Albert “Ben” Haugh, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed to spirit, June 8, 2019. He was born on the home farm, March 20, 1936, near Valley, rural LaFarge, WI. The son of Delma Dolan Haugh and Joseph W. Haugh. He attended school in Valley and Hillsboro. Ben married Renee Ames on June 21, 1969. He passed 13 days before their 50th anniversary. He worked at NCR at Viroqua, then moved to Colorado Springs, and back to Wisconsin. He was employed by GM in Janesville, and then in Fort Wayne. Ben was a self-taught musician, playing piano and complete songs before going to school. His mother said he was playing before his hands were big enough to reach the chords. The entire family played music together. Ben sang in quartet, played for weddings, funerals, and all occasions. He played with several groups including; Mel Williams and Otis. Ben is survived by his wife, Renee; daughter-in-law, Tiffany Sanders Haugh; and his number one grandson, Aiden Haugh; brother, Frank; sister, Beverly Odegaard. He was preceded in death by his son, Aaron James Haugh, age 32, on April 24, 2009. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 4-8pm, with prayer service at 8pm, at Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 4602 Newaygo Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46808. Ben wants to thank all of the medical staff for the care and comfort through his passing. Memorials can be made to the family for his headstone. A service for him will be at a later date in Wisconsin.
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