July 12, 1940 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 81)


Our loving Husband, Dad and Papa, Jack L. Murer, went home to his Father on May 18, 2022. Jack was born to Marion “Cy” and Florence Nelson Murer in Kalispell, MT on July 12, 1940.

Jack married Diane K. McQueen on April 17, 1970, combining their families and adding two more.  They were married for 52 years.

Jack moved from the Flathead to Libby at the age of 18.  He worked for St. Regis Lumber Company and Champion as a millworker and sawyer and was a sawyer for other Gypo logging companies, putting on countless mountain miles until his retirement in 1991. 

Jack had a love of carpentry, music, the great outdoors and his family.  He built 4 local homes, 3 of which he lived with his family.  He loved helping his kids and grandkids with home remodels and other projects to which we are thankful for his beautiful perfectionism.  He was a master woodworker, building multiple items that he and his wife enjoyed selling at local craft shows.  His love of music started at a very young age with his father and siblings and continued through the years to present day, passing it on to his kids and grandkids.  He played guitar and sang locally with his own band and multiple other local musicians.  He was passionate about the outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping and working in his yard and garden.  If you had the time, he had many stories to tell about his hunting and fishing adventures with his kids and grandkids.  His main focus in life was that of his family, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  He was always there, never missing an event in their lives, no matter how small.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and only sister, Arlene Hill Hulford. 

Jack is survived by his wife Diane; children, Lora (Ken) Baeth, Wendy (Dave) Peavler, Gail McQueen, Clifford McQueen, Tammy (Brian) Zimmerman, Tony (Maryann) Murer; 15 grandchildren; Neal (Michelle) Baeth, Savannah Johnson, Jake Peavler, Kortney (Wyatt) Brothers, Nicole Peavler, Erik McQueen, Adam (Jessica) Webber, Anthony (Emma) Webber, Aaron Webber, Brady McQueen, Levi (Alex) Zimmerman, Sawyer (Sadie) Zimmerman, Shelby (James) Aarstad, Brandon Murer and Mara Murer; 24 great grandchildren; siblings Loyal “Pinky” (Marylin) Murer, Ted (Dianne) Murer along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Jack was loved dearly by his family and friends; he will forever be in our hearts and never be forgotten.  To his children and grandchildren, he will always love you goobles and gobbles.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Libby Christian Church.  Donations may be made to Libby Christian Church for use with kids attending camps.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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May 24, 2022

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

Funeral Service
May 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Libby Christian Church
100 Kootenai River Rd
Libby, MT 59923

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