Gerald J. Franz, 60, beloved husband and dad to nine children, collapsed and died while fighting a fire and explosion at Boileou’s marina on Lake Pend Oreille in the early hours of May 4, 1986. He was a firefighter and elected fire commissioner for the all-volunteer Bayview, Idaho Fire Department. We remember him as truly a good man. He always put everything he had into what he did. He took the responsibility to make a difference. In his professional life, he was an acoustical physicist for the US Navy, Chair of the Lakeland School Board and an active member of every part of his community.