Erik Peternel obituary (2021) – Billings, MT
Erik George Peternel
Erik George Peternel born December 30, 1984 in Panguitch, Ut, passed away suddenly on September 13, 2021.
Survived by his father George Peternel, his mother Vicki Pedler, his stepfather Mike Pedler, his brother Glenn Wells, his sisters Carrie Von Ravensberg, Linda Heiss, Karin Peternel and his twins Liam and Mila.
He has family in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Alaska, Idaho and California. He has fond memories of his early childhood, but has spent most of his life here in Billings, MT. His childhood was filled with memories with his older brother Glenn, sister Carrie and many childhood friends. He had so many stories to tell about life in the heights, his “old playground”. Some of his oldest friends share some of his fondest memories with him growing up. Erik wanted to be a police officer, when he grew up he liked to dress up and pretend he was even though life had a different path for Erik.
Erik was well known for helping anyone in need. It didn’t matter whether he knew you or not, he would stop whatever he did to help out, and for that he was a gift to many people. He loved family, bonfires, camping, bowling, and music. Erik owned his own roofing and siding business. Pro Edge roofing and cladding. He built his business from scratch and was passionate about his work. He liked being able to provide for other families. He was proud of his work. In 2020, Erik was lucky enough to have twins. He wanted to be a father his whole life, so this gift meant so much to him.
Erik had a very close relationship with God. Her soul is where it should be, in Heaven. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Services will be held at Harvest Church on October 15 at 2 p.m.
Published by Billings Gazette on October 9, 2021.