Dear Friends and Family of Kootenai Environmental Alliance,


It is with heavy hearts that we share this message of the peaceful passing of Russell Hersrud, KEA’s beloved Board president.

Russ was truly a pillar of KEA, spearheading many projects, programs, and committees with his tireless commitment to bettering our world and making our community a better place.

We have all been blessed and inspired by his presence, wit, strength, sincerity, kindness, and determination. He raised the bar for us all and we are better people and KEA is a stronger organization because of him.


Please join us for Russ’ CELEBRATION OF LIFE Ceremony to be held on October 19th, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


His obituary can be viewed at yatesfuneralhomes.com

KEA Board and Staff