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Tristan Wayne Billmayer

Tristan Wayne Billmayer
Born: Jan 02, 1997
Died: May 02, 2015

Tristan Wayne Billmayer, 18, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the family home.  Rosary services will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hogeland.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Turner High School Gymnasium.  Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Tristan was born in Havre, MT on January 2, 1997 to Adam and Shawna (Roppe) Billmayer. Tristan became an admired, compassionate big brother to three siblings; Ella, Sarah, and Trent. Tristan attended 12 years of school at Turner Public School and was just two weeks shy of receiving his high school diploma. While in school he participated in track and played basketball for the Tornadoes and then his senior year he joined the Wildcat football team. Tristan was the 2015 Homecoming King.  Tristan was a Hoby delegate his junior year, an experience he enjoyed. He was a dedicated lifetime member of the Big Flat Catholic Church. 
Tristan’s contagious smile, witty charm, compassionate nature was felt by all who knew him, and will forever be instilled in our hearts. His adventurous side led him to learning to fly with Uncle Scott, riding his dirt bike and occasionally riding his treasured vintage motorcycle from Grandpa Allen, and hunting.
His love for his family was strong and constant. Ella was his best friend, Sarah was his mini me, and Trent was his little sidekick. Tristan loved shadowing his most admired person, his Dad, around the farm. His Mom was his biggest fan, advocate, and most of all the architect of his endearing character.  Tristan was and will always be his Mom’s 2nd first love. There was not a person to old or too small that he didn’t give attention to whenever he walked into a room. He had a band of brothers who have endless stories and experiences that show all the wonderful qualities that made him an exceptional friend. Whenever friends or neighbors needed help he was there no matter the size of the task. 
Tristan will be met in heaven by Grandpa Allen Billmayer, Great Grandparents Papa Fred & Grandma Jean Mohar and Great Grandpa Bud Hewitt. And meeting for the 1st time his Grandpa Neil Roppe, Uncle Trent, and Aunt Cassie Roppe.
Tristan is survived by his parents Adam and Shawna, sisters; Ella and Sarah, and brother Trent. Maternal grandparents Ralph and Nancy Snider, paternal Granny Merrilyn Billmayer, praternal great grandma Ardis Hewitt, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many lifelong friends.

Public Guest Book

May 5th
Jami Clark
Adam, Shawna and family, I want to say how very sorry I am. My heart breaks for you all and will pray for strength for all of you during this time. May the love and memories get you through this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jami (PJ's mom)
May 6th
Mary E. Pyette
My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss.
May 6th
Abby Hall
My heart aches for you. Sending healing thought and prayers your way. Cherish those memories!
May 6th
Brad and Janet Ruhkamp
Adam,Shawna and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Tristan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this horrible time. God watch over your family.
May 6th
My deepest sympathy to all of your family. Our prayers are with all your loved ones. Jan Jensen (Merrilyn's cousin from MN)
May 6th
Robert Bruce Brekke
Very Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Bruce and Chris Brekke
May 6th
Don & Marian Olsen
Merilynn, Adam and Family,
We are so sorry for this terrible heart break. May God be your source, strength and comfort as you grieve the loss of your precious son and grandson, Tristan. We did not realize that Allen had passed away in the fall. It has been a tough year, but we trust the Lord to carry you and comfort you all. We have special memories of the years that our paths crossed. Praying for you.
May 7th
Allan Culp
Adam, to you and all your family, please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Allan & Carol Culp
May 7th
Shawna Steinbauer
"May your trust in God's great mercy which He showers from above,

Bring you peace, hope, and strength, for the loss of one you love.
I am the Resurrection and the Life; Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, will live,

and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die."

John 11:25-26

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family in this difficult time. I hope that Tristan has finally found his peace and is surround by God and those who have past before us. Lots of Love - Shawna
May 8th
Robert & Twila Inman
We are so very sorry for the loss of your son. Sounds like he was a wonderful young man. Just know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May 12th
Kristi Peterson
I would like to send our sincerest sympathy to the Billmayer family. The Admissions staff at MSU-Northern was so sad to hear of Tristan's passing. It was a joy to meet him and we were all looking forward to getting to know him at Northern. We all remembered his smiling face... what a great kid. Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you.


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