Frank left for his journey with God surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
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Frank was born on May 5, 1922, in Bozeman to Florence and Edwin Knadler. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
He was married in 1949 to Helen Glenney, and they ranched in the Belgrade area on the family homestead. He also worked at local sawmills and for Manhattan Machine Company until moving to Anaconda, where he was employed by the Anaconda Company until it shut down.
He was a great man of faith with a great devotion to our Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a very generous man and dedicated his life to helping those in need. Frank enjoyed the great outdoors, going camping, spending time with his family and passing on the word of God.
His wife Helen; son Roland; brothers, Art and Ed; sisters, Arlene and Marie; and grandson, Bob, preceded Frank in death.
Frank is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Richard) Marthaller, Anaconda, Sherrie (Juan) Cuellar, Henderson, Nev., and Helen Pierce of Boise, Idaho; sons, Frank and Art Knadler, both of Anaconda; grandchildren, Anthony Pierce, Billie Jo Pierce, Blaine Knadler, Vern Knadler, Frankie Shaw, Robert Simon, Shawn Knadler, Tabitha Knadler, Chelle Carney, Rolly Marthaller and Mindy Knadler; and many great-grandchildren who he was very proud of.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Shrine Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the KT Riddle Funeral Home in Anaconda. Interment will be held at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bozeman at 2:45 p.m.
KT Riddle Funeral Home is in charge of Frank's funeral services.
KT Riddle Funeral Homes - Anaconda Chapel
520 Oak Street
Anaconda, MT 59711
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 26, 2011