SALMON, ID – Monte William Bruhn, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60 on June 9, 2019, in Salmon. Monte was born in Moscow on January 30, 1959, to Dave Bruhn and Marlene Bruhn-Ankrom.
He was a proud member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation of Mayetta, Kansas. He grew up with his siblings Sam, Tony, and Tami and graduated from Hagerman High School in 1977, where he was active in the FFA, basketball and still holds a record in track. He attended and graduated with a bachelors from the University of Idaho where he was active in the Farmhouse Fraternity.
Monte married Annabella Plant in 1984, and together they had a daughter, Jaclyn. He then married the love of his life Diane Bruhn in 2005 in Buhl.
Monte loved riding horses, roping and hunting. He had a very special connection with many people and enjoyed laughing with friends and family members. Monte never served in the military but honored those who have served through his work with a nonprofit he called Hunts for Heroes. He took more than 100 wounded warriors on hunts throughout Idaho sharing his love for the outdoors, hunting and horses and was key in passing a bill to allow all disabled veterans to hunt in the state. Monte was an agronomist for Simplot and owner of his own business.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dave Bruhn and his step-father Harry Clark.
Monte is survived by his beloved wife Diane Bruhn; mother Marlene Ankrom; stepmother Sally Bruhn; brothers Sam and Tony Bruhn; sister Tami (Mike) Bruhn-Nelson; daughters Jaclyn (Ty) Petterson, Christine (Jason) Wilkinson and Hilary (Michael) Shohoney; son Trevor (Brittany) Van Assche; grandsons Kash Petterson, Zayne and Zander Wilkinson; and granddaughters Madison and Ava Wilkinson; along with hundreds of friends and extended family members.
Services were held at the Salmon Valley Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on June 14, 2019. Arrangements made by Jones & Casey Funeral Home.
- Courtesy of Diane Bruhn Family