In memory of

Walter “Walt” Gaschk, age 83, of Helena

January 27, 1936 – June 2, 2019

Walt Gaschk, 83, peacefully passed away on June 2, 2019, surrounded by family members at St. Peter’s Medical Center in Helena, MT after a long struggle with cancer.

Walt was born January 27, 1936 in Bismarck, ND to Paul and Olga Gaschk. Walt lived and traveled throughout the Midwest for Foremost Dairies, Groves Kelco Inc., Supervalu and was also an Independent Sales Rep. He enjoyed fishing, music, playing his guitar and truly loved taking day trips with his wife Ginney.  Walt had a heart of gold, especially when it came to animals. He was loved and respected by anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Walt was formerly married to Lee Gaschk of Billings, MT and is survived by their children: Vicki Gaschk, Kevin (Sandy) Gaschk, and Paul Gaschk all of Billings, MT. Walt is also survived by his wife of 41 years, Ginney Gaschk of Helena, MT, children: Troy (Sherri) Nelson, of Chandler, AZ, Tammy Chandler, of Billings, MT, and Kim Nelson (Bob Codden) of Chicago, IL.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Gaschk; and son, Randy Gaschk.

Walt will be joining his father and brother to take his final fishing trip on June 11, 2019. Family, Friends and Acquaintances are invited for a casual gathering and luncheon at the Hannaford Street Bible Church, 830 N. Hannaford St., at 4:30 pm. Following the gathering, a reception will be held in the social hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center c/o St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, MT 59601. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Walt.


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  1. I am so sorry about the passing of your dad but I know he had been struggling for a long time. He is now at peace and that may make it easier for all that loved him. Thinking of you all. Debby McAtee

  2. Ardyce Miller Endresen says

    Ginny, Vicki and family, I am so sorry for your loss. With my sympathy, Ardyce Miller Endresen

  3. Jeanni King says

    I’m sorry for your loss Ginney.

  4. Les Duncan says

    My condolence to all of Walts family, and a note of my relationship with Walt. We both worked for the same co. Groves Kelco of Minneapolis for many years, until they dissolved. the Co. Then I went into the Independent Sales Rep. business and Walt did the same a little later. So we both had a lot in common. And a very enjoyable life. Walt also came to my 90th. birthday party four years ago. Take care, my good friend on your last fishing trip.

  5. Ken Gaschk says

    Was truly a wonderful man who always put others before himself. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Renee Rohrbaugh says

    Condolences to the Gaschk family Sorry for your loss Larry & Renee Rohrbaugh

  7. June Bailey says

    Kevin and Sandy and family my he Rest In Peace prayers to all during this time.

  8. Katy Fields says

    Ginney, You are in my prayers. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Peace and comfort to you my friend.

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