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PEIER, J. DALE, 83, died on October 17, 2017, in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on May 21, 1934, at the family farm near Pond Creek, Oklahoma, to Hazel and Walter Peier.
Dale graduated from Pond Creek High School, and was recruited to play basketball at Oklahoma State University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business.
His first professional position was with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service in Washington, D.C.
He returned to Oklahoma State University to earn a Master's degree in Business Education, while serving as a graduate assistant basketball coach.
He later pursued graduate work at both the University of Arkansas and Fort Hays State University.
Dale was an Associate Professor in the Business Department at Fort Hays State University for 25 years. He took great pride in advising his students and was recognized by the graduating seniors in 1981, with the Pilot Award, which recognizes teaching faculty who have committed themselves as educators, counselors and friends.
Dale concluded his career by serving as the Special Assistant to the President of Barton County Community College.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dennis Peier; his sisters, Druscilla Campbell and Norma Ervin; and his wife of 63 years, Maxine Peier, who preceded him in death by 15 days.
Dale is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Tim Able) Peier-Able, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his son, Jeffrey (Dianne) Peier, of Wichita, Kansas; his grandson, Grant Peier, of Overland Park, Kansas; and several sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Pond Creek Cemetery, Pond Creek, Oklahoma, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Peier Family Scholarship Fund established with the Fort Hays State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1060, Hays, Kansas 67601.
Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek, Oklahoma
Published on October 18, 2017
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