Obituary: Tex Rieke


April 18, 2024

Tex E. Rieke, 83, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Auburn, Indiana, Tex's heart belonged to the mountains of Montana where he moved at a young age. Raised on the Ox Bow Ranch near Wolf Creek, he cherished the ranching life. After serving in the United States Marine Corps and raising his family in Billings, Tex found solace in the Snowy Mountains. He later settled in the Bitterroot Valley.

Tex is survived by his brother Rex Rieke (Judy), his children Jill Bonny (Caleb) and Ken Rieke, grandchildren Austin Krone (Rylee) and Chase Krone (Courtney), his great granddaughter Willow Krone, his...

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