Phillip Fisher

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Phillip Henry Fisher, 63, of Troy, Montana, passed away peacefully in his home April 1, 2019. He was born to Joyce Alice (Filiatreau) Fisher and Phillip Charles Fisher on April 14, 1955, in Libby, Montana.

Phillip grew up in Troy and graduated from Troy High School in 1973. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1975.

He married Danette C. Meyer on June 30, 1979, in Troy, where they lived and raised four children.

Phillip had various employment opportunities through the 1980’s and 1990’s. He worked at the Champion Mill, Asarco Mine, he logged and he also owned a few local businesses along the way: US 2 Lube and Tire, Kootenai Café, and K&J Long Haul Trucking. He finished off his working career with Montanore Mines Management.

Phillip loved to be active in his small town community. He enjoyed coaching kids in youth baseball. He enjoyed attending and organizing Jack-N-Jill softball tournaments. He was involved in the Christmas tree lighting festivities, the water feature at the community pond, and the city council. His passion was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities.

He is survived by his children, Ben Fisher and wife Christina of Troy; daughter Dondi Fisher of Kalispell; daughter Danel Fisher and husband Kohon Bicknell of Kalispell; and son Lewis Fisher and wife Nicky of Kalispell; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; brothers Bill Fisher, Jumbo McCully, Ed McCully, Sam McCully; and sister Francis Stanton.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Danette C. Fisher, and mother and father, Joyce and Phillip Fisher.

Celebration of life and memorial potluck for family and friends will be held at the Fisher home (232 Mill Road, Troy) on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.

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