Larry Dean Haakenson, age 59, passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father Monday, February 6, 2023.
A memorial service was held July 22, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church, Tioga.
Larry was born November 13, 1963, to Kermit and Agnes (Kvam) Haakenson in Williston. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith (Zion Free). He was raised in Tioga, and graduated from Tioga High School in 1982.
After high school he attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton. In May 1984, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Electronics. He went to work at Zytec Corporation, Redwood Falls, Minnesota for one year. He then returned to NDSSS in 1986, and earned a degree in Electronic Technology. He was named to the President’s Honor Roll.
He spent several years working as an electrician in Anaheim, California. He returned to North Dakota and Minnesota in 1988, and worked for several companies as an electrician and then in 1997, he started his own electrical company Haakenson Electric in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. In 2006, he changed the name of his company to K and H Electric (Kvam and Haakenson).
He was still in business when he passed away. He was a very good electrician and very loved by his clients. He is sorely missed. He resided in his own home in Cottage Grove, Minnesota from 1996, until his death.
On July 13, 2013, he was united in· marriage to Galina Shevelev Pigeon. They had a beautiful wedding on a boat on the St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Larry was an avid hunter for many years. He loved fishing with his dad, nephews and friends. He had a real love of music and had a great voice.
Larry is survived by wife, Galina; step children, Elena Obolochkova and Alex Shevelev; step granddaughter, Anastasia Obolochkova; sisters, Karen (Andy) Anderson and Helene (Rodger) Olson; nephews, Mark, Matthew (Holly) and Michael Anderson; Aaron, Brent, David (Tiffany) and Ben Olson; six great nephews and six great nieces.
He was preceded in death by parents, Kermit and Agnes (Kvam) Haakenson and niece-in-law Kendra Olson.
Blessed be his memory!!