CHARLESTON - Daniel James Gier, 55, died at 2 a.m. Oct. 9, 2004, at his home.
Born March 13, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., son of Loretta Carr Gier of Charleston and the late Lawrence Gier, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston. He earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and was a teacher at the Charleston Middle School for 28 years before retiring in 2002. Gier served as a Morse Code interceptor from 1967-71 for the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.
On March 4, 1967, he married Pamela Sue Williams who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: one daughter, Dee Loflin of Sikeston; one granddaughter, Jessica Danielle Loflin of Sikeston; one brother, Larry Gier of Fenton; and one sister, Maureen Johnson of Troutdale, Va.
One sister, Mary Leanne Jones, preceded him in death on June 9, 2004.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at McMikle Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Missouri Military Honors Program will conduct graveside military rites at the Calvary Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Bob Miller, Dave Teeters, Herschel Hitchcock, Larry Gier, Brian Gier and Roy Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the St. Henry School Class of 1967.
may be sent to the
American Cancer Society
c/o Jeanne Rolwing
1306 State St.
Charleston, MO 63834