Sidney “Sid” Al Haugen, 50, a Gildford farmer, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home in Gildford from cancer.
His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, with Pastor Eddie Fallo officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery A fellowship luncheon will be held at the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Center immediately after graveside services. Memorial contributions in Sid’s honor may be made to Bear Paw Hospice, the Gift Of Life, Hi-Line Sletten Cancer Center, Havre-Hill County Library or a memorial of one’s choice. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Sid was born Aug. 14, 1958, to H. John and Beverly (Olsen) Haugen in Havre, Mont. He was raised and educated in Kremlin, attending Kremlin and KG schools and then Northern Montana College, graduating with his business agriculture degree in 1980. Sid married his high school sweetheart Sande Lee on Aug. 25, 1979. Together they made their home in Gildford and raised three beautiful daughters, Sasha, Sheree and Shea. Sid enjoyed farming, bowling, playing cards, games, skiing and visiting with friends. He spent many happy hours with his family and was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help with any projects they were trying to complete. He was a member of the Gildford Baptist Church and served in many capacities. He was a member of the Gildford Volunteer Fire Department. Sid was a very kind and caring person. He was loved by all who knew him. He always had a smile and brought a lot of humor to many people’s lives. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his father H. John Haugen in 1980. Sid is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Sande; his daughters, Sasha (Josh Tonkovich) Haugen of Billings, Mont. And Sheree and Shea Haugen both of Bozeman, Mont.; his mother, Bev Haugen of Kremlin, Mont,; his brother, Cal Haugen of California; and sisters, JoHanna (Bruce) Kapperud of Gildford, Mont., and Kim (Mark) Huajardo of California; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many friends.