Obituary: Brian Thomas Gleason

January 8, 1950 - October 31, 2020
Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 11:00:01-05

Brian Thomas Gleason lost his battle with cancer and passed away October 31, 2020, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Brian was born January 8, 1950, in Great Falls, Montana to Dale Gleason and Dolores Nelson.

In 1969, Brian married Roberta “Bobbie” Joan Edgar. Brian and Bobbie had two children, Brian Rhett and Shannon April. Brian and Bobbie worked full time while raising their children. The family enjoyed camping, boating, skiing, playing games, having BBQs, and overall spending time together. On September 3, 1991, Bobbie passed away.

Brian enlisted in the army on April 23, 1969. Brian was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Calvary, of the 1st Air Calvary Division and was a trained expert with an M16, M14, and M60. Brian earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Brian was always very proud of his service in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Brian joined the United States Postal Service in July 1971, and retired after thirty-six and a half years.

On August 30, 2000, Brian married Carol Wiprud and spent a wonderful life together until his passing. Brian and Carol enjoyed traveling, working in the yard, playing pinochle, spending time with family, and most of all, laughing and loving each other.

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