Raymond W. Haugland (Ray), 67, of Burnsville, MN has died on January 6, 2014 after a ten year battle with cancer.
Ray was born on October 7th 1946 in Duluth, MN to Arley and Helen Haugland. He graduated from Proctor High school in 1964, went on to attend UMD, and then served a tour in the Philippines as an Air Force Intelligence serviceman.
As a distinguished entrepreneur, Ray thrived in his passion for helping others through business. He leaves behind a strong legacy of leadership through Freedom Services, Inc. where he diligently served his clientele for over 35 years. Rays heart for leading extends far beyond the marketplace into all aspects of his life as a wonderful husband, father, leader and mentor. His legacy will continue on through his family, businesses and the Ray Haugland Foundation.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Yvonne; five children: Renee Manavis, Raymond Haugland, Jr., Rebecca Haugland, Ryan Hoffman, Ross Haugland, and six beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, John Haugland, and two sisters, Vickie (Guy) Ross and Janice LeSarge, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. There are also countless friends and colleagues who continue to stand with his family even after his passing.
His family asks that memorials be made to the Ray Haugland Foundation whose mission is to provide valuable resources towards youth hockey development. As a passionate player and coach, Rays fathering heart comes through once again in helping others succeed. This foundations first goal is to develop a grant for the Burnsville youth hockey program that will help supply children with the resources needed to participate in this wonderful sport.
A public visitation will be held Friday, January 10th at White Funeral Home in Burnsville, MN between 5:00pm-8:00pm.
A second visitation will be held the following morning, Saturday, January 11th at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN. His memorial service will begin at 11:00am and a luncheon will follow immediately in the Fellowship Hall. Condolences at www.whitefuneralhomes.com