The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Frank Joseph Heilig


September 4, 2019

Frank Joseph Heilig

1/2/1952 – 8/13/20

I would often introduce Frank Heilig as my homeless neighbor. He was that, but he described himself with a far more colorful montage; mountain man, logger, survivalist, mechanic, ham radio operator, provider of security services, fire fighter, former marine and helper to all who ask. Some of his neighbors knew him only as "GI Joe" or "Camo Guy." And some found his dress and demeanor a bit intimidating. But he wrote "I bring people together." I can attest that that was true.

I first met Frank in 2007, when my wife and I bought a 20-acre parcel in...

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