Steven Byran Grotjohn

June 20, 1955 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Steven Grotjohn Obituary

Steven Bryan Grotjohn age 68, passed suddenly, on March 19, 2024. He suffered from a
sudden heart attack while at home in Billings.
Steve was born in Libby, MT on June 20, 1955 to Earl and Glen Grotjohn. He was the oldest of 6
children. Growing up Steve enjoyed playing baseball, camping, fishing, and hunting. He
especially loved time spent at “The Ranch” with Bob Barnes. You could often find Steve caring
for the animals, haying and riding his horse, Socks.
Steve graduated from Libby Sr. High in 1973. Immediately after graduation he began working
for St. Regis Lumber Company. He continued in the lumber industry for the next 32 years.
While attending a friend’s wedding, Steve met his California girl Rene Sterner. The next year
they were married in San Jose, California on October 15, 1977. They chose to build their life
together in Libby. After two short years, they were blessed with their first child, Katie, soon to
be followed by Christopher and Bryan. He was so proud of his family and their home on
Kootenai River Road which provided his children the opportunity to learn and enjoy the
childhood he had experienced.
After the closure of the lumber mill, he and Rene moved to the Billings area to be closer to their
children and grandchildren. While in Billings, Steve continued to work until his retirement in
2023. They purchased a camper and enjoyed following their family around the state to sporting
events, fishing tournaments and family fun.
Steve is survived by his wife Rene’. Their marriage of 46 years served as an example of love and
commitment to their daughter Katie (Wayne) of Laurel, Christopher of Belgrade, Bryan (Leslie)
of Billings. Six grandchildren, Owen, Benjamin, Kenadi, Madelyn, Myles and Maycee. Brothers
and sisters Tim Grotjohn, Kim Hays (Jim), Jeff Grotjohn (Ann), Kerri Connors (Dan) and Patrick
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Glen and his nephew Nathan Hays.
Funeral Services will be held on April 6th at 11:00 am at the Libby Memorial Center, 111 E
Lincoln Blvd, Libby, MT, with a reception immediately following. Please come join the family to
celebrate Steve’s life.
Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, Montana. Online
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Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Memorial Center
111 East Lincoln Boulevard
Libby, Montana 59923


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