Graveside services for Faith M. Haukaas will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in the Unity Garden.
Faith Marie Haukaas, 53, passed away with family by her side Sunday, July 7, 2019, after a long battle with myotonic muscular dystrophy and congestive heart failure.
Faith was born May 23, 1966, in Rosebud, South Dakota, to William Haukaas and Helen Whiting-Moran.
In 1972, she moved to Casper, Wyoming, with her family, then relocated to Gillette, Wyoming, in 1978.
In her late twenties she met the father of her son. Faith gave birth to Michael Jacob Aune in 1996, who passed away due to complications at birth caused by myotonic dystrophy. She was diagnosed with heart failure shortly after.
Faith spent a majority of her time babysitting her niece and nephew until moving back to Mission, South Dakota. After moving back, she worked at Buche Grocery store, where she met the love of her life, Dan Petersen, in 2009. They spent their time enjoying each other’s company, watching movies, and spending time with family.
In 2017, she moved back to Gillette, Wyoming, to live at the Legacy until her passing. Faith enjoyed playing bingo, telling stories, and watching murder mystery shows. She was a wonderful storyteller and her stories will be greatly missed. In her last few years, Faith promised to stick around to meet her great nephew. She kept her word and made it to help celebrate his first birthday. Faith had an infectious personality and loved very passionately. She was extremely loved and will be deeply missed.
Faith is proceeded in death by her father William Haukaas; step-father Ronald (Spec) Moran; son Michael Aune; nephew Trevor O’Brien, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Faith is survived by her mother Helen Whiting-Moran; brother Jake Haukaas; sister Crystal Haukaas; significant other Dan Petersen; niece Melissa O’Brien (Kody Raleigh) and great-nephew Gunner Raleigh.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Legacy, Dr. Phil McMahill, and Close to Home Hospice House for their exceptional care to both Faith and family during this difficult transition.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette, Wyoming. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.