Micah Haugland, 35, of Idaho Falls, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home in Idaho Falls after a courageous battle with cancer. At the time of his death, Micah was under the care of Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
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 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, 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 (Annie) 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 (Allie) 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 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N. Water Ave. in Idaho Falls. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday after the service at Tautphaus Park near the baseball field off Boulevard 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; the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources Scholarship Program, Moscow, ID 83843; or to Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.