January 27, 1938 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 82)


Frank Raymond Pival born January 27, 1938 in Libby, MT. to Ray and Edith Pival passed away peacefully October 10, at home surrounded by his family.  Frank married Linda Detjens on July 3, 1958.  Frank was a very active member in the Libby Community.  He was a Charter member of Libby Elks lodge, Libby Jaycees, Libby Volunteer Fireman for 20 years.  He owned and operated Pival Electric, Best Buy Building Center, worked a short time for the Corp. of Engineers on the Libby Dam, and Retired from the City of Libby in 1993 where he was ahead of the City Parks and Cemetery.  For 10 years during the winter season he and Linda ran Turner Mountain Ski Area.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and most of all socializing with one an all.  He always was the life of the party and loved by all. He especially loved to share his treasured memories with all of his many friends and family.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Edith Pival, his wife of 40 years Linda, sisters Mary and Norma, and in-laws Pete and Bean Detjens.

Survivors include his four daughters, Terri (Charlie) Comer, Paula Pival (Bill), Barbara (David) Anderson, Peggy Michels (Aaron); his partner of 20 years Janice Thomas; sisters Mona Drake, Nadine Pival, Nancy Heyne and brother Bob;   grandchildren Kaide (Brad) Dodson, Brian (Allye) & Eric Anderson, Steven (Amanda) and Lynnette Michels;  6 great grandchildren, Kaiden, Zane, Justin, Collin, Colton and Bella; and daughters in Love Kathy and Karen Morey.  

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at the City of Libby Cemetery. We will be hosting a celebration of his life at the family cabin up Pipe Creek at a later date. 

Memorials can be made to Libby Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 796, Libby or Kootenai Winter Sports Ski Education Foundation PO Box 210, Libby or to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at




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October 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel
422 W 2nd St
Libby, MT 59923

Graveside Service
October 16, 2020

1:00 PM


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