HAUGEN, Marty. b. Zumbrota, Minnesota, 30 December 1950. He was one of five children of the marriage of Milton and Gwen (née Prestemon) Haugen. The family often gathered to sing around the piano accompanied by his mother. Haugen studied piano, violin, trombone and organ lessons through high school, and played organ in the local Lutheran church which his family attended. Following his father's sudden death, his mother, an English major from St Olaf College, became the editor of the local newspaper and ‘brought a wonderful and expansive vision of the larger world to us’ (M. Haugen email 1/1/13). Haugen attended Luther College, Decorah, Iowa (BA 1973) where he studied piano and music theory...
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