Victor V. Crace, Jr., 64, passed away of a sudden heart attack December 13, 2019 at his residence in Libby. He was born in Toledo, Oregon February 21, 1955 to Victor Crace and Peggy Garonski Crace; he came to Libby with his family in 1965 where he attended grade school while his father worked on the Libby Dam project. The family left Libby in 1968, and he completed his education in Vancouver, Washington.
During his first working years, Vic was a commercial fisherman. His dream was always to return to Libby to raise his own family. After a vacation to Libby in the early 1980’s, he decided to move his family, first wife, Lori, and three small children, from Washington to Libby in 1984. He purchased a home up Pipe Creek where the family enjoyed the freedom and comradery of living in the small out-of-town neighborhood. Vic called Pipe Creek home for most of his adult life.
Vic was proud of the many roads he helped build throughout the Pacific Northwest during his construction career - which he retired from in 2013. Some of his favorite projects were the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier Park and HWY 2 between Libby and Troy.
Vic was most at home in the Great Outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and camping with family. The mountains were his favorite place; oftentimes driving the backroads to see animals or gather firewood. His love of muscle cars and hot rods started in high school, and spanned his whole life. He was adventurous and loving. His greatest enjoyment was being a grandfather to Zach, Alexandria, Cody, Kieran and Dylan.
He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Peggy Crace, of Libby.
Also surviving him are his beloved and cherished current wife, Toni, of Libby; his children Victor (wife Sarah) of Libby; Clark (husband Bruce Ramsburg) of AZ; and Sara Elmore (husband Colby) of WA; sisters Diane Quick of OR; and Donna Stoffel of MT; as well as many other extended family.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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