May 20, 1958 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 62)


Long-time Libby resident, Joan A. Fosgate, 62, died unexpectedly of natural causes January 16, 2021.  Joan was born May 20, 1958 to Toivo and Agnes Luoma in Cloquet, MN.  She married Lonnie Fosgate May 20, 1978 and they have four children - Annette Fosgate, Jason Fosgate, Ben (Laura) Fosgate, and Becky (Justin) Pickar.  The Fosgate family moved to Libby, MT in 1990, where they all currently reside.

Joan's life was dedicated to loving her God and her family well.  The love of her life was her husband, Lonnie.  The unconditional love and respect they demonstrated for each other on a daily basis was a living example of a godly marriage to many, especially to their children.  She homeschooled her children, training them in academics and also in godly character.  Joan's passion in life was to know God more and to make Him known to others.  She loved studying and teaching the Word of God, and encouraging others in their pursuit of the Lord.  Joan delighted in homemaking, and created not just a happy home, but a peaceful, loving refuge for all who came through her door.  Joan was also an integral part of her husband's many local businesses. Her great joy in later years was spending time with her eight grandchildren.  


Joan is survived by her husband, Lonnie, her four children, eight grandchildren, and brother.


“Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” Proverbs 31:25, 28-29


Funeral services will be Thursday January 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Libby Assembly of God Church.

Local arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home Libby, MT. On line condolences can be sent to


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Funeral Service
January 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Libby Assembly Of God Church (Libby)

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