & JAN HILTON on August 21, 2020
Peggy & family, Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. So glad you & Jim were able to go see country when you did. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Posted by Audrey Stahl on August 21, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.
Posted by Ken Thaler on August 21, 2020
Peg, so sorry to see Jim's passing. Prayers to you and family.
Posted by Joan Pfaff on August 20, 2020
Peg and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Larry and Elsie Melton on August 20, 2020
S
Rory to lose some one who was truly an inspiration to every one who knew him.
Posted by Dick & Darla Klinger on August 20, 2020
Peg and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We were praying for his recovery but he is in a much better place now. We will always remember him (and you) as one of the best neighbors we've ever had. God's peace to you all!
Posted by Terry Buchholz on August 20, 2020
Great brother in law
Posted by Rick McCutchen on August 20, 2020
Jim loss hurts. He was a “brother” to me for my last two years of high school. We shared great experiences and great memories. His family was the best! He was kind and caring. He had strong conservative values and loved his country. He was a patriot and a warrior. We all are the better for knowing him!
Posted by Pam Uecker on August 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Peg!
Posted by Dennis & Cheryl Kunkel on August 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim he was a great person, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Peg, Terra & Tervor & families
Posted by Rhonda Broski on August 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will be missed.
Posted by Vicky Herrick on August 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim. Prayers to you
Posted by David & Elizabeth and Ayvri Bren nd Saydee & Jaide on August 19, 2020
Our condolences to the family! Prayers and Hugs! Rip Jim.❤
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on August 19, 2020
So sorry for this loss of a guy that was great to everyone . He will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him ! You all are in our thoughts and prayers .
Posted by Paula on August 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and will be missed.
Posted by Tami Haiar Krogman on August 19, 2020
So saddened and sorry for your lose Peg, Terra and Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sadness!! Hugs!!
Posted by Karen Spelbring on August 19, 2020
Dear Peg & family, I was both shocked & saddened to hear of your loss. May God's love surround you & comfort you at this difficult time.
Jim was a neat guy. He will be missed. Please call on us if there is anything we can do for you. Sending lots of love, hugs & prayers your way. ❤️🤗🙏
Posted by Warren And kathy Zens on August 19, 2020
Was a great person and friend will be missed
Posted by Debbie Emme on August 19, 2020
Met him while working for the Veteran Service Office. He was always willing to help, no matter if it was for DAV van driving or for scouts! He loved showing his pictures of the family or his safari trip! He will truly be missed! Prayers Peggy & family!
Posted by Carol Hasz on August 18, 2020
Jim was a faithful delivery driver for Love Feast. We will miss his smile.
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