GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Mark C. Haugen

CHINOOK - Mark C. Haugen, 94, a longtime Chinook-area resident, died of natural causes Monday at a Chinook nursing home.

His funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mark is survived by sons Gordon (Linda) Haugen of Chinook and Les (Arlene) Haugen of Great Falls; grandchildren Mike (Denise) of Spokane, Wash., Linda (Tom) Tangen of Albuquerque, N.M., Mark (Billie) Haugen of Chinook, Matt (Lori) Haugen of Portland, Ore., and Randy and Robbie Edwards; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mark was born Aug. 6, 1910, to Chris and Anna (Anderson) Haugen, on a farm seven miles northeast of Glasgow. As a young man, he worked on the Fort Peck Dam.

He married Ruth Matchett on Nov. 27, 1934, in Wolf Point, and they farmed north of Glasgow on what is now the Anderson place on Cherry Creek. Their two sons, Gordon and Leslie, were born there. In 1942, they bought a farm four miles west of Chinook. He retired in 1980, after which they resided in Chinook.

Mark enjoyed fishing and golfing with friends. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church and Eagles Club in Chinook.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, on Feb. 4, 1991; brothers Clarence and Harold Haugen; sisters Clara Hilden, Bertina Hill, Agnes Kolstad and Olga Benson; and a great-grandson Chad Haugen.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.