Patterson, 21, of Libby


On April 13th, 2002, David Joshua Patterson came into our lives.  In the 21 years that we had him, he brightened every life he touched.  There was nothing more contagious than his smile and he shared it freely.  Dave loved anything to do with the outdoors. His passions were hunting with his brother and dad, snowmobiling with friends and family, and holding his son.  He excelled at all things athletic.  There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, and he made it all look easy.  Everywhere he went he made friends and memories.  Dave lived life.

On June 23rd, 2023, God brought Dave home to be with Him. He will forever be missed by his family and friends.  Through the amazing memories we all have, he will be remembered and loved forever.

David is survived by his parents Josh and Bobbie Patterson; brother Braydan Tom (Kaitlyn Downey); son Decker Lane Patterson; great grandmother Mona Drake; grandparents Dave and Sheila Patterson, Robert and Karen (Morey) Drake and Rhea and Stuart Crismore; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that he loved like family.

A service for Dave were held on Saturday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. at the Libby Baptist Church, 105 E. Cedar St. Libby, MT. 59923. Arrangements were under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Memorials and condolences may be shared at

Walt P. Rucinski, 78,

passed away on June 22, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell, MT. He was born on July 7, 1944, in Chicago, IL.  A service for Walt will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Libby, MT.  Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.

Terry A. Holthaus, 74,

passed away on August 4, 2022, at the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby. He was born on February 8, 1948, in Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.  A memorial service for Terry will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral of Libby.  Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting