Obituary: Richard Charles Pachek

Richard Charles Pachek
Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 18:49:19-04

On Monday, August 10, 2020, Richard Charles Pachek, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 90.

Dick was born on May 28, 1930, to Mary (Hocevar) and Joseph Pachek. He was raised in Great Falls, graduated Great Falls High School, and attended the College of Great Falls. After college, Dick served in Korea as a lineman in a MASH unit. He returned to Great Falls to raise his family and build a career.

Early in high school, he met the love of his life, Peggy Corrigan. They spent 52 years together before Peggy passed away in 2005. His long and productive career started early. He completed his first successful development deal while still in high school—purchasing land, building a house, and selling the enhanced property during his senior year.

After college and Korea, he built his practical building skills by working for Guy Tobacco Construction, but he spent most of his career as a self- employed entrepreneur and progressive businessman. His diverse business ventures included ranching, manufacturing, bars, casinos, the oil and gas business, and restaurants. Even after retiring, Dick maintained his passion for building and development.

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