08-20-1936 - 06-16-2021
George B. Drier, age 84, of Fort Myers, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 16th after months declining health. George died peacefully at home with his beloved family by his side.
George was born on August 20, 1936 in Arkansaw, WI to Carl and Francis (Heit) Drier.
After receiving his Bachelors in teaching from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, George started dating Kathy. They married on July 15, 1961 and they moved to Okinawa where he taught at the Independent School while enlisted in the Army. Two years later they moved to Philadelphia where George finished his Masters degree at Temple University. From there, they moved their family to Bloomington, MN and continued his teaching career in high school science. He was known by his students as making physics fun. George and Kathy retired in 1997 to their lake home in Hayward, WI. After the loss of Kathy 2009, George was blessed to meet Kay (Reetz) and they were married July 2, 2011. They moved to Florida full time in 2020.
As a gentle servant of the Lord, George was very active in his Catholic family parishes of Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, MN, St. Joseph, Hayward, WI and St. Columbkille, Fort Myers, FL. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.
Preceded in death by: His wife Kathy (Bielicki) Drier and two brothers Ronald and Robert Drier.
Survived by his wife, Kay (Reetz); his children Pamela (Gregory) Johnson, Lynn (Steven) Hougland, Kelly (Michael) Toenges, Mark (Melissa Harder) Drier, and Desiree Reetz (Marvin Spencer); 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; his sister, Delores Kidd and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held at St. Columbkille Catholic Church at 9:30am on Monday, June 21st, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30am. A luncheon took place at the Tropicana Co-op after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL (donate.hopehcs.org).
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