He was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Troy to Claud and RoseAnna Franck.
He lived with his family up Vermilion River, and attended school in Trout Creek.
Chuck loved the outdoors, and worked in the woods running machinery for many years.
He is survived by daughter Rosemary, of Washington; son, Charlie of Thompson Falls; two step-children and wife, Loretta Franck of Missoula.
Other survivors include five sisters and two brothers, seven grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is being planned for Dec. 1 in Trout Creek.