Dr. Michael Bernard Haugen, DVM
Michael B. "Mike" Haugen 67 of Rhinelander, Wisconsin died Tuesday, September 12 surrounded by his loving wife and friends at Friendly Village Nursing Home due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia. He was born in New Hampton, Iowa on June 28, 1956 to Bernard "Barney" and MaryAnn (Buchholtz) Haugen. Mike graduated from New Hampton Community High School and obtained his bachelor's degree and doctorate in veterinary medicine at Iowa State University. Mike married Kimberly "Kim" McGee on September 2, 1994.
Mike loved cows and practiced veterinary medicine for food-producing animals. Mike owned and operated County Line Veterinary Services in Van Dyne, Wisconsin for many years. After his retirement, he and Kim bought a farm in Antigo, Wisconsin. They operated a dairy farm and organic rotational grazing operation for dairy heifers. He was passionate about holistic resource management and sustainable food production.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a lifelong Cubs and Packers fan. He was a very talented cook and described himself as an amateur gourmet chef.
Survivors include his wife, Kim; mother, MaryAnn; children, Matthew (Kerry) Haugen and Rebecca (Gerald) Bailey; grandchildren, Mercedes Haugen and Jeffrey Bailey; siblings, Dennis (Linda) Haugen, Susan (Matthew) Bravard, and Jeffrey (Joan) Haugen, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Barney; brother, David Haugen; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service at the Bradley Funeral Home, 1550 Neva Rd., Antigo. Cremation has taken place.
If you are unable to join us in person, the service will be live on the Bradley Funeral Home Facebook page. https://fb.me/e/1p3qs2KNu
Memorial contributions in Mike's name can be made to your local food pantry, Salvation Army, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff on the Memory Care unit at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
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Kim and family, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We knew him very well from when I rented pasture for heifers years ago. When my late husband died, he brought over soup and even asked if he could help me some. I kept the farm going until I re-married my milk hauler, Patrick Brecklin. Pat knew Mike from when he picked up milk at your farm on County Rd. I and he told me that Mike made delicious yogurt. So many memories and it's hard to believe that a guy so smart could have dementia. He was only a few months younger than I am. Here on earth, we lost a veterinarian, but Heaven gained a vet to take care of all of the cattle, horses and more. Much love and sympathy from Patrick and Beverly (Bennett) Brecklin
Kim, so sorry to hear the news of Mike's passing. Sending healing thoughts your way. Sonja Murray