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Charles "Pat" Falk

October 29, 1939 - August 02, 2020

Funeral Service - Wednesday

August 05, 2020
- 10:00 AM with visitation starting one hour prior. Streaming will start at 9:45 at the bottom of this page.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celbration of Life Center, Fargo

Burial - Wednesday

August 05, 2020
- 2:00 PM

United Cemetery, Hankinson, ND

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Charles "Pat" Falk

October 29, 1939 - August 02, 2020

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Charles “Pat” Falk, 80, West Fargo, ND formerly of Hankinson, ND passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Charles Patrick Falk was born on October 29, 1939 to Charles and Margaret (Burrows) Falk in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up in Hankinson and graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1958.

On October 24, 1964, he was united in marriage to Diane Bladow in Hankinson. The couple made their home in Hankinson where they raised their four children.

Pat started his career at age 18, when he established Pat Falk Well Drilling. In 1969, he partnered with his brother, Jim, and the company became Falk Brothers Well Drilling. They later expanded their business to include HVAC and geothermal. Pat became known as the “Grandfather of Geothermal” and retired in 2017. Pat loved to talk, especially about his work and achievements. One of his many accomplishments is the lake home he built on Roy Lake in South Dakota that his family continues to enjoy, especially his grandchildren.

Following his retirement, Pat enjoyed gardening and woodworking. Being an inventor at heart, he loved to build and create. He was also a notorious joke and storyteller, who didn’t always need an audience. Remembered and loved as a quirky man whose silly one-liners will live on with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane; daughters, Nicole (Bob) Christensen, West Fargo, ND; Amy (Darin) Dirkes, Baxter, MN; grandchildren, Hannah and Isaac Christensen; Carter and Ruby Dirkes; siblings, Jim (Sheryl) Falk, Hankinson; and Mary Radke, Fargo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Vince Falk; and daughter, Rhonda Falk.

There will be a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed on Boulger’s website. Burial at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the United Cemetery in Hankinson.

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11 responses to “Charles “Pat” Falk”

  1. Cindy and Doug Puetz says:

    Our sympathy Diane and family

  2. Marlin Galde says:

    I met Pat many years ago and found him to be a very good at sales. He was very convincing while explaining how geothermal systems worked and how it could benefit anybody. His knowledge and enthusiasm convinced most customers to work with him. He was the ultimate salesmen with a great sense of humor. I worked with Pat for several years dealing with geothermal systems and those years were some of the most memorable times of my life. I thank you Pat for those special times and now I shall cherish those memories.

  3. ricky berg says:

    so very about your loss

  4. Marlin Galde says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Diane and family
    Marlin and Tina Galde

  5. Gene Bladow says:

    My sympathy to Diane and family

  6. Muriel Hedrick says:

    My sympathies to you Diane. I think of you often and remember all the Caregiver times.

  7. Nettie Mauchand family says:

    our sympathy Diane and family

  8. james Martin says:

    Our deepest symphth to Diane and family Jim & Carol Martin

  9. Kim krause says:

    Diane, thinking of you and your family. We are sorry to hear about Pat.
    Treasure all the good memories and talk about him often with your kids & grandkids.
    Our sympathies, Roger & Kim Krause

  10. james Martin says:

    Jim &Carol Martin Orange Cal

  11. Teri Arso says:

    Diane, Nicole, Amy & Families – Sorry for your loss. Pat will forever be in the hearts of everyone that knew and loved him. Now, its time for him to be with with Rhonda and Vince. May the memories you hold in your hearts help to heal your loss. Teri Arso

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