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100s mourn brothers who drown

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course to mourn the loss of two young brothers who drowned last week in the Pend Oreille River.

Michael Grasser, 11, was killed while trying to save his 17-year-old brother Isaac Grasser from drowning while swimming in the river near the Morton Slough boat launch area in Bonner County on Aug. 1. Isaac Grasser was pulled from the water unconscious. He died in Kootenai Health days later on Aug. 4.

Pastor Richard Green of the North Idaho Church of God in Hayden led the crowd through prayer and singing several of the brothers’ favorite songs/Jonathan Glover, SR. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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