GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                 Thursday, February 14, 2002

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Frank C. Baldik

 

  BIGFORK -- Frank C. Baldik, 86, an Army veteran and retired electrical lineman, died of natural causes Monday at a Bigfork care center.

  His funeral is 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell, with burial in Glacier Memorial Gardens. Johnson Mortuary of Kalispell is in charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include his wife, Imogene; children Leslie Baldik of Pullman, Wash., Daryl Baldik of Kalispell, and Pati Guenther, Jerry Baldik and Tom Baldik, all of Seattle; a brother, George Baldik of Harlem; a sister, Emily Brown of Big Sandy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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THE MISSOULIAN                                                                      Thursday, February 14, 2002

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 Frank C. Baldik

 

  KALISPELL - Frank C. Baldik, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Lake View Care Center in Bigfork.

He was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Iliad, Mont.

  Frank is survived by his wife Imogene Baldik; five children, Leslie Baldik of Pullman, Wash., Pati Guenther, Jerry Baldik and Tom Baldik, all of Seattle, and Daryl Baldik of Kalispell; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, George Baldik of Harlem; and a sister, Emily Brown of Big Sandy.

  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

  Arrangements are by Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.

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KALISPELL DAILY INTERLAKE                                                 Thursday, February 14, 2002

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   Frank C. Baldik, 86, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Lake View Care Center in Bigfork.

  He was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Iliad, Mont. Frank's father passed away when he was 12, and he became the breadwinner for the family. He went to work at the PN Ranch feeding cattle with his brother George and also farmed the family homestead in Big Sandy. He worked for Glacier Park with the Civilian Conservation Corp as a telephone lineman for two years before the start of World War II.

  He enlisted in the United States Army and served four years and one month in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska with the 1344th Engineer Battalion.

  After finishing boot camp in California, he married his sweetheart, Imogene Baldik, on June 6, 1942, in Inglewood, Calif. Their 60th wedding anniversary would have been this year.

  After his discharge from the service Frank returned to Kalispell where he bought and operated his own logging truck for a short time. He decided to go to electrical school, Coin Electric in Chicago, Ill., and began working for Pacific Power and Light as a high-power lineman and telephone installer and repair worker. After retirement from PP&L, Frank worked for two years as a private contractor with the Flathead National Forest Service on tree thinning projects in the Hungry Horse area.

  Frank was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Kalispell Troop 20, where he served as Scout Master for 20 years and was awarded the "Silver Beaver" for his commitment and service. He shepherded several Eagle Scouts while working with them. He was also a member of the Kalispell Masonic lodge and Eastern Star.

  Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing, canoeing and camping, hiking in Glacier Park, and spending time with his family at the property in the North Fork.

  Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Martha. He is survived by his loving wife, Imogene Baldik; five children, Leslie Baldik of Pullman, Wash., Pati Guenther, Jerry Baldik and Tom Baldik of Seattle, and Daryl Baldik of Kalispell; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, George Baldik of Harlem; and one sister, Emily Brown of Big Sandy.

  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell with the Rev. Glenn Burfeind officiating. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

  Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.

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BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                               Wednesday, February 20, 2002

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Frank Baldik

 

  Frank C. Baldik. 86, passed away on Monday. Febru­ary I I, 2002. at the Lake View Care Center in Bigfork. MT. Fu­neral services were held on Thursday. February 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell with the Rev. Glenn Burfeind officiating Burial fol­lowed in the Glacier Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were un­der the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory of Kalispell.

  Frank was born on December 13, 1915. in Hopp Iliad, MT (south of Big Sandy) to Frantisek “Frank” Baldik and Marie (Petr) Baldik. His father passed away when Frank was 12, so he became the breadwinner of the family at the time. He went to work for the PN Ranch, feeding cattle with his younger brother George. and he also farmed the family homestead, He worked for Glacier Park in the Civilian Conservation Corp as a telephone lineman for two years prior to the start of World War II.

  Enlisting in the United States Army, Frank served four years and One month in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska with the 1344th Engineer Battalion. Upon completion of Boot Camp. he married his sweetheart, lmogene “Jean” Perkins, on June 6, 1942. in Inglewood. CA. They would have celebrated their 6Oth Wedding Anniversary this year.

  After being discharged from the Army, Frank returned to Kalispell where he bought and operated his own logging truck for a short time. He then decided to go to electrical school (Coin Electric in Chicago. IL). Following his schooling he went to work for Pacific Power and Light as a high power lineman, telephone installer and repairman. After retiring from PP&L. he worked br two years as a private contractor with the Flathead National Forest Service on tree thinning projects in the Hungry Horse area.

Frank was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Kalispell Troop 20. He served as Scoutmaster or 20 years and was awarded the “Silver Beaver" for his commitment and service. He shepherded several Eagle Scouts through the years. He was also member of the Kalispell Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.  Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing. canoeing. camping, hiking in Glacier Park and spending time with his faintly on his property at North Fork.

  Survivors include his wife Imogene of Kalispell; five chil­dren. Leslie Baldik of Pullman, WA. Patricia     ”Pati" Guenther, Gerald “Jerry” Baidik and George Thomas ‘‘Tom Baldik all of Seattle, WA. and Daryl Baldik of Kalispell. eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren one brother. George Baidik of Harlem; one sister, Emily Brown of Big Sandy; plus numerous nieces and nephews. He will he lov­ingly remembered by all those he has left behind.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother; and one sister, Martha Fry Goodian.

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