Goodwin Haugland


Goodwin Haugland

Goodwin Haugland

Goodwin Carlyle Haugland 95, Crosby, passed away Friday, October 6, 2023, at St. Luke’s Care Center, Crosby.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 11. 2023, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastors Emily and Zachariah Shipman officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Crosby. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Goodwin was born July 9, 1928, to Hans and Dina (Holde) Haugland in rural Crosby. He graduated from Crosby High School in 1947. Goodwin married his high school sweetheart, Marlys Molander, in 1947, in Plentywood, Montana.

Faith, family, farming, friends and community were the bedrocks of Goodwin’s life. He loved the Lord and was faithful at Concordia Lutheran Church for over 80 years spending many years teaching Sunday School and serving on the church council.

Raising his family was another love of Goodwin’s. He loved watching his children excel at sports and in school. In fact, he loved sports so much that he would often replay an entire game in the car on the way home and he was well known to stir it up with the referees if he felt they were being unfair. This love continued with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As he grew older, he took a special liking to the little children and he had pure joy recently in meeting the newest baby to his family, the first great-great-grandchild!

Goodwin was a proud farmer for most of his adult life after a brief time as a butcher. He farmed west of Crosby raising small grain crops and livestock. His favorite times on the farm were in the spring with the smell of fresh turned dirt and at harvest.

Goodwin also loved his friends and the community. He served for many years on the school board and was also president. During his time on the board, he led Crosby through rebuilding the high school after a fire and the combination into Divide County High School. He was quick to lend a hand to a neighbor in need and was extremely proud of Crosby and Divide County. During his later years, he gained more deep friendships at The Northern Lights Villa and as he said “You can’t beat the help here”. He was so appreciative of the staff at St. Luke’s Care Center – “you couldn’t find any better in any size town – tremendous”.

Goodwin is survived by children, Gregory (Joanne), Garrison; Mark (Peggy), Fargo; Kent (Dede), Crosby, and Joan (Joseph) McCusker, Fargo; daughter-in-law Diane (Butch); grandchildren, Tami (Caleb) Glass; Kari (Aaron) Edland; Drew Haugland; Grant (Sheila) Haugland; Amber Haugland; Kyle (Lisa) Haugland; Paige (Brian) Uran; Korey (Debjita) Haugland; Nathan (Tainá) McCusker; Taran McCusker, and Andrea (Calvin) Aichele; great-grandchildren, Perrin (Summer) and Trevor Goetzfridt; Joel, Andrew and Sophia Edland; Ryder Phelan; Brynn and Allyson Glass; Estelle and Grayson Haugland and Noah McCusker; and great-great-grandchild Micah Goetzfridt.

Goodwin was preceded in death by; dear wife, Marlys; son, Gerald “Butch”; grandson, Justin Haugland; parents and siblings.

Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby is in charge of arrangements.

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