MISSOULA — William John Riel Jr., age 69, died from COVID-19 on Nov. 21, 2020, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
Johnny was born in Missoula on June 9, 1951, to Ida Bacon and Bill Riel.
Johnny loved fishing, hunting and loved working on cars, trucks, semis and heavy equipment.
He is preceded in death by Ida Bacon, Bill Riel, Uncle Louie and Grandma Jenny DuMontier.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Amberlynn, and his mother-in-law, Robbie. He is also survived by sons Kendall Riel, Martin Riel; his sisters, Kathy Schaff and Tom Thorn, Missoula; Joan Crowder, Missoula; Janice and Bill Starr, Surprise, Arizona; and Linda Baloga, Kamiah, Idaho.