Ethan Edward Laur, 25, of Butte Montana, passed away at St. James Hospital on April 2nd, 2021.
Ethan was born in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, on April 1, 1996. He attended Sault Area High School and graduated in 2014. In high school, Ethan was active in Cross Country, First Robotics, Upward Bound, and was dual enrolled at Lake Superior State University starting at age 15. Ethan was a highly intelligent and driven individual who didn’t recognize limits. He accomplished many things that he was very proud of such as being sought out by Google for a job interview while still in high school, making the varsity Cross Country team as a freshman, and mastering difficult computer programming languages mostly on his own.
After graduating High school, Ethan moved to Seattle, Washington and worked as a software engineer until starting his own company, Ipseity Software. He spent the last three years working on mobile application development and was very proud of the automation and security features he had created. On February 14, 2017, he married his wife Alma and they moved to Butte, Montana. Ethan and Alma have two children, Emma and Misha, who he loved deeply and was extremely proud of.
Ethan was a fast runner, brilliant computer programmer, and gave everything he did his best. Ethan had an eccentric sense of humor; from proclaiming himself the Time Person of the Year on his resume as an ice breaker, or creating a sign appointing himself Employee of the Month (runner up) of his own company. He loved exploring new places, and tinkering with mechanical and electrical systems, was a self-taught DIY car mechanic, and dabbled in 3D printing, even selling some of the printed products.
Ethan is survived by his wife, Alma Laur, his children, Emma and Misha Laur, Mother and Step-father, Johanna and Kurt Bunker, Father and Step-mother, Edward and Lisa Shedlock, siblings, Miranda Bunker, Jack Bunker, and Madison Bunker, Grandparents; Charlene Monroe and Jack and Betty Bunker. Aunts, Jennifer (Dale) Gould, and Julie Hober. Uncle, Paul Watson. Cousins Tanner and Connor Watson, and Lauren and Lucas Hober. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Carlton Laur, Jr.
Special thanks to all of the ICU doctors and nurses at St James Hospital in Butte, MT, for the compassionate care to both Ethan and his family, and the exceptional staff from LifeCenter Northwest.
Ethan was an organ donor with a rare blood type. Six people were given the hope of life through organ donation.
A Celebration of Ethan’s Life will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for his children may be directed to Johanna and Kurt Bunker, Federal Employees of Chippewa County Credit Union, 119 Water Street, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783.
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