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Bryan Stormer

Bryan Edward Stormer, 58, died Thursday, March 7, 2024.

He was born Aug. 14, 1965, in Wisconsin to Karen and Ron Stormer. His family moved to Plentywood when he was in elementary school. While growing up in Plentywood, he spent his time playing football (he was a proud member of the 1981 state championship team) and working for Blue Rock Pepsi Distribution. During this time, his mother married Steve Hammer, who became the man he would call his father. Steve taught him many woodworking and mechanic skills that would later be passed on to his sons.

He met Colleen Kelly in 1987 while attending Eastern Montana College in Billings. She was a basketball player and he was working at the front desk of the gym. She was constantly looking to get extra practice and shoot around so he would keep the gym open late for her. They got engaged on Valentine’s Day and married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990. They moved to Melstone and began their teaching and coaching careers together. In 1995, they moved to Wolf Point where he continued to teach high school math and received a National Teacher of the Year Award. They moved out to the farm in 1996 and worked hard to make it a great place for their boys. He built forts and a sandbox, made wooden swords and guns, mowed a football field and motorcycle track and, every year, planted over 500 trees.

He loved to help others throughout his life and was involved in coaching track, basketball, football, cross country and wrestling. He had the wonderful gift of being able to talk and connect with everyone he met. He truly enjoyed the success of others and wanted the best for them. He taught for 25 years and retired in 2015 so that he could spend more time with his family.

The pride and joys of his life were his five sons. He always told his sons his purpose as a father was to see to their education, safety and health. Mission accomplished. All

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