HAMILTON — William “Bill” Dean Rea Sr., 76, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at home and into eternal life with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, with his family by his side. Bill was born in Illinois in 1941 and came west as a young man in search of job opportunities in 1955. He met Anna in San Francisco, California, and they were married in February 1961. Bill and Anna retired in 1996 and they traveled the country in their RV. They finally settled in Hamilton in 2005 to be near family.

Bill enjoyed many things including golf with family and friends, fishing, hunting, camping and traveling in their RV. He was active in the church and enjoyed playing games with couples in the church and family. He was a devoted member of the Hamilton Assembly of God church in Hamilton.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Anna, daughter Linda Graham (Darrell), sons Bill Jr. (Erika) and David (Karissa) as well as seven grandchildren Caitlin, Wyatt, Kevin, Clayton, Sarah, Hailey, and Dalton and many great-grandchildren.

If desired friends may donate in Bill’s memory to Hamilton Assembly of God benevolent fund 601 W. Main St. Hamilton, MT. 59840 or online at

Bill loved his family and friends very much and he will be greatly missed. 

Brother Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

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