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R. Marion Hougard
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Obituary for R. Marion Hougard

R. Marion Hougard, 82 of Bemidji, MN died Monday, August 10, 2015 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. She was born June 26, 1933 in Karlstad, MN the daughter of Reuben and Esther (Wetterlund) Dagen. She graduated from Karlstad High School. She married Earl Sherman Hougard June 7, 1952. She worked for the Karlstad State Bank for a number of years before moving to Bemidji and buying and running Animal Land. She loved working with all the animals. She also worked for Security Bank for a number of years until her retirement. She was always a great cook and she loved watching Nascar. She is survived by her daughter Caara Holmstrom of Bemidji; sons Sterling (Gayle) Hougard of Karlstad and Merritt (Karie) Hougard of Bemidji; 6 grandsons and 3 great granddaughters; sister-in-laws Vernice Sandgren of Bemidji and Dorothy Jordheim of Donnelly, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl and her siblings Duane, Carole, Merle and Sarah. Honorary Casketbearers will be her 6 grandsons and 3 great granddaughters: Andrew, Philip, Michael, Steven, Eric, Hunter, Kendall, Chelsea and Abigail. Condolences may be left at


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