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Frank Jurich
Frank Jurich


Frank Jurich

Aug 22, 1933 - Sep 30, 2017

Frank Leo Jurich, 84, of Cascade, MT passed away September 30, 2017 of natural causes at a local hospital.

Frank was born in Great Falls, MT August 22, 1933 to Frank and Emma (Tessman) Jurich. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1951. He worked at several gas stations, drove dump trucks on construction, worked for Great Northern Railway and the Mountain Conn Copper Mine in Butte, MT over one winter. He was drafted into the Army in 1953. Frank went to Butte, MT for induction and then to Fort Lewis, WA. At Fort Lewis, he was issued clothing, got a physical, shots, etc. He was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky for basic training and then on to armored radio maintenance school. He then got a furlough home in time to be married to his high school sweetheart, Darlene Peklewsky on December 24, 1953. After the wedding, he went back to Kentucky to finish classes. He returned home for a couple weeks before being sent to Korea. The tour in Korea ended June 18, 1956. He was then discharged and went to work at Mountain States Telephone Co., which later became Mountain Bell Telephone Co. and then US West Telephone Co. until retiring in 1994 after 38 years of service.

Frank was a master at fixing most anything. His knowledge of mechanics and electronics was beyond most. He loved his family and all his pets acquired throughout his life.

Frank is survived by his wife, Darlene of 63 years; children Danny (Ramona) Jurich of Maple Valley, WA, Donald (Andi) Jurich of Enumclaw, WA, Kathleen Jurich of Great Falls, Jeanne (Rick) Strizich of Great Falls, Diane (Paul) Heikkila of Belt, Julie (Bill Baxter) of Tigard, OR and Jeremy Jurich of Great Falls; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and his yellow Labrador, Mandie.

Frank's vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 with visitation one hour prior starting at 5:00 p.m. both at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Great Falls, MT. Funeral liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with burial to directly follow the mass at Mount Olivet Cemetery. He will be buried with military honors. A reception will follow burial at Holy Spirit Parish Center. 

Public Guest Book

Oct 3rd
Jackie Eberle
Such a sweet friendly man! Darlene, Jim and I enjoyed our conversations with you and Frank over the years. I know wonderful memories will help you and your "kids" through this difficult time. Much love -- Jackie
Oct 4th
Fr Paul McKane
To Darlene, and their children, especially Diane: Be in God’s love and peace, for that is where Frank is. His life has found completion in God.
Oct 4th
Arlene Kato
My sympathy to you Darlene and your family...You will all surely miss him..God will sustain you an get you through the hard times..Arlene
Oct 4th
Peggy Rowe
Darlene and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Frank will be missed by many. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends and in knowing the promises of our Lord Jesus. Know that we keep all of you in prayer.
Peggy Rowe, Ursuline Centre
Oct 5th
Carmen (Snider)Jambretz
Danny and Ramona and families we are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing! May God give you all comfort in His loving arms! Take care, love Lenora and Carmen
Oct 6th
DAWN D MAKOSKI (Baker, Creech)
I remember Frank and Darlene, from when I worked at Perkins in GF.....very nice people....I wish you all Peace, Love & Happiness
Oct 6th
Barbara Francetich
Darlene & Family: Frank will truly be one of those we really miss.. he was such a loving gentle man... but he is good hands and the good Lord is taking care of him well... May he rest in peace...He is with my Alan now and they are reminiscing right..
God Bless all of you.. Barb
Oct 8th
Bonnie &Hal Jorgensen
Dear Darlene, Hal and I send you our thoughts and comfort for you and family. May Our Lord Jesus hold all of you in his arms. Frank was a great Husband, Father, Friend . Always friendly and caring.
Oct 12th
Gene & Donna Roy
Darlene & family, We were saddened to read of Frank's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. He put up a good fight with all his health problems over all the years and now he can rest in peace. Have missed seeing you. Keep in touch & know that we are here for you. Hugs & prayers. Gene & Donna


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