Ellen Mae Haselhuhn

Haselhuhn, Ellen

April 8, 1926 ~ May 29, 2017

Ellen M. (Martin) Haselhuhn, 91, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of West Liberty, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home.

A visitation with family present will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6-8pm at Hope Community Church 27213 473rd. Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108 with a prayer service at 7pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3, at Hope Community Church with Rev. Mike Gaudet officiating. The burial will be at the North English, IA cemetery at 5:30 pm.

Ellen was born in North English, IA on April 8, 1926, the daughter of Ethel (Coates) and Glen Martin. She was married to Garland E. Haselhuhn, May 21, 1950, in Ottumwa, IA.

Ellen was a 1944 graduate of North English High School and later graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972. She worked for John Deer while living in Ottumwa. She and her husband Garland, owned Garland’s Super Value Grocery Store and Garland’s Pizza – a place for the youth and families of West Liberty. She later worked at Medical Labs at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics and the Laboratory for Political Research at the U of I and retired from the department of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1999.

Ellen was a member of the West Liberty School Board, the American Legion Auxiliary and president of Chi Mota Women’s club and West Liberty Band parents. Ellen was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church in West Liberty, Bethany Baptist church in Iowa City, and later Hope Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Ellen was an active member of the community and school district, as she substitute taught, and accompanied for many vocal and instrumental solos and concerts. During her earlier years, Ellen accompanied The King’s Singers a men’s quartet. She served as pianist and organist, music director and coordinator in the churches she attended throughout her life. Ellen will always be remembered for her love of family, friends, music, beautiful flowers and faith in Christ.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Hiatt of Huntsville, AL, daughter, Marcia (Mike) Gaudet of Sioux Falls, SD, a son, Jeff (Shelly) Haselhuhn of Humboldt, IA and daughter Michelle (Douglas) Young of Overland Park, KS. Seven grandsons, Gavin Gaudet of Sioux Falls, SD, Jarod Haselhuhn of Humboldt, IA, Jesse Haselhuhn of Ames, IA, Jason Haselhuhn of Clive, IA Jonah Haselhuhn of Ames, IA Eric (Beth) Young of Kansas City, MO and Evan (Brianna) Young of Cedar Rapids, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her husband Garland.

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  • Michael Litz says:

    I am deeply sorry for our loss.

  • Tammy Jones says:

    Marcia and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your devoted mother, sister, grandmother, friend. I hope that through the celebration of life you have planned this weekend that you will find multiple opportunities to smile peacefully despite the pain you undoubtedly feel in your heart because you know she is now no longer with you but you take solace in knowing that your sweet mother (sister, grandmother) is now dancing along with the angelic inhabitants of heaven with Jesus. As you walk through this valley, may Jesus’ perfect love and peace shelter and blanket your hearts providing each of you with individualized moments of comfort that you will be assured in your faith.

  • AseraCare Hospice says:

    During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team

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