Roland “Mugs” Lee Hauge was born December 20, 1931 at Wessington Springs, SD to Thomas and Minnie (Wait) Hauge. He attended school in Wessington Springs and graduated from the eighth grade in Huron. He lived with Laurence and Ellen Wait for a couple of years and then traveled to the west coast where he worked in a dairy and a door factory. In 1952 he returned to Wessington Springs. Also in 1952 he was drafted into the US Army where he was stationed in Korea during the Korean War. On October 24, 1954 he married Krola Knigge in Wessington Springs. He worked on the Edgar Johnson Ranch north of White Lake for a number of years, then worked construction on the Big Ben Dam and did road construction. For sixteen years he was a mechanic at Wait’s Garage in White Lake and then managed the White Lake City Bar until he retired.
He is survived by his four children: Rick Hauge of Valley Springs, Martin (Jody) Hauge, Rocky (Marsha) Hauge and Rhonda (Don J.) Bies all of White Lake; one sister, Phyllis Tschetter; one half brother, Dennis Palmer; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Krola in January 2007, one brother Robert and numerous half brothers and half sisters.