Frank Paul Fahland, 61, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 24, 2020. A celebration of life to be announced in the spring or summer of 2021.
He was born July 25, 1959, in Libby, MT, to Felix and Shirley (Munsel) Fahland. He was raised in Libby and graduated from Libby High School in 1977. As a Libby Logger he was a spectacular basketball player and track star.
As a young man, he worked along side his dad and brothers at “The Hog” (Libby Ready Mix). There he learned how to work hard and went on to do several other construction jobs and a stent in the oil patch.
In 1984 he married Cindy Crane of Glendive, Montana, and was blessed with a son, Justice Hays Fahland.
In 1996 he graduated pharmacy school from the University of Montana and continued his career as a traveling pharmacist in Idaho and Washington.
After years on the road, he chose to come home to Libby and started a successful pharmacy business, “Frank’s Drug.” His willingness to help others was endless and touched many people in the community for 15+ years.
After retiring from “Frank’s Drug” in 2014, he continued to work hard and enjoyed developing his property, digging holes and filling them back in. His love of being outside and manual labor inspired him to build his dream home, “The Upper Carrot House.”
He always had a new project in mind, from building a container building, erecting “The Great Wall” and a par three golf course.
He liked attending auctions and high school football games. He enjoyed playing his banjo with friends and played in multiple bands throughout the years. He loved golfing, shooting guns, and telling stories.
He most cherished spending time with his granddaughter and taking her for tractor rides.
His family and friends knew him as generous, loyal, compassionate and most of all hilarious. His witfulness and ability to crack jokes on a whim was a gift to all who new him. He gave nicknames to many and was nicknamed by many: Fauge,’ Papa, Brother, Dangler, Banjo Pickin Pharmacist, Pharmboy, Franki, One Balled Man, Little Frank, Hank, The Banjo Man, Mittens, Willard P. Pump, Frankio and Dad.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Felix Fahland and Shirley Fahland. He is survived by his son Justice Fahland, granddaughter Willow Fahland and brothers Mitch Fahland, Mike Fahland (Diney), Marshal Fahland, Harmon Fahland (Cynthia), Steve Fahland and Jason Fahland (Kerri).
Memorials can be made to Kootenai Winter Sports (Turner Mountain). Mail donations to KWS, PO Box 210, Libby, MT 59923 in memory of Frank Fahland. Online condolences and memories may be shared on Facebook.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Homes in Libby.