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Maudine Pauline Lauseng

April 5, 1929 — June 14, 2020

Maudine Lauseng passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Custer, South Dakota.

Maudine Pauline Roberts was born April 5, 1929 to Edward and Mae (Hebbert) Roberts in Dawes County, Chadron, Nebraska. She was the first of eight children. She attended various country schools and two in the city of Chadron. Midway through the 4th grade, she came with her family to Custer, SD. After 4th grade the family moved to Keystone, SD. She attended school for 3 years in Keystone. The family then moved to Florence, SD where she attended school for 2½ years. In her freshman year she left school to go to Minneapolis, MN, where she worked as a waitress.

On December 20, 1945, she was joined in marriage to Leonard Lauseng in Webster, SD. To this union 7 children were born. They farmed near South Shore, SD and Milbank, SD until 1950. They moved to Mora, MN where they farmed until 1957. A serious health problem for Leonard forced them off the farm. In 1959, they moved to Pine City, MN. Maudine worked as a waitress, cook, factory worker, and finally as a nurse’s aide until 1976. She entered Nursing School in Anoka, MN and graduated as an LPN in 1977.  She worked one year in a nursing home and in the Kanabec Hospital in Mora, MN until 1981 when Leonard was forced into retirement. They moved to Chadron, NE where Maudine worked in the hospital in Rushville, NE until 1985. Maudine enjoyed camping, traveling, and helping others. She visited 47 states, Canada, Israel, Sweden, Russia and Mexico. She was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Maudine moved to Custer, SD where she worked at the Developmental Center until it closed in 1996 and she retired.  

Maudine is survived by her children LeRoy (Dorene) Lauseng of Chula Vista CA, Roselee (Donald) Blazek of Rush City, MN, William Lauseng of Custer, SD, Wendell (Joyce) Lauseng of Fairmont, MN, Cameron (Deborah) Lauseng of Brimfield, IL; sons-in-law, Larry Auers of Billings, MT, DeWayne Gunderson of Taylors Falls, MN; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Maudine is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mae Roberts; husband Leonard Lauseng; daughters Wanda Gunderson and Penny Auers; one great-granddaughter Ash Chloe; daughter-in-law Dorene Lauseng; five sisters and one brother.

Pastor Lee Beecher will officiate funeral services for Maudine: 11 AM; Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with a time of visitation planned for one hour prior to the service all at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City, Minnesota.

She will be laid to rest with her husband Leonard Lauseng at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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