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John Michael Bouse

June 4, 1961 — August 28, 2023

John Michael Bouse, 61, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2023 in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Pack River Cemetery at 11:00 am followed by a Memorial Service lunch at the Ponderay Events Center.  John’s wish was for his friends and family to get together after his death.

John was born June 4, 1962 in Sandpoint Idaho to Gareld and Barbara Weisz Bouse.

For the last year and a half, John fought brain cancer with tremendous courage.

John grew up in Ponderay and attended local schools.  He skied at Schweitzer, trapped with his grandpa, played baseball and football.  He was always tossing a ball around.  He loved to hunt and he especially loved to fish.  He spent many hours on Lake Pend Oreille and the local creeks.  He truly loved the outdoors, his pets, friends and family.

John was a dedicated employee with an amazing work ethic.  He worked for Condon Brothers, Pacific RR Salvage, Gammel & Olendick and numerous local saw mills.  Prior to his illness he was a lumber grader at Alta Forest Products in Naples, Idaho.

John was preceded in death by his infant son, Matthew Ryan Bouse, and his mother, Barbara Bouse.

John is survived by his son, Mark Bouse, his father, Gareld Bouse, sisters Sherry (John) Hobday and Renee (Chris) Gaddis, aunts, Mary Mitton, Ann Stutzke, Jonalea (Bryan) Hanson, uncles, John (Jane) Weisz,  Dan (Janet) Bouse, nieces and nephews Sarah (Harry) Velez, Brian (Janina) Hobday, Brenda Gaddis, Nick Gaddis, Caleb (Chey) Gaddis, grandnieces and grandnephews Mia, Remy, Brayden, Kylie, John, Elizabeth, Bridger and numerous cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lifecare and BGH Hospice for their love and care for John.

They would also like to thank the crew at Alta Forest Products, special friends Richard Rohrich, George and Robin Rohrich, Chaplain David Fio, cousins Kent Mitton and Mark Gerber.

For anyone wishing to donate a memorial, the family suggests Better Together Animal Alliance at or  the Ponderay Police Canine Program at or dropped off in person at the Ponderay Police Department.

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