Obituary - Steve Kalanick
April 3, 2015
Steve Kalanick, 101, passed away peacefully on March 23, in Great Falls, Montana.
Steve was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Stockett, Montana, to Czech immigrants, John and Anna Kalanick. In 1915 the Kalanick family homesteaded near Big Sandy, Montana, where Steve also raised his family and lived until moving to Great Falls in 2002.
As a young man he ranched and worked in the nearby coal mine. He married his wife, Ethel, on Oct. 17, 1937, and together they built the ranch, raised five children and cared for Steve's parents. Steve and Ethel were recognized in 2011 as Montana's longest married couple at over 73 years. He took pride in his garden every summer, and took great joy in his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Kalanick; his brothers, John, Mike, Paul and Michael; his sisters, Ann, Mary and Susan; his son, Steve "Butch" Kalanick; his daughter, Judy Willey; and his grandson, Steve Romans.
He is survived by his daughter, Ethel "Toots" Atkinson in Idaho; son, Ronald Kalanick (Kandra) in California; son, Richard "Dick" Kalanick in Montana; seven grandchildren, Perry Romans, Ethel Louise "Sis" Delaney, Chris Brown, Dawn Kalanick, Travis Kalanick, Dr. Brooke Kalanick-Larson (Joe), Dustin Kalanick (Jessica); seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Per Steve's wishes, there will be a private family