Schnider Funeral Home Great Falls Montana


Louis Belcher
Louis Belcher


Louis Belcher

Dec 30, 1925 - Jan 30, 2017

Louis Belcher, 91, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana as a result of Pancreatic Cancer.

Lou was born on a humble homestead just south of Wolf Point, Montana on December 30, 1925. He was the last surviving sibling out of his parents and his seven siblings.

Lou served during WWII in the Navy and thereafter found his great love of the Lord. He graduated from Grand Canyon College in 1959 and went on to receive his Masters in Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He planted five churches, pastored at many more, and witnessed to countless cowboys behind the chutes with “Cowboys and Horsemen for Christ” for the last 28 years. At the age of 88, he wrote his autobiography, “The Way of the Cross.”  

Lou is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Belcher; sons Max and Louis Jr. of Centennial, CO; daughter-in-law Donna Belcher of Centennial, CO; grandchildren Shane Belcher of Ft. Collins, CO, Cindy McKey of Prosper, TX and Ashley Longaker of McKinney, TX; great-grandchildren Jordan and Hailey Belcher, Emily and Austin McKey and Dylan Longaker.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Daniel in 1967.

The funeral service will be held at Westside Baptist Church, 1300 6th St. NW, Great Falls, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow. A private family graveside will take place at a later date. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Louis’ name can be sent to the Great Falls Rescue Mission, 326 2nd Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.

Public Guest Book

Feb 1st
Ken Dunlap
A true friend is soaring with the angels today on his favorite mare, Fancy. You are missed terribly by many friends and family. To quote from the KJ bible,
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh, Gaelic proverb, "The essence of a game is at its end." God be with you Mary as He has been and forever more...
The essence of a game is at its end.
Feb 2nd
Chuck Hjortness
Cowboy Lou, as I always seemed to call him at church on Sunday, was a great man and even more a Christian man who always greeted me. He was exceptional in every way. He will be sorely missed by all at Westside Baptist Church and all that knew and loved him and Mary. RIP my friend, and God Bless you and Mary..........Chcuk
Feb 4th
Barb and Sherman jackson
Mary and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed god blesd
Feb 6th
Cynthia and Matt Ballinger
Prayers with you at this difficult time, Mary and family. Lou was a gentle should with a kind word for everyone. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he has touched. Be secure knowing he is with the Lord whom he loved and followed all these years.


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