February 23, 1952 ~ January 1, 2020 (age 67)


Steven Keith Newstrom, 67, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center of natural causes.  He was born on February 23, 1952 in Eureka, California to Sherman and Jeannie Newstrom.  He married Linda Rodriguez in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and later divorced and remained good friends.

Steve owned S & N Repair and Maintenance in Troy, Montana and was the head carpenter for Environmental Restoration in Libby on the EPA Superfund project.  He was a member of the Millwright Union, Carpenter's Union, and the Peperoncini Awareness Committee.  He built the Ralph Stever Memorial Pergola. Steve excelled in cooking, mechanics and woodworking and was a Pinewood Derby State Champion with both of his sons who he raised to be loving and respectful, and who were his greatest joy in life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Jeannie Newstrom.

Survivors include his sons James Newstrom, Missoula, MT; Keith Newstrom, San Diego, CA; a grandson Lukas Fawkes Newstrom; siblings Sherman Newstrom, Jr; Sharon Newstrom and 2 nephews and 1 niece.

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