Walter Charles Morkert

September 24, 1939 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Walter Morkert Obituary

Walter C. Morkert, 84, of Libby, MT, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 30, 2023.  Walt was born September 24, 1939, in Thompson Falls, MT to Bud and Leona (Polley) Morkert and later moved with his family to Clinton, MT.

After high school, Walt joined the Army Airborne and was a paratrooper, serving in various places, including Okinawa. In 1971, he met Marilyn Johnson of Missoula, and they were married on September 1, 1972.  The couple raised their three daughters while living and working in logging in Superior, MT and later Libby, MT.

Walt was a sawyer, tong slinger, dozer operator and log loader operator, and high line skidder operator for Timber Tech and later, before retirement, Bob Javorski and Jim McRell.  He owned his own business.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowhunter.  Walt was very family oriented and loved gardening, sharing much of his bounty. He was a member of the Libby Assembly of God church and loved his church family.  Walt was preceded in death by his parents, Bud S. and Leona Morkert.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Libby; daughters, Rylene Coffman of Boise, ID, Raina Hoff (Jeff) of Libby, and Amy Schrenk (Scott) of Plains, MT; 6 grandchildren Ethan, Ashlyn (Logan), Kayla, Halle, Brady and Gavin; siblings Stan Morkert (Edie) of Oregon, Dennis Morkert (Linda) of Libby, and Connie McAdam.   Walt loved Jesus and was “ready to go home”.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2024, at Libby Assembly of God Church.  Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting  The family would like to especially thank Chad Rebo, PAC and his staff for the wonderful and loving care he received.

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January 7, 2024

1:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Schnackenberg Funeral Home
422 West 2nd Street
Libby, MT 59923

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Libby Assembly Of God Church (Libby)


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