William N. “Neil” Partch, 92, died on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Libby Care Center. He was born on November 2, 1928 at McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Edgar and Florence Partch. He was raised in Pennsylvania during his younger years; the family moved to Ohio in 1937 and on to Arizona in 1943. They remained in Arizona until the end of WWII. They moved to Spokane in 1946.
Neil resided in Spokane for 21 years where he had been a longtime employee of Boise-Cascade Company. He moved to Libby in 1967 and worked for St. Regis and Champion International until he retired in October 1989. He married Claudina Lara on June 3, 1972.
Neil was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish in Libby. He was an active member of Knights of Columbus and had been 4th degree Knight. He was also a member of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local 2581 and Libby Senior Citizens. He enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle and watching baseball.
He was preceded in death by his wife Claudina in January 2008 and by twin brother Earl in 1990.
Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel in Libby. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libby. Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. (MST) at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane, WA. Memorials may be made to a Shriner’s Hospital. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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