Bradley Wayne Rauthe, 63, passed away unexpectedly Friday Oct. 14, 2016, at his home in Kalispell Montana. He was born July 1, 1953 to Carl and Lillian Rauthe in Kalispell.
Brad attended school at Flathead High School, he went on to become a Truck Driver doing most his driving hauling logs for various logging outfits. After that he drove truck hauling fuel for his father Carl. He finished out his working career working at the Candy Bar Ranch.
Brad enjoyed 43 years of marriage to his wife Susan, they had two children, Jason and Chad. Through many of those years the family enjoyed many trips hunting, camping and fishing. He was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed snowmobiling, golfing, and ice fishing. Throughout his career of hunting he was able to harvest a good many nice bucks. He also drove the cleanest pickup and truck in the valley during his years of truck driving.
He was many things to many people. Brad was an admired son, well loved husband, hard working father who helped as much as was possible for a long hour log truck driver, loving brother, proud uncle, and a grandpa who loved his grandchildren very much. He loved to entertain friends and family at his ten acres out by Glacier Airport.
Brad was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, and grandparents Harry and Mary Olson, parents, Carl and Lillian Rauthe, son, Jason Rauthe, brother, Bruce Rauthe and brother-in-law, Wayne Riddle. He is survived by his wife, Susan Rauthe; son Chad and wife Sandra Rauthe; sister Carla and husband Mike Clarke; Daughter-In-Law Trina Rauthe; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Hunter, Kyle, Brent, Brandon, Miranda, and Gordon; many nieces and nephew’s including Wade and Michelle; and many aunt’s and uncle’s.