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Joni Leean Haugland

February 14, 1965 — September 11, 2023

Devils Lake

Joni Leean Haugland

Joni Leean Haugland died on Monday, September 11, 2023 at her home in Devils Lake, ND.  

Joni was born in Devils Lake, ND on February 14, 1965 along with her twin sister, Jodi, to Wayne & Diana (Hoffman) Haugland.  She grew up in the Hampden, ND area and attended the Hampden Public School, Alsen Public School, and graduated from Munich Public School.  Joni achieved a Bachelor and Associate Degree of Medical and Legal Secretary at Lake Region Community College in Devils Lake, ND.

After graduating from college, Joni cared for children for a couple of families in the Devils Lake area.  Also during this time, she sang & played in the family band with her father and Jodi at many weekend gigs, weddings, and any other occasions until 1990.  To this day, Joni and Jodi sang at many church weddings, funerals, and events.  Joni also sang with the River Road band led by Sue Schwab and Amy Azure.

In 1990, Joni began working for the Haugland, Halbach, and Halbach Law Firm in Devils Lake, ND.  Joni appreciated and cared for the people she worked with at the Law Office.  In 2004 when the Law Firm closed, Joni began working for the Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake, ND where she was currently employed.   The people at the Law Enforcement Center were Joni’s second family.  They helped her when family was unable to whether that be giving her a ride home from work, moving furniture, or checking on her when her family worried about her.  Joni valued their friendship and her family is very grateful that they were a part of her life. 

Joni is survived by her father Wayne Haugland, Hampden, ND; brother Tory Haugland, Devils Lake, ND; sisters Jodi (Richard) Kurtz, St. Michael, ND, Tanya (Mark) Pero, Duluth, MN, Trisa (Jason) Unruh, Aberdeen, SD, Janna (Andrew) Haider, Munich, ND; nieces and nephews Amanda Haugland, Michael Haugland, Michelle (Trent) Askelson, Anthony (Meghann) McCloud, Adam McCloud, Sara (Daniel) Hogan, Alex Kurtz, Ethan Unruh, Dylan (Tabitha) Unruh, Haley (Robert) Boyd, Hunter Haider, Hanna Haider along with many great nieces and great nephews.  Joni was also a godparent to Michael Haugland, Michelle (Trent) Askelson, and Sara (Daniel) Hogan.  

Joni was preceded in death by her mother Diana (Hoffman) Haugland; grandparents Earl and Norma Haugland and Archie and Alma Hoffman; godparent and uncle Ronald Lunde; and uncle Gary Haugland.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services for Joni will be on Saturday, September 16th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with burial in the Storlie Cemetery, rural Hampden ND.


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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, September 15, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 16, 2023

10:30am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Burial to follow lunch at the Storlie Cemetery, Hampden, ND

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