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Gary Edward Stier

Gary Edward Stier

Gary Edward Stier, 76, Napoleon, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  He was born on May 16, 1942, the son of Edward and Marie (Schoettmer) Stier in Millhousen. 

He was the eldest of eight children,  Kenneth (deceased) (Carol Moeller Nowlin) Stier, Columbus; Marvin (Ann) Stier, Millhousen; Carl (Rosie) Stier, Greensburg; Eileen (Mike) Vinson, Cincinnati; Janet (Zach) Bledsoe, Warsaw, KY; Stephen (Karen) Stier, Batesville; and Kathy (Mike) Kohrman, Greensburg.  

He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1960.  Gary married the love of his life, Dorothy Gehl, on August 25, 1962 and she survives.  They were inseparable until his death.  They inspired many couples and their families by the love they shared.  He worked for 42 ½ years in the maintenance department at Batesville Casket before retiring in 2005.  

He is survived by four children, David (Susan) Stier, Philadelphia, PA; Cecilia (Jerry) Rose, Batesville; Anita (Mark) Fry, Greensburg; and Doug (John Glick) Stier, Greensburg.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Reece, Connor, Spencer, and Rachael Rose; Adam, Olivia, and Kalie Fry; and Christian Stier.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth Stier.  

He loved dancing, playing volleyball, fishing, hunting, playing cards, spending time with his family, and was an avid eater of ice cream.  He was always playful, and he was known as a practical joker.  He was an active member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon where he and Dot cantored and served as marriage sponsors and Eucharistic ministers.  

A Rosary Service will start at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation from 4-8 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon with Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon.  

Memorials may be made to the St. Maurice Building Fund or to ALS in honor of Gary’s brother, Kenny.  Online condolences can be made at