Lois J. Normington Haugner (96) passed peacefully on Saturday, July 10th. She is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Martha and Charles Normington, her brothers, Jim and Jerry Normington, loving husband John C. Haugner, Sr. and her youngest son, Jerry R. Haugner. She is survived by her 3 children; John C. Haugner, Jr, Jim C. Haugner and Julie A. Haugner Bonenfant, 4 grandchildren; Krista Haugner Sieg, Casey Haugner Wrenn, John Haugner, III and Meredith Haugner Alvarez, 9 great grandchildren, and Foster daughter Dr. Tara M Fellner Williams.
Lois was born at home in Marshfield, WI, on January 21, 1925, during a blizzard. Because the doctor could not arrive until the next day (and he needed a one horse open sleigh to get through all the snow!) her birthday was recorded officially the day after she was born – a fact she celebrated every year.
Lois met John Haugner at Lawrence College (now University) in Appleton, WI, during WWII where he was enrolled in Naval Officer training and she was a student of psychology. Their teenage love affair lasted their whole lives. They were married shortly after the war ended in St Augustine, FL and returned to Lawrence so that John could complete his business degree. Lois had graduated several years earlier and worked on campus.
The couple had 4 children. Lois provided the love, determination and a great example as Mother and she did it with grace and grit while John traveled for business. Besides being a full time mother, she was John’s partner in several businesses and also served as an elementary school secretary in Appleton, WI.
Lois loved her family, her husband, and all life had to offer. She was a devoted member of the Appleton Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. She and John traveled extensively, loved camping and fishing at Hartmann Creek State Park outside of Waupaca, WI, and went ballooning in their 70s. She was also an award winning photographer.
The extended Haugner family recently gathered and had a celebration of life for both Lois and Jerry. No further events are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the Family suggests that you might consider a small donation to the activity fund at Prairie Home Assisted Living in Menasha, WI. The care Lois received there during the last 3+ years of her long life was Marvelous!
She will be missed dearly by her loving family and friends.