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Description: Obituary of Liehr, John David "J.D."Date: September 16 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 2
John David "J.D." Liehr, 89, of Perry, died Sunday Sept. 13, 2009, at Pittsfield Eastside Health & Rehabilitation.
He was born May 9, 1920 in rural Perry, son of the late Ernest and Helen Geisendorfer Liehr.
He married Dorothy Green in Perry.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Dawn Bolin of Decatur and David Carnahan of Belleville; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Liehr of Perry and Amelia Skouby of Rolla, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Lee Carnahan; one sister, Frances Okeson; and five brothers, Leonard Liehr, Robert Liehr, Paul Liehr, Wilbur Liehr, and Albert Liehr.
J.D. attended Dexter grade school and later became a 1940 graduate of Perry High School. He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army in Europe receiving the Bronze Star of Valor during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he farmed in rural Perry, and later managed the Perry Locker in Perry. He was a member of the Perry Presbyterian Church where he was past elder. He was also a member of the Perry American Legion Post and the Dexter Community Club,
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Perry Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery where graveside military rites will be conducted by Perry American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Perry American Legion c/o Airsman-Hires Chapel, Box 341 Griggsville, Il. 62340. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com