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Ellen M. (Martin) Haselhuhn, 91, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of West Liberty, died Monday, May 29th, 2017 at her home.
Ellen was born in North English, IA on April 8th,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 remember 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.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 2nd 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 3rd at 9:30am at Hope Community Church with Rev. Mike Gaudet officiating. The burial will be at the North English, IA cemetery at 5:30 pm.
Published on  June 1, 2017
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