Schnider Funeral Home Great Falls Montana


Brian Williams
Brian Williams


Brian Williams

Oct 18, 1972 - Apr 02, 2017

Brian Williams, 44, of Great Falls, passed away from natural causes on April 2, 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Williams; son Kail Williams; daughter Chloe Williams; mother Diana Williams, all of Great Falls, Montana; sister Jana (Corey) Baker of Denver, CO; grandmothers Loretta Huttinger of Great Falls, MT and Barbara Lappin of Salt Lake City, UT; and many other relatives and numerous close friends.

Brian Williams was born to Thomas and Diana Williams in Great Falls, Montana on October 18, 1972 and there began his love for the outdoors and his family. Brian grew up in Great Falls, MT going to school at Lewis and Clark Elementary, East Junior High, and Great Falls High School. While in school, Brian devoted a lot of time to the sport of football, lettering and graduating in 1991. During this time he always found a way to be out hunting or fishing with his father. He met the love of his life, Shelby in 1995. They were blessed with a handsome baby boy, Kail in October of 1996. Brian always said his son was his late birthday present. In 1997, the family moved to Havre, MT so Brian could obtain his Registered Nursing education. During that time they were also blessed with a beautiful baby girl in July of 1998, Chloe, who has always been his little girl. Brian graduated nursing school from Montana State University-Northern and obtained his RN license in 2000. That year, he and his family moved home to Great Falls and Brian began work at Benefis Hospital on the Ortho/Neuro floor and remained there for ten years. Seven years ago, he began his nursing care at Missouri River Manor, where he worked his last twelve hour shift on Sunday, April 2.  

Brian was an avid hunter, fisherman, mountain moving hiker, and loving son, brother, husband, and father. Whenever Brian was not working he was out in the mountains shed hunting, wild game hunting during archery and rifle season, fishing, and sharing those hobbies with his family, especially his kids. We do believe Brian was most happy when he got to teach and witness his kids enjoy hunting just as much as he did. Brian was very proud of his kids, happily married, and blessed with an amazing family and many great friends.

Brian is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Williams. They are now reunited in their secret hunting grounds.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Schnider Funeral Home, 1510 13th St. S. His funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1410 13th St. S. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. 

Public Guest Book

Apr 5th
Christine Mims
My deepest condolences to the entire Williams Family. Brian was one of a kind. For the past 3 yrs, He was what I like to call "My work spouse". He worked the shift opposite of myself on the 100 unit at Missouri River. Everyone always thought we together made the 1 perfect employee....He was outgoing, sociable, political, funny, and just all around a swell Nurse where I was the detail oriented paper pusher, mother hen, nonpolitical, non outgoing, & non sociable person. We always worked together to make sure our patients received the utmost care & compassion they deserved. I remember when Brian had applied for the open position, I was really skeptical but he won my trust & showed me that he had a heart of gold. He will be truly missed by all. I am truly blessed to have gotten to know, befriend, and work with Brian. RIP Big B! You and your entire family are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Wrap your wings around your family & make your presence of peace. love, & joy known.
Apr 6th
Sue Ellington
To Diana and family of Brian
My heart goes out to each and everyone you for your loss Mayb God give you all strength and wrap his arms around each of you.
I only know you Diana and worked with you at Columbus years ago and Im so truly sorry at Brians passing. I too have lost a child 2 years ago today and I feel all of your pain as there is no greater loss/ My prayers to you and your family
Sue Ellington
Apr 7th
So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21;4:"..death will be no more ..., the former things have passed away."
Apr 7th
Janet Fritz-Delisle
My heart breaks for Brian's lovely family, adoring friends, and the many patients and residents that were blessed to receive his care. He will be genuinely missed by us all. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Janet Fritz-Delisle
Apr 7th
Jerry Loomis
My deepest sympathy to Diana, Brian's wife and children and the extended family. I formerly worked with his mom at Columbus and met Brian later when we were both employed at Benefis hospital. Brian and I first met there during his care of my late father Eldon. Dad really enjoyed Brian as a caretaker and later, after my wife's surgery, she could not say enough kind things about him and his care. Brian and I had similar interests, the mountains, hunting and seeking "sheds" and enjoyed swapping stories. The world truly lost a great young man, an excellent worker and an exemplary family man. May your next adventure be filled with the wonderful "finds" in the hills of Heaven. RIP.
Jerry Loomis
Apr 7th
Mar and Judy Schulte
We are so sad as we read about the passing of Brian! Such a difficult time for all of you! We pray you find comfort in the promise of God's love and mercy and in the sweet memories and legacy he leaves behind.
Our memories go back many years ago when Brian was one of our best high school employees and the family was the best store neighbors we've ever had. He always had a special place in our hearts! Imagine how delighted we were when he was the nurse on shift caring for our elderly parents! He was really a gem - and his sweet smile and twinkle in his eye made a difference in his world.
Rest in peace Brian!
Apr 9th
Annie Hofeldt
Dianna, my heart broke for you when I read about your son Brian. I remember h8m and you from Benefis. I k re he would make a great nurse just like you. It takes a very special person. To be a great nurse and you both fit the bill. May the Lord give you as we as your and Brian's family comfort . Know that o e day, death will be no more and we will all be reunited with those gone on befor us, and we will all dwell in the house of the Lord, and pain and sorrow will be no more.
May 2nd
Sandi Franklin
I'm so sorry for the loss of you husband. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I didn't know that he worked at the Manor nursing home where my mother was at. My mother passed away at the nursing home five years ago. I met most of the staff there, but I never got to meet Brian.


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