James Bruce Haupt Profile Photo

James Bruce Haupt

April 22, 1941 — July 10, 2024

Kalispell, Montana

James (Jim) Bruce Haupt, 83, passed away July 10th, 2024, in Kalispell, MT.

He was born April 22, 1941, to Henry and Kay Haupt in Minneapolis, MN. He spent his formative years in Chicago, IL, and Scottsdale, AZ. He moved to Montana in 1970 and was a resident of Flathead County for the remainder of his life.

In his youth, he wanted to be a cowboy and a police officer. He took a great deal of pride in his entire work career and resulting adventures and spoke of them often. From 1963-1970, he worked for United Airlines at the Seattle/Tacoma airport in various positions and enjoyed telling stories about the people he had met.
From 1970-1974, he worked as a part time cowboy and freelance photographer, fulfilling his goal of being a cowboy, and spent a year living on a ranch within Glacier Park in Polebridge, MT. He worked as a still photographer for the movie "Winterhawk" and "The Winds of Autumn". He also worked for the Flathead County Sheriff's Office from 1975-2004 as a sheriff's deputy, communications officer, and supervisor of communication, as well as a coroner from 1983-2004.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Tanya Ford; stepson, Jerry Donald Luckey; parents, Henry and Kay Haupt; and half-brother, Dudly Ryan (Judy). He is survived by his wife, Sandra Haupt; stepson, Larry Luckey (Nancy); granddaughters Alexis Ford (Swayne Slaven), Taylor Luckey, Teagan Luckey; great-grandsons, August Slaven, Talon Bolstad, and Jeton Bolstad; and sister, Barbara Nacol.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, 1890 US 93, Kalispell, MT on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home caring for the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Bruce Haupt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Add to Calendar

Buffalo Hill Funeral Home & Crematory

1890 Hwy 93 North
Kalispell, MT 59901

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 71

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors