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Richard “Dick” Mier 03/18/2024

Richard Daniel Mier (August 16th, 1932-March 18th, 2024) passed away peacefully at the age of 91at the Baldwin Care Center on March 18th, 2024, surrounded by family members.
He was born in Rayne, Louisiana on August 16th, 1932, to Camille and Edes Mier. Dick enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and served 4 years active duty, 4 years reserve and 19 years in the National Guard. When Dick returned from active duty, he enrolled at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Agriculture.
After graduating, he used that degree to work under USDA as a commodity grader, going wherever they needed him until eventually landing at Friday canning in 1965 where he put down roots. He and his wife of 64 years, Joy Mier, have lived in New Richmond ever since.
He is preceded in death by his parents Camille and Edes Mier, his son Michael Mier, his brothers and sisters Robert Mier, Sister Robert Joseph, Sister Elsie, Camille Jr., Audrey Darce, (Richard Darce), (Lloyd Guidry). He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joy Mier; his children, Mar Mier, Sue (BJ) Olson, his grandchildren, Zach (Caitlin) Olson, Jesse (Chase) Paulson, Parker (Sydney) Olson, Isaac Olson, and Sam Olson, his great grandchildren, Liv and Andi Paulson, Clare and Madeline Olson; and sister, Roberta Guidry.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Church 151 South Washington Ave New Richmond, Wisconsin. Visitation was also on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, from 11 am-12 noon at the church. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


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  • Jeff and Marilyn Peplau Posted March 25, 2024 5:42 pm

    Worked with Dick for 20 years at Friday’s. He was a hard worker and top notch in his field! Dick always had time for his coworkers and to tell a few stories, but most of all a fine human being. I am a better person for knowing him! HE WILL BE MISSED!

  • Jim & Bev Peirson Posted March 26, 2024 9:02 am

    Like so many others we too were big fans of Dick, he was terrific! A deep love of faith, family and country. You couldn’t find a better co-worker; he made going to work fun. On the job he was hard working, extremely knowledgeable, a great communicator, topped off with a priceless sense of humor. They say a person isn’t really gone until you stop talking about them. May we all find comfort in knowing that his memory will indeed be around for a long-long time. . .

  • Russ and Cheryl Curtis Posted March 28, 2024 9:53 am

    Dick was one of the very finest gentlemen, in a line of many, that I had privilege of working with at Friday Canning. When I started at Friday, he took me under his wing and taught me the ins and outs of product quality and grading. He not only educated Friday’s salesmen, but the customer’s buyers and QC as well. I never saw or heard him say a bad thing about anyone … he always had a smile and a funny story to tell. I haven’t seen Dick in over 30 years, but I’ve never forgotten him and never will. Some individuals are just special, Dick Mier was one of them. RIP my good friend. Our sincerest condolences to the Mier family.

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