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Founder of Concordia’s Language Villages dies at 84

Published 10/24/2012, EOT Focus

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – Even as a young boy, Gerhard “Gerry” Haukebo was fascinated with foreign countries and their cultures. His oldest daughter, Beth Haukebo, said she’s often heard the story of how he decided to dig a hole to China from his parents’ farm near Underwood. The plot didn’t work, but his passion for the foreign didn’t go away.

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