Age 66 ~ Wife, Mom, Grandma
Passed away suddenly December 31, 2018. Preceded in death by infant grandson Carter, brother Chuck, best buddy Steve Petersen, and dear friends Corky and Deb Jechorek and Pete Hawkenson. Survived by Loving husband Tom of 47 years; children Brenda (Tom) Laska, Tom, Tony, Brooke (Tim) Squillace; adoring grandchildren Christopher, Allison (Stephen) Engebretson, Austin, Samantha, Katelyn, Mikayla, Janae, Carly, Jenna, Connor, Sofia, Vincent, Sydney and Blaklee. Also survived by parents Perley and Viola Haugerud; siblings Bob Haugerud (Bonnie Kennett), Susie Andren, Jim (Faye) Haugerud, David (Sonia Krause) Haugerud, sister-in-law Judy Haugerud, life-long best friend Roxann Petersen, and numerous extended family members and friends. Carol’s greatest legacy will forever be all of her grandchildren. There was rarely a day that Carol didn’t have at least one of her grandkids. If she wasn’t attending one of their many events/functions, she would be teaching them new card games, doing crafts, or sharing her cooking and baking skills with them. She even had time to watch her grandpups, Summer, King Louie and Stella, and great-grandpup Mack, spoiling them with love and treats. But most of all, she will be dearly missed by her own precious pup Stoli. Carol’s love for children was deeply rooted. She spent her life as a wonderful daycare mom, not only for her grandchildren, but also to many other families’ children spanning over 30 years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Beyond her family, her love and compassion touched everyone that she met. She was always the first to donate her presence, her skills, and her knowledge to family and friends or to an organization in need. Carol and Tom spent many enjoyable years at Webb Lake and Breezy Point, aka their happy place, where they relaxed alone or with friends. Funeral Service Wednesday (1/9) 11:00 AM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul. Visitation Tuesday (1/8) from 4PM – 8PM and Wednesday (1/9) one hour prior to the service both at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family or donor’s choice.