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Bryan  Hiltbrunner
Bryan Hiltbrunner


Bryan Hiltbrunner

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

Public Guest Book

Jul 2nd
Brandy Deb Ed Longden
We just wanted to say we are deeply saddened for the loss of Bryan, he was such an amazing man, and a well known long time friend..We were just talking about Bryan and Greg about 2weeks ago, and Brandy was telling us how Bryan had saved her life, she almost drown at Geaugua Lake that me, deb, brandy greg and stacey all went too, She was in the WAVE part and couldnt swim and when the BIG WAVE came, she went under and Bryan rushed out there and saved her. Bryan will be missed but never forgotten, and always in our hearts.. The Hiltbrunner family will be in our thoughts and prayers.. THE LONGDEN FAMILY
Jul 3rd
Deb Fair
Was so sorry to hear of Bryan's passing such a tragedy. Bryan'a dad George is my cousin. You are all in my prayers during this very difficult time...
Jul 4th
Beth Snay Slone
I am so very sorry to hear of Bryans passing. I just want you to know my heart and prayers are with you all.
Jul 16th
I went to school.with Bryan he was a great man. So sorry.about your loss.


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