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Steven LaMarche, 72

| April 3, 2024 1:00 AM

Steven Charles LaMarche, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at his home in Vay, Idaho.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint with Pastor Hollis Stewart officiating. A potluck reception will follow and Steve will be laid to rest at the Seneacquoteen Cemetery.

Steve was born July 26, 1951, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Milan and Geraldine LaMarche. He graduated from Sandpoint High School in June 1970 before entering the United States Navy, where he served for three years.

He worked at WI Forest Products as a millwright, Alpine Lumber, on a 4,000-acre wheat ranch in Bridgeport, Wash., cutting firewood on the weekends and delivering to longtime residents around the area, L.P. Lumber Mill as lead maintenance and truck driver.  After retiring in 2001 from the mill he worked with longtime friend Archie Gollen logging and then maintenance at the Sagle Conoco Station.

Steve was an avid outdoorsman, and liked fishing and camping in Montana. He enjoyed hunting, and received a Boone and Crockett and first place at the Gun and Horn Show for typical whitetail deer with a horn score of 171 7/8, just one of many of his hunting accomplishments. You could always find Steve outside sawing on the firewood pile. Some of Steve’s favorite things included Ford trucks, his ZZ-top beard, cooking, smoking fish, gardening, and Bud Light. He also enjoyed his dog, “Little Bear.” He loved all of his friends, which he had made so many over the years.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Envik, of Sagle; son Steven Casey LaMarche of Nikiski, Alaska; four grandchildren, Seirra Envik, Carter Envik, and Kira and Dean Ramey; great-grandson Jaxson E. Envik Ryckman; brother Tim (Connie) LaMarche of Sagle; niece Danielle Ettinger of Sandpoint and two stepsons, Preston and Shane Ramey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lynn LaMarche; nephew David LaMarche; son-in-law Levi Envik; and girlfriend Judy Ross.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Steve’s online memorial at www.lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.