FUNNY, SMART, AND HELPFUL.
THAT'S HOW THE FAMILY DESCRIBES JUSTIN HONKEN -- HE'S
ONE OF THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN A LAKE COEUR D'ALENE
BOAT CRASH IN LATE JULY.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU.
GRACE, THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO GET PAST
THE TRAGIC EVENT WITH A HAPPY ONE?
FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF JUSTIN HONKEN, AND JUSTIN LUHR
ARE HAVING A MEMORIAL EVENT IN THEIR HONOR, CENTERED
AROUND SOMETHING THEY BOTH LOVED: RODEO.
IT'S STILL DIFFICULT FOR HEATHER HONKEN TO WRAP HER
HEAD AROUND WHAT HAPPENED TO HER ONLY BROTHER.
its been unreal it doesn't seem possible that one
instant my best friend, my baby brother was taken
away from us
ON JULY 30TH, HONKEN AND HIS FRIENDS JUSTIN LUHR AND
CAITLIN BREEZE DIED WHEN ANOTHER BOAT COLLIDED WITH
Its been extremely hard not only for our family, but
everybody whose lives were touched by these 3 people
on the boat
HEATHER SAYS HER BROTHER WAS HELPFUL AND HARDWORKING
he was a big goofball.
he would do anything and everything to make everybody
AND HE HAD A PASSION FOR STEER WRESTLING.
he really got into it when he went to northwest college
and continued to rodeo on there and then he was going
down to dixie state and was going to rodeo from their
team down there down there.
THAT'S HOW HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH JUSTIN LUHR.
during the summer he would travel with just lehru
all over the place up here, oregon washington idaho
montana and do some more steer wrestlings
SO IT JUST MAKES SENSE THAT THEIR MEMORIAL WILL INCLUDE
STEER WRESTLING, TEAM ROPING, MUSIC, FOOD, AND DANCING.
this event is just basically a celebration of life
to honor these boys in a way they wanted to be honored
and have fun and do it without the tears and just
make it a time to enjoy everybodys company and honor
them in doing something they loved doing in their
HEATHER SAYS THAT'S WHAT JUSTIN WOULD HAVE WANTED.
he wouldnt want anybody to be upset or sad about this
he wants people to remember him laughing or his jokes
AND HEATHER SAYS SHE'S SO GRATEFUL FOR THE PEOPLE
WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND GIVEN DONATIONS,
AND HAVE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE,
AND CELEBRATE HER BROTHER WHO TOUCHED THE LIVES OF
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