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Leif Hauge 1925-2019


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 2:04pm

Leif Hauge passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, Ill.

Leif Hauge was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Oslo, Norway, the son of Hilmar and Margret (Lund) Hauge. Leif was a witness to history when, at age 15, the Germans invaded Norway in April 1940. Living for five years under occupation left a lasting impression on Leif.

After the war, Leif served in the Norwegian Navy. Leif legally came to America in November 1948 aboard the ship Stavangerfjord, where he became a citizen five years later.

Leif's career started with the Scandinavian Airlines company (SAS), working in wei...

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