Bryan Lee Gieser
Bryan Lee Gieser, age 52, of Glendive, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive.
A memorial service at will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with officiating with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Bryan was born on August 17, 1964 in Glendive to parents Philip and Alvira (Oakes) Gieser. He was raised and educated in Glendive, and graduated Dawson County High School with the class of 1983. He then moved to Billings to attend Montana State University, Billings Vo Tech for a paint and auto body degree. After he received his degree he moved back to Glendive, where he worked for Urbanec Motors and then Bob’s Body Shop. He then moved to Glasgow, Colo., and finally moved back home again to Glendive where he worked for Crisafulli Pumps before opening his own body shop. He later went back to Crisafulli Pumps where he worked until 2009. In 2010, Bryan was involved in a car accident that left him unable to work. He met and married Kim Hiatt, and to this union 2 children were born; Ashley and Philip. This marriage later ended in divorce.
Bryan enjoyed auto body work, woodworking and welding. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially loved watching movies with Auntie Betty. He spent many hours working on his yard, grafting trees and gardening, and took great pride in his yard and garden.
Bryan was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Russell.
Bryan is survived by his children Ashley and Philip of Billings; his siblings Calvin (Karla) Gieser of Pueblo, Colo., Phyllis Gieser of Glendive, Lawrence (Peggy) Gieser of Miles City, and Arlene Gieser of Glendive; his special aunts Betty (Oakes) Sattler of Glendive, Cleo (Oakes) Reil (Pete) of Glendive, and Beatrice Kadrmas of Dickinson, N.D.; his best friend Jackie Tobin-Koffler of Glendive; his best buddy Tigger “Hell Cat”; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Badlands Federal Credit Union to help Bryan’s family with his final expenses.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.