December 7, 1954 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 67)


Walter ‘Walt’ David McElmurry, 67, of Libby entered his Heavenly home on Jan. 3, 2022. He was born in Chippewa Falls, WI, on Dec. 7, 1954, to Roy and Ruby McElmurry.  He graduated from Libby High School in 1974.  He married Angela Barton on Apr. 15, 1978.  They had 3 children, Rhiannon, Stefanie, and Christopher. 

He was an excellent high school athlete, lettering in football, track and basketball.  Walt loved to hunt, fish, and soak up the beauty of Montana.  His faith in Jesus and deep love for his family and friends was undeniable.

Walt attended Carroll College, and then returned to Libby.  He worked at the mill and in construction until beginning ‘Macs Logging’ with his brother Duane.  After injuring his back, he attended Northern MT College where he received his degree in Water Quality.  He worked in Lakeside and then returned to Libby as Supervisor of the Water Treatment Plant. He also served on the City Council.

Walt is preceded in death by his father Roy, brother Kenneth, brother Duane, and grandson Dawsyn. 

Survivors include his mother Ruby; brothers Ed and Rich; children Rhiannon, Stefanie and Christopher; sons-in-law Gabriel Horn and Aaron Schelling; grandchildren Berlyn, Jayden, Masyn, Brielle, Carter, and Tatum; and many other loved ones.

Celebration of life for Walt will be at 1:00 pm on Sat, Jan. 22, 2022 at Libby Christian Church.  Walt loved his Green Bay Packers. If you have Packer attire, feel free to wear it to his celebration.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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Memorial Service
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Libby Christian Church
100 Kootenai River Rd
Libby, MT 59923

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