Micah Haugland, 35, of Idaho Falls, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home in Idaho Falls after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 24, 1977, in Radcliffe, Iowa, to Kyle David Haugland and Kim Kristin Schultz Remien. He was born in his father's hometown. He grew up in Iowa, Minnesota and Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2005 with a B.S. in forest resources.
With the exception of a short stint in Denver and Weed, Calif., Micah lived and worked in Idaho. He was employed by the BLM for eight seasons as a wildland firefighter and later by the state of Idaho and the Forest Service as a forestry technician.
Micah grew up attending church in both Idaho Falls and Minnesota, but he felt the most at peace in the Idaho forests.
Micah was enthusiastic about soccer and was on AYSO and competition teams. He played for Idaho Falls High School and ISU's club team.
Micah enjoyed the backcountry, a good game of golf with friends, betting on the Super Bowl with his MorMor, and watching his Twins beat his Grandma Kate's White Sox and his Da's Cubbies. He was a wicked Scrabble player who could score 40 points with a three-letter word. He was his Uncle Dave's "Mudpuddy." Survivors include his parents, Kim and David Remien of Idaho Falls; brother, Bear (Ariane) Remien of Anchorage, Alaska; uncles and aunts, Mark and Karen Haugland of Duluth, Ga., Dave Haugland of Camarillo, Calif., Kate and Mike Reagan of Denver, and Jan Remien of Brookline, Mass.; grandmother, Arline Schultz of Aurora, Colo.; grandparents, Ralph and Kate Schultz of Conroe, Texas; grandfathers, Art Remien of Exeter, N.H., and Howard Haugland of Story City, Iowa; cousins, Brian, Mike and Eric Menna of Brookline, Mass., Annie Haugland of Decatur, Ga., Jason Haugland of Athens, Ga., and Tea Reagan of Denver; son, Logan Raquet of Moscow, Idaho; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kyle Haugland, and his grandmother, Marilyn Haugland.
A celebration of life service and get-together will take place later this summer. Services are tentatively planned for Friday, July 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N. Water Ave. in Idaho Falls, with a barbecue the afternoon of Saturday, July 20, at his parents' home in Idaho Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Micah's name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, or online at www.huntsmancancer.org; or to the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources Scholarship Program, Moscow, ID 83843.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.