Brett Naill, 31, Bismarck, passed away Nov. 6, 2021. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at Bismarck Baptist Church, 2211 Laforest Ave, Bismarck. A service livestream will be available here: https://youtu.be/xiFvpg150No
Brett was born June 12, 1990, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Edward and Lesly (Conley) Naill. He grew up in the St. Cloud area and graduated from Becker High School in 2008. He went to Vermillion Community College in Ely, Minnesota, and attended the college’s police academy. After graduation, he accepted a position with the Bottineau Sheriff’s Department.
While living in Bottineau, he met and married his wife, Kristyn Nelson. They were married on December 2, 2014. Brett and Kristyn moved to Bismarck in January 2015, where he took a position with the Bismarck Police Department. He held many positions in the department, including patrol, detective and was a member of the bomb squad. Brett recently left law enforcement and started a new career at Pinnacle Engineering as an Environmental Field Tech. He was a father of two boys, Henry and Reed.
Brett loved the outdoors and often took trips to go hunting and fishing.
Brett is survived by his wife, Kristyn, Bismarck; sons, Henry and Reed; his parents, Edward and Lesly, St. Cloud, Minn.; brother, Wyatt (Sam), Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandparents, Ron and Norma; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cody; and grandparents, Edward and Alida.