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Howard Bruderer

April 5th, 1958 - January 30th, 2013

Howard lost his battle with brain cancer on Wednesday, January 30 in Caldwell, Idaho. Howard is survived by Fay, his wife of 56 years, and four children Julie (Kelley) Smith, Cherie Bruderer, Debora Uhl and Glen (Kathi) Bruderer. He has 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. As one of fifteen children, he is survived by numerous brothers, sisters, their spouses and families. He is a military veteran who served in the Navy and loved his country and freedoms. Having his family by his side was important to him. His parents, Conrad and Anna Bruderer, began a tradition of family reunions more than 50 years ago. Each year their large family would gather near their home at Logan Canyon, and this began a gathering that continues today, with a group of more than 100 people coming from across the country. Howard loved his family and the outdoors. He spent hundreds of hours each year either on a river or on a mountain. Each June you could find him on the Salmon River near Riggins waiting for the annual run of Chinook salmon. Many of his brothers and family would join him on the river. It was like a second family reunion. Everybody on the river knew Howard and he lived to share his knowledge of the river and salmon fishing with anyone who would listen, soon becoming part of his extended family, like it or not. He spent most of his time in the fall at his favorite hunting spot, Lost Valley Reservoir. His family would join him on many of his excursions and he loved to hike and pursue his passion of hunting deer and elk, and passed his passion on to his family. He also loved to dance, and taught Arthur Murray ballroom dancing for many years. He taught the youth groups at church and helped the elderly remain active through dancing. He was always eager to teach whoever was willing to learn. This manifested itself throughout his battle with cancer, as he taught his speech therapist dance steps while she would help him with his speaking. A celebration of his life will be held at the LDS 15th Ward Chapel, 11792 Linden Road in Caldwell. The service will be Wednesday, February 6th at 11 a.m. Service Information

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