William O. Teigen, 82, of Libby, MT passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center of natural causes. He was born January 29, 1937 in Kalispell, MT to Oswald and Dorothy (Wilson) Teigen. Bill grew up farming, spending lots of hours on a John Deere baling hay and he served in the United States Air Force. Bill married Margaret (Marge) Rider in Polson, MT on June 2, 1956. After moving to Libby in 1958, he started working at St. Regis Lumber Mill and continued there for 35 years. Bill retired from Champion International as a millwright. His retirement, however, was put on hold a little while longer while he worked at the Goldendale Aluminum Plant in WA.
Bill was a member of Local Union 2581 and was a standing member of a Rosauers “early morning” coffee club! He loved to collect many things, but especially John Deere, maybe that passion started after all his hours sitting on a John Deere. Bill would talk to anyone and everyone, his stories will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents O.S. and Dorothy Teigen; brothers Gene Teigen, Clifford Teigen and Dale Teigen; and a sister Helen Teigen.
Survivors include his wife Marge; 3 daughters Cindy L Teigen and Barbara A Brossman (Ray) all of Libby, Debra M Stewart (Steve Malin) of Gladstone, OR; grandchildren Katrina Dykstra of Meridian, ID, Tracy Brossman of Libby, Matthew Brossman (Erin) of Walla Walla, WA, Dustin Teigen of Helena, MT, Tera Taylor (Chris) of Wilsonville, OR, Nathan Stewart of Gladstone, OR, and Zachary Steward of Tualatin, OR; great-grandchildren Braden, Jillian, Raegan, Riley, Carson, Caleb, Mason, Hayes and Cadence; sisters Patricia Burnell, Rita Snyder, Shirley Johnsrud, Alice Preeshl, Dorothy Teigen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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