Bryan Anthony Schiltz
December 23, 1969 ~ November 28, 2019
Bryan A. Schiltz, 49, Brandon, died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, following a heart attack.
Visitation will be 7-9pm, Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Brandon Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be 11am, Friday, December 6, also at the Brandon Assembly of God Church.
Bryan Anothony Schiltz was born December 23, 1969, to Leo and Sally (Scofield) Schiltz, in Fridley, MN. The family moved around several different towns before Bryan graduated high school from Buffalo, MN. He then attended Southwest State University in Marshall before moving to Sioux Falls in 1995. He met and married Jane Hanson on September 21, 1996. The couple settled in Brandon. Bryan worked for Gateway Computer Company, later for Billion’s GMC store, and he was currently working for Cars for Sale.com.
Bryan was a lifer, which can be expressed as one who loved life and lived it out to fullest in every aspect. He gave and loved with his whole heart. Out of all the things Bryan enjoyed, which would be: longboarding, surfing, boating, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, playing/watching hockey, four wheeling, racing cars, and getting into some trouble, following God had to be his utmost, favorite thing to do on this earth, besides spending time with his wife, Jane and daughter, Marya. Bryan cherished them deeply.
Bryan shared a deep love for Christ and the gospel. He spent most of his time following in Christ’s footsteps; his nose stuck in the Bible, seeking and searching for more of God. Bryan was recently in the process of becoming a pastor before his passing, as he had a call to be a missionary. In the last year, Bryan gave most of his time doing the Lord’s work. He was a youth leader at Connect Youth Ministries, helped lead a new branch of Brandon Assembly of God, in Inwood, IA, led various groups and Bible studies, spent time pouring into others in need, and loved on people whenever he could. Bryan’s plans for ministries were related to the reservations in South Dakota. His dream was to one day make it to Pine Ridge. Although he did not spend extended time there, he was able to serve a week at Pine Ridge this past summer with a small group from Connect, ministering and pouring into the lives of many. Bryan truly did it all; from thrill seeking, to loving his family, and obeying God, he left his mark in each of those areas. Bryan’s life was the light of Christ and his legacy lives on in those he poured into. Despite his earthly life ending, it has only just begun.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane; daughter, Marya; his mother, Sally (Keith) Lemke, Buffalo, MN; four siblings, Kevin (Lisa) Schiltz, Buffalo, MN, Justin (Heather) LeClair, Benson, MN, Tricia (Jeff) Hansen, Buffalo, MN, and Jason Lemke, Big Lake, MN; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Leo Schiltz; one uncle, Tony Schiltz; his step-father, Randy LeClair; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.