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James Bruder

October 4, 1950 — June 13, 2016

James Bruder 65, of Kamiah, Idaho moved on to his Heavenly home Monday, June 13, 2016.

He was born October 4, 1950 to Edward and Juanita (Shook) Bruder in Long Prairie, MN. He grew up on a farm near Browerville, MN. Jim was the third of nine children. He had one brother and seven sisters. His childhood was spent helping on the family farm.

While home on leave from the Coast Guard, Jim met his wife Mary at a dance in Round Prairie, MN. They were married on June 29, 1974. Jim and Mary lived in various towns in Minnesota until moving to Idaho the fall of 1983, where he had found a job working in a sawmill in Kooskia, ID. He worked there until 2006, when he retired. His wife Mary found a job in the nearby town of Kamiah.

In 1989 a daughter, Melissa, the apple of her dad's eye was born. And a grandson, Crowe, his lil' fishing buddy, as he called him was born November 24, 2015.

Jim was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending summers soaking up the sunshine in his lawn chair and camping in various areas of the Idaho and other states as well. He especially enjoyed traveling to Mackinaw City, MI to attend his Coast Guard reunions.

Jim is survived by his wife Mary, daughter and son-in-law Melissa (Austin) Barton and grandson Crowe; his mother, Juanita Bruder of Lewiston, Idaho; his brother Neal (Tess) Bruder of Green River, WY, six sisters, Sharlee (Ray)Heckmaster of Eagle Bend, MN, Nancy (Scott)Merritt of Long Prairie, MN; Peggy (Darrell) Rundle of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Jill Bruder (Randy) of Kamiah, Anita Bruder (Larry) of Lewiston and Shelly West of Couer d'Alene, ID and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his dad Edward, infant sister Kathleen, niece Amanda, nephew Joel, brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Sharon, and his in-laws Roman and Sophia.

Memorial Mass with Military Honors will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kamiah, Idaho. A luncheon by the Altar Society will follow in the church dining hall.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.
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