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Founder of Concordia's Language Villages dies at 84

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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.

"He had an interest, a wanderlust, from a very early age," she said.

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