Brendan Ray Rollin
Born: July 4, 2000
Died: October 24, 2020
Funeral: November 2, 2020
Brendan Ray Rollins, twenty years of Great Falls, Montana died Saturday, October 24 in the Sluice Boxes State Park. He was discovered by search and rescue teams from Belt Rural Volunteer Fire Dept., FWP, Cascade County Search and Rescue, Cascade County Sheriff’s Dept. with the assistance of Maelstrom AFB and many volunteers in the afternoon of Sunday, October 25. He and his friend had been camping in the park when a snowstorm began.
The cause of death was determined to be hypothermia.
Viewing will be Sunday, November 1st from 3-4 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with a rosary at 4 p.m. Requiem High Mass will be offered by Fr. Martin Skierka at 10 a.m. Monday, November 2nd followed by burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.
Brendan Ray Rollins was born on June 4, 2000 in Billings, Montana and moved to Great Falls with his family in 2011. Brendan “navigated” his way toward Heaven Saturday, October 24. He was homeschooled and after graduating he attended MSU. He attended the MSU College Community Choir with his brothers Dominic and Nathan and sang in Carnegie hall in New York. He was a violinist in the Great Falls Symphonia. After high school he worked at several jobs including North 40 and detailing airplanes. He had been planning to start a business with his friend. He was a devoted member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Black Eagle. He faithfully attended Sunday Mass and frequently volunteered to help at the chapel. A devoted son and loving brother, he never missed a chance to show his care. He loved flying and had his student pilate license. He was full of ambitions and dreams, loving adventure and aspiring to explore Alaska. He always loved hiking ever since he was young, going often with his dad and brothers, and now begins his greatest adventure.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather Robert Plumb and his brother Xavier Rollins. He leaves behind his parents, Kevin and Sarah Rollins and 9 living siblings: Dominic, Nathan, Hannah, Isabel, Joan, Stephan, “Heidi”, Danielle, and Anthony Rollins, paternal grandmother Doris Krenelka, Paternal grandfather Ray Rollins, maternal grandmother Kathleen Plumb, many aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives and dear friends.
Memorials or donations can be given to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Cascade County Search and Rescue, or Belt Rural Volunteer Fire Dept.
Bernice Anges Skierka
born: March 2, 1920
died: August 20, 2020
Funeral: August 27, 2020
Bernice Agnes Skierka was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Paul and Matilda (Beste) Biegalke on March 2, 1920. She was the oldest of six children. Her parents moved to and homesteaded northeast of Chester where she was raised.