Howard (Slim) E. Haug, Sr.

Howard (Slim) E. Haug, Sr.

Howard was born January 28,1935 on a farmstead north of Arnold, Kansas to Everett and Jessie (Charles) Haug. Howard passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 22, 2021.

They moved to Gravette, Arkansas during his very young years then moved back to Kansas to a farm north of Arnold where he attended country school. He loved to spend his time riding his bicycle, hunting, and fishing.

He'd always bring his 'catch' home no matter how awful. From coyotes to skunks to raccoons and many other wild creatures, much to his mothers chagrin!

Howard married Rosanna Herrman October 21, 1956 at Ness, Kansas. To this union was born three children; Diane, Howard Jr., and Philip. Howard and Rosanna lived all over southeast Kansas in their early years together before settling in Garden City where they stayed for over 40 years. Howard worked as the Yard Supervisor at Cash and Carry Lumber for 40 plus years and Rosanna worked as a nurse at St. Catherines' Hospital for 20 years. Howard loved to spend his weekends deer hunting at his cabin in Trego County.

Howard and Rosanna retired to Ransom Kansas where they spent their last 20+ years together. He spent his time in retirement out at his cabin, hunting, raising cattle, planting big gardens of potatoes, vegetables, wheat, cane, and pumpkins which he loved to share with all the town folks.

He also raised burrows for several years and even won first place in the Old Settler's Parade with his burrows.

Howard loved his family and fed them well. Howard took very good care of his wife Ann, he cooked for her and helped her with daily tasks. He was a generous and kindhearted man who always helped someone when they needed a helping hand. One of his many joys was feeding all his grandkids when they'd come to visit. He will always be remembered for his famous Angus beef cheese burgers and home made pancakes.

Howard is preceded in death by both parents, brothers Kenneth and Dallas Haug, son Phil and daughter-in-law Sheila Haug,

Howard is survived by his wife Rosanna of 64 years, daughter Diane and her husband Mitch Keim, son Howard (Sonny) Jr. and wife Cheryl Haug, 9 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken taken place and small private memorial for the family will follow at a later date.

Posted online on May 26, 2021