Kenneth Edison Bretthauer

Kenneth Edison Bretthauer

Kenneth Edison Bretthauer

Born: October 28, 1928

Died: May 27, 2019

Kenneth Edison Bretthauer (90) of Priest River Idaho passed away May 27th, 2019 at his home in Priest River.

Kenneth was born in Spokane Washington October 28th, 1928. Kenneth was the son of Edison Wylie Bretthauer and Hattie Helen (Hartman)Bretthauer. Kenneth served in the United States Navy in 1948. In June 1949 he married Elaine Crysler of Newport Washington in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

After they married the couple moved to Priest River where they raised their children. Kenneth was self-employed for most of his life. He drove logging truck, heavy equipment, and worked in the woods. Later in life he worked for Merritt Brothers lumber.

Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman. He liked hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved to go fast. He raced stock cars, snowmobiles, and flew airplanes.

Survivors include sister Dora Mary (Bretthauer) Bruce, three children Todd Bretthauer of Newport WA, Stacy Bretthauer of Athol ID, and Brad Bretthauer of Priest River ID. Kenneth was also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Edison Bretthauer, Hattie (Hartman) Bretthauer, his wife Elaine (Crysler) Bretthauer, brothers Bruce and Milton, and sons Monty, Wayne and Carl Bretthauer.

At his request no public services will be held.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at