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BIER, Floyd C. 1901-2002

BIER, BICKNESE

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 1/25/2009 at 11:03:20

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Floyd C. Bier, 100, formerly of 308 2nd Ave. Charles City, died Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2002 at Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dennis Niezwaag. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt, Charles City and again one hour prior to services at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of North Iowa.

Floyd was born in Greene Iowa, on August 16, 1901, one of two sons to Charles and Alice "Bicknese" Bier. He received his high school diploma there in 1921. He was employed as a lineman for AT&T and then when the war broke out he joined the Navy from 1942 until 1945. He honorably served his country on LST landing craft in the South Pacific and then was in the Port Directors Office at the Panama Canal.

After his discharge he worked for the Oliver Plant in construction and maintenance until his retirement in 1966. He was united in marriage to Marie E. Schwab on June 5, 1937, at Cambridge, Ill., that lasted 64 years until Marie's death. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and one of their fondest trips was to the Holy Land. They both enjoyed fishing for salmon and trout, playing cards and square dancing. Their favorite time of year was at Thanksgiving and Christmas when they could spend the holidays with their family. Later in their years they wintered in Texas, Florida, and Arizona. Floyd was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Floyd is survived by his niece Gloria Ann and her husband Jim DeGroote, Shell Rock, Iowa; two nephews Larry and his wife Alice Schwab, Allison, Iowa; and Allen and his wife Dorothy A. Schwab, Shell Rock, a sister-in-law Dorothy B. Schwab, Shell Rock and a special son and daughter Leonard and Eleanor Bornstein, Charles City, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his Parents, his wife Marie on March 14, 2002, and one brother Carlton Bier.

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FLOYD C. BIER

CHARLES CITY -Floyd C. Bier, 100, formerly of 308 Second Ave., Charles City, died Saturday afternoon (June 1, 2002) at Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home.

His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dennis Niezwaag. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt, Charles City and again one hour before services at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of North Iowa.

Floyd was born in Greene, on August 16, 1901, one of two sons to Charles and Alice (Bicknese) Bier. He received his high school diploma there in 1921.

Floyd was employed as a lineman for AT&T. When the war broke out he joined the Navy from 1942 until 1945. He honorably served his country on LST landing craft in the South Pacific and later worked in the port director's office at the Panama Canal. After his discharge he worked for the Oliver Plant in construction and maintenance until his retirement in 1966.

Floyd was united in marriage to Marie E. Schwab on June 5, 1937, at Cambridge, Ill. The marriage lasted 64 years until Marie's death. They traveled extensively throughout the United States, but one of their fondest trips was to the Holy Land. They both enjoyed fishing for salmon and trout, playing cards, and square dancing. Their favorite times of year were Thanksgiving and Christmas when they could spend the holidays with their family. In later years they wintered in Texas, Florida and Arizona. Floyd was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Floyd is survived by his niece, Gloria Ann, and her husband, Jim DeGroote, of Shell Rock; two nephews, Larry and his wife, Alice Schwab, of Allison, Allen and his wife, Dorothy A. Schwab, of Shell Rock; a sister-in-law, Dorothy B. Schwab, of Shell Rock; and a special son and daughter, Leonard and Eleanor Bornstein, of Charles City; also several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie on March 14, 2002; and one brother, Carlton Bier.

Fullerton Hage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (641) 228-4211.

[ Globe Gazette, Jun 3, 2002 ]


 

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