John E. Montoure, PhD.
1927 - 2013
Dr. John Montoure, 86, of Meridian, passed away September 4. John was born on May 10, 1927, in Shawano, WI. He graduated high school in 1944 and enlisted in 1946. Stationed in Florida, he met Dorothy Sapp and married her in 1948. In 1949, he left the Air Force and moved back to Wisconsin. He used the GI Bill to enroll at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, graduating in 1954 with a BS (Dairy Science) and then his Masters in 1955. He moved his family to Pullman, WA, to work on his doctorate at WSU, graduating in 1961. He was hired by the University of Idaho, where he became a Professor Emeritus in Food Science. In 1982, he switched to Extension Service, traveling the state to consult with food processors on food quality and safety issues. He retired in 1998 after 37 years of service at the U of I. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 siblings, his wife of 48 years and his son, John Karl. He is survived by his current wife, Karen (Himes); his daughters: Sharon (Mike) Ennis, Susan (Mike) Cummings, Carol Montoure, and Patty (Dave) Shank and extended families.
A memorial service will be held in Boise, September 14, at 11 am at Heritage Bible Church.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013