Mar 15, 1979 - Jun 27, 2012
Bryan Judson Hiltbrunner, 33, of Great Falls, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 as the result of an automobile accident.
Visitation for Bryan will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the funeral liturgy to immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in Norwalk, Ohio. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Bryan was born in Norwalk, Ohio, on March 15, 1979 to Patricia Gilchrist and George Hiltbrunner. Bryan attended school in Ohio. He worked for several years in his father’s home improvement business. He had his own excavating business. His desire to travel led him into the trucking industry allowing him to travel across the country.
After the death of his grandmother he joined his mom in Great Falls. His plans for the future were to return to Ohio and start his own construction company.
Bryan was multi-talented. His skills ranged from building, operating heavy equipment, home improvement and a variety of skilled trades. He worked with pride and perfection.
Bryan enjoyed camping, fishing and snowmobiling. He had a warmth that touched everyone he met, and was always one to give a helping hand. His love for children was extraordinary. It was Bryan’s dream to bring his stepson Cody to Montana for an amazing outdoor hunting and fishing adventure.
Bryan was a kind, loving person who will be greatly missed. For those who loved Bryan, their love will keep him alive.
Survivors include his mother Patricia Gilchrist of Montana and Florida; father George Hiltbrunner (Barb) of Willard, OH; a brother Technical Sergeant Gregory Hiltbrunner of Mountain Home, ID; a nephew and niece of Mountain Home, ID; a step-son Cody Evans of Tiro, OH; grandparents, Chester and Leona Hiltbrunner of Lakeland, FL; aunts and uncles Harold Gilchrist, Debi (Dave) Frey of Great Falls, Carolyn (Tom) Zaffer of Ohio, Kathleen Gilchrist of Michigan, Dave (Dee) Hiltbrunner of Ohio, Joan (Frank) Patrick of Florida and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Eula and Harold Gilchrist. His grandfather and beloved Nina, Eula and Harold, greeted Bryan on his return home. Too soon for those he left behind.
Memorials in Bryan’s honor may be donated to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School.
Condolences may be left at www.schniderfuneralhome.com
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