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April 20, 1941 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Norris “Snort” Paul Hushagen was born on April 20, 1941 to Anton and Nora (Odegaard) Hushagen.  He was delivered on the family farm in Erskine, MN by his dad and was the youngest of 15 children.  He lived on the farm and attended school in Gonvick, MN through high school.  

After school, he worked pipelining in northern MN and in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas.  There he met and married his first wife, Donna, and they had a son, Martin Dale. They divorced and he entered the army in August of 1966.  He completed 3 years of service, including 1 year in Vietnam and 1 year in Panama, as a high security cryptographer.  After the service, he came back to MN and began working as a technical specialist for Xerox Corporation, where he worked until retirement at age 54.

Norris met Cheryl (Restad) Hushagen in Minneapolis in June of 1970 and they were married on June 28, 1975 in Pelican Rapids, MN.  They welcomed 2 children, Michael and Laurie, in 1976 and 1979. He also attended flight school and earned his private pilot’s license. The family moved to Rush Point, MN in December of 1979, where they built the home he lived in for the rest of his life. He attended and was involved in activities at Calvary Lutheran of Rush Point.

Snort and Cheryl loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and traveling. They enjoyed many horseback trips with family and close friends, fishing at Pine Lake and family vacations every year.

Snort passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and children on March 25, 2024. He was 82 years old. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle to many and will be dearly missed.

Norris was preceded in death by his parents Anton and Nora (Odegaard) Hushagen; siblings, Raymond, Orville, Lester, Arvid, Berton, Norma Linstroth, Orpha Iseminger, Inez Hushagen, and Verna Ellsworth; brother-in-law Donald Bruce Restad.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl; children Martin (Donna) Ward, Michael Hushagen, and Laurie (Kris) Bakke; grandchildren, Kevin Ward, Kristian Ward, Rachael Ward, Tyler Hushagen, Aron Hushagen, Ryan Bakke, and Erik Bakke; several great grandchildren; siblings, Arlow (Isabelle) Hushagen, JoAnne Lachelt, Naomi Moe, Marlice Gilmore, and Iola Person; brother and sisters-in-law, Stuart (Birdie) Restad and Terri Restad; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point with the Rev. Dr. Vicki VanderVegt officiating.  

Memorial Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO: Calvary Lutheran Church- Rush Point or St. Croix Hospice or a worthy charity of your choice.

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Memorial Visitation
April 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Calvary Lutheran - Rush Point
600 Rush Point Dr
Stanchfield, MN 55080

Memorial Service
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Calvary Cemetery- Rush Point
600 Rush Point Dr
Stanchfield, MN 55080


Calvary Lutheran Church - Rush Point
600 Rush Point Dr, Stanchfield MN 55080
Tel: 1-320-358-4829

St. Croix Hospice
6041 Main Street - Suite G, North Branch MN 55056
Tel: 1-763-689-3735

A worthy charity of your choice


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