October 13, 1944 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 75)


Steve Risley, 75, a wonderful husband, brother, father and friend, passed unexpectedly but peacefully in his home, Sunday, July 12, 2020. He was born on October 13, 1944 in Libby, MT to Henry and Leone Risley.


Steve joined the US Navy in 1962 and served 4 years. He then returned to Libby and was employed at WR Grace for several years. He worked for St. Regis, drove a logging truck for several different companies and a handful of CDL jobs after that. He was a very hard worker and passed that trait onto his children. 


Steve enjoyed the simple things in life. He was an avid reader, enjoyed going on road trips with his best friend, Duane, going on razor rides and was always game for telling stories over a couple cold ones. He was the most kind, loving, amazing man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 


Steve is preceded in death by his parents; Stuart and Leone Risley, his sister Katie Plaas and his wife Linda “Red” Risley. 


He is survived by his sister; Carol VanZyverden of Spokane; his daughters Shannon and Rachel Risley of Seattle; his son Travis Risley of Libby; and his daughter Kami Plaas Risley of Libby; and 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. . 


A celebration of life will be announced at a future date. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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Family to do services at later date

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