A Wisconsin father of two died during a hunting trip in Idaho when a tree branch fell on the tent he was sleeping in Sept. 18.

Sheriff’s officials say a lightning strike likely caused the massive limb to crash down on 33-year-old Chris Perow, killing him instantly while he slept.

“It’s overwhelming,” said Lee Mostowik. “It’s tough to think about. It’s been rough, he was excited to go and spend some time out there.”

Several years ago, Mostowik invited Perow to join his soccer team, through which he met his wife, Lauren.

“It was an instant bond,” said Mostowik. “You could tell. I think Chris fell for her right away.”

They were married last June.

“She is still in shock and trying to process all this,” said Mostowik.

Perow left behind two sons, ages 1 and 7.

“He did everything for them,” said Mostowik. “Everything he could.”


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