Warren “Dean” Ferch, of Libby, passed away while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. He was 73 years old. Dean was born on March 26, 1950, in Circle, MT, and his family moved to Libby when he was a child.
After high school and college, Dean worked building Libby Dam, conducting research at WR Grace, maintenance at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital, and various other mechanical and maintenance jobs until his retirement.
During early adulthood he spent much of his time with his classic cars and motorcycle. He even held the title of “Golden Gloves” for his boxing prowess. After those eventful years he could usually be found in the woods where he might be hunting, fishing, chasing a great landscape photo op, or just enjoying nature. Dean was an amazing artist and many of his landscape paintings can be found in homes throughout Montana. Dean was the go-to person for anyone seeking mechanical and home improvement advice. In later years, his favorite pastime was probably shooting the breeze on the back porch with friends and family.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Gladys. Dean leaves behind his children Rachelle (Mark) Adamson, son Jim (Megan) Ferch; former wife Debbie; grandchildren Morgan and Madison Snyder, Aiden and Alex Ferch, BreeAnna and Luke Adamson; sisters Randi (Kent) Graves, Lana (John) Johanson, Marie Harmon, and Gloria (Greg) Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Memories and condolences may be shared online by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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