SUNBURST - Former Great Falls resident Bradley W. Haugen, 55, of Sunburst, the chief of passenger traffic for Customs and Border Protection at Sweet Grass, died of cardiac complications Saturday at a Shelby hospital.
A memorial is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Toole County High School gym in Sunburst. Whitted Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Jenna Haugen and a son, Aaron Haugen, both of Sunburst; sisters, Pam Wentworth of St. Louis, Mo., and Andi Baumgardner of Great Falls.
Brad was born Sept. 11, 1951, in Great Falls to Walter and Margaret (Poncelet) Haugen where he grew up and graduated from C.M.Russell High School in 1969.
After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, he taught music in the Sunburst School District from 1973 to 1984. He then joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Sweet Grass.
He married Sharon Kinakin on Oct. 20, 1979, at Milk River, and they later divorced.
Along with being an avid model railroad enthusiast, Brad enjoyed watching Dish TV, computers, any elec-tronic gadget, music, putting up elaborate lighted Christmas decorations and his two dogs, Abby and Tasha. He especially loved spending time with his children.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Bradley Haugen Memorial Scholarship Fund for North Toole County High School Students will be estab-lished.
Condolences may be sent online to whittedfuneralchapel.com