Dirk Lee Niebaum, age 57, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving family by his side. Dirk was born on August 6, 1961 in Turlock, CA. to Frank Niebaum and Maggi Brown. Dirk was a beloved teacher at Hedges and Peterson Elementary and coached football, wrestling and track. Dirk volunteered at the Light House Christian Home and First Descents. Dirk is survived by his wife Lori of 35 years, his daughters Kelly Niebaum and Dayna Niebaum, and parents Frank and Annette Niebaum and Roger and Maggi Brown. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Flathead County Fair Grounds in the Expo Building. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at caringbridge.org/visit/dirkniebaum to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is caring for the family.