November 19, 1933 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 88)


Frank R. Bache, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Libby on Saturday, January 22, 2022. He was born on November 19, 1933 at Libby. He was the 4th born of 8 children to Esbon and Ethel Nixon Bache.

He married Sondra “Sandy” St. Onge on March 20, 1953; they were married for nearly 69 years. They lived in Libby where Frank worked with Bache Brothers Logging. He was an expert dozer operator and built many of the roads in the Yaak, Fisher River and other local areas.

Frank and Sandy moved to Anchor Point, Alaska in 1990 where they built a home and resided until 2005. They moved back to Libby so Frank could receive treatment for asbestosis. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Bessie Grames, his brothers Bobby, Cecil and Fred Bache and twin infant granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Sandy, Libby; 4 children Tama Bache, Libby; Patti Bache, Gillcrist, OR; Jeff Bache (Janie), Libby; Karel Bache, LaPine, OR; 5 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; his brothers Lloyd Bache (Virginia); John Bache (Kathy); and Kenny Bache.

No services are planned at this time.  A memorial service will be held in the summer.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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