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John Daniel Price II

November 17, 1952 — November 8, 2021

Our rock, John Daniel Price II, age 68, logged his final run & reunited with his son, Dustin & all those that passed before him on November 8, 2021. With family by his side, his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ welcomed him with open arms due to complications following his long, hard-fought & courageous battle against COVID-19.

“You can hang your hat on John 3:16!” were words often heard throughout his two-month battle. His faith was strong, as was his love for all his family & friends.

To know him was to love him & he reciprocated that love to all that knew him…often in the form of “John Bear” hugs or at other times, just a simple phone call to check in. He was one of the good guys & had a notorious wit about him that was infectious and, at times humorous…some would say?!

“JDP II” was born in Kalispell, MT on a snowy November 17th, 1952, to “Jack” & Jean Price. They brought him home to a cozy log cabin to two eagerly awaiting sisters, Toby & Trudy, in Trego, MT. He was later blessed with twin siblings, Mike & Michele. It was there that his life began, and he grew up wrangling cows, riding horses, and tending to all things that came with living on the ranch. He learned at an early age that “if you want to eat, you’ve got to work” & this work ethic stuck with him throughout his life.

He, Jean & the twins moved to Rudyard, MT so Jean could further her teaching career. They would return to Trego each summer to work the ranch and reconnect with family & friends. He was quite the athlete & track star and graduated from Moore High School in Moore, MT.

He married Debora LaRose (Standley) in 1973 and they welcomed their daughter Corrin in 1974. Their marriage later dissolved.

Following their dissolution, Kathy met her Knight in Shining Armor & they married October 2, 1976. Married for just over 45 years, they made Kalispell, MT their home & welcomed three children to the world…Cody, DeAne & Dustin. They loved going for rides in dad’s “big rig” & he seldom missed a sporting event, play or choir concert. He truly enjoyed every moment & was an amazing father.

Corrin blessed “Papa John” with his first two grandchildren, Shawn & RaeAnne Miller and Dustin & Cody later added to the “Papa John” legacy with Payton, Cooper & Remi. John’s children & grandchildren were his pride & joy and afforded him the opportunity to put that big heart of his and unparalleled wit to work.

Driving was his passion & he spent his 40+ year career driving for Kalispell Feed & Grain, Equity Supply, USF Reddaway, Custom Transport (FedEx) & most recently, Matheson Trucking where he made his final run in early September prior to falling ill.

When he wasn’t driving, he filled his time with family & friends. He had a phenomenal voice & spent many of his years as a member of the church choir & quartet at Central Bible Church where he was able to showcase his talent & love for his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ through song. He spent his time hunting for that elusive prize deer or elk, floating down the Clark Fork River with Kathy or casting lines into any body of water and he was always the last one standing with a line in that water.

John is survived by and will be forever remembered by the love of his life Kathy Price of Missoula, daughter Corrin (Randy) Miller, son Cody (Melissa) Price, daughter DeAne Price, daughter-in-law Marea Price, sisters Trudy Siefke & Toby Elliott, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Butch & Cindy Broenneke, brother-in-law Ben Cluka, granddaughters RaeAnne Miller, Payton & Remi Price, grandsons Shawn Miller & Cooper Price and many other loving family members.

John was preceded in death by his son Dustin Price, parents John “Jack” & Jean Price, brother & sister Mike & Michele Price, brothers-in-law Ray Siefke, Al Elliott & Mike Chamberlain, best friend Chuck Noteboom & his final driving partner Tony Collins.

Fall was John’s favorite time of year…so we will lay his ashes to rest & celebrate his life as the tamarack’s turn in the Fall of 2022 in Kalispell. Details forthcoming.

Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation at or any Veteran or First Responder organization of your choice in memory of our rock, John D. Price II.
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