David Daniel Zier (Dan) went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 2, 2018. He was born July 29, 1937, in Bridger, Montana, to parents Katherine (Reichert) and Henry Zier, who were immigrants from Dietel, Russia. He was baptized Jan. 1, 1938. Dan was the 12th of 13 children.
He went 12 years of schooling to Bridger School, where he graduated in 1956. He met Betty Jean Parker in first grade. On Sept. 12, 1957, they were joined in marriage.
Dan loved the Lord, his family, his horses and his cows. He began working in the oil fields early on, but quickly turned to ranching full-time. He grew sugar beets in Powell and ranched in Roberts. Dan ranched his whole life, both in Wyoming and Montana. Dan enjoyed finding a good bargain at auctions. He had reserve No. 44 at the Musser Brothers. He loved hunting and fishing trips in the Beartooths.
Dan was preceded in death by his father and mother; his siblings Lizzie Bird Town, Amelia Zier, Fred Zier, Kay Lazard, Louise Sekora, and Clare Marchessani.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean; daugher Dana Zier (Chris Konz) and children Parker, Matthew, Margaret and Regan; son Christopher (Sue) Zier and their children Emily, Jessy and Izaack; daughter Peggy (Steve) Gannon, and their children Paige, Marissa, Leah and Steven; and four great-grandchildren, Mya, Theodore, Piper and Abby; his siblings George Zier, Lydia (Connie) Kercher, Lillian Wood, Dorothy Strickland, Eva “Bubbles” Picket and Richard Zier; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Please dedicate memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bridger, Montana.
Funeral services will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 675 Ave. D., in Powell on Monday Oct. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following services.
Interment will be at Bridger Cemetery at 2 p.m., with fellowship following at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 305 Pryor, Bridger, Montana.