In Memory of Brett Schwanbeck
It is with great sadness and broken hearts to share that our beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son, Uncle, Fiance & friend was taken from us too soon. Brett & his fiance Anna were attending the 3 day country music festival in Las Vegas when the shots rang out that fateful night of October 1, 2017. Brett was shot in one of the very initial rounds of gunfire as most people still had no idea what was happening around them. After trying to help Brett in between gunfire rounds, Anna was able to find refuge in a dumpster, all while never taking her eyes off Brett. After the shooting ceased she begged for people to assist in getting him medical attention. Several people helped carry him on a concert fencing to get him to an awaiting ambulance. He was taken to Sunrise Medical Center and fought a great fight to recover from his injuries. Unfortunately he passed away on the afternoon of October 3, 2017. Brett was a great man that was funny, generous, kind, loving and so full of joy! He would drive 500 miles to help you if you needed it. He loved his family dearly and cherished lake trips, family gatherings, hunting, camping and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was so loving and this tradegy is so difficult on everyone close to him. Our family is creating this page for Brett's immediate families needs. It is our hope that it enables them to free themselves from the stress of immediate burdens that will come up over the next several weeks and months. There are expenses for traveling, funeral arrangements, loss of finances and so much more. Any amount will help them during this time. Once available we will post memorial service details here. Hold your families close! Tomorrow is nevere promised! ** PSA: as a side note there are so many gofundme pages out there that people are starting that are not legit. This is being set up by Brett's nieces Trenna & Carla and all proceeds are going to directly to his IMMEDIATE families needs. "Gofundme" requires that we post this so you know that its an "OFFICIAL" page in memory of a victim of this horrible shooting and it is legitimate. There is also a larger donation page for ALL the victims and their families being started by Las Vegas diginitaries. Giving here just fills an immediate need because that fund is currently not accessible to anyone and won't be for several weeks. *** Thank you so much for the prayers, messages, kind thoughts, posts and emails from everyone. Shawn appreciates them all!
Organizer and beneficiary