Richard (Rick) A. Hawk – 69.
Rick Hawk passed away from a snowmobile accident on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Rick was born in Kalispell, on March 30, 1952, to Dick & Duane Hawk. His dad worked for the railroad, therefore the family lived in several small railroad towns. He wrestled while attending Flathead High School and wrestled in the AAU National Championship while attending FVCC. He was an active member of Flathead Search and Rescue.
Rick married Sandra Dootson in January 1975, and they spent their first 7 months together in North Pole, Alaska. Rick worked as a police officer, fireman and medic for the city of North Pole and put together their first ambulance. Upon returning to Kalispell Rick went to work for the Flathead County Sheriff's Office. After 14 years with the Sherriff’s office Rick retired and became a private investigator, retiring in 2017. To stay active, he became a process server and bailiff.
Rick was an avid outdoors man, he loved spending his time hunting, trapping, gathering wood for the winter months or just exploring a mountain road. His latest passion was flint knapping arrowheads.
Rick is survived by his wife Sandie, sons Justin and Michael, wife Lori, his grandchildren, Stephanie, Kimmie, Nicholas, Kenzie, Paige and Kaleb, and 2 great grandchildren, Madison and Kennedy and his two brothers, Bruce, wife Toni and William George, wife Katina.
We miss him so very much, but Rick died doing something he loved.
A celebration of life is being planned for some time in August. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for you to make a donation to the charity of your choice. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.