David J. Biery

May 5, 2013

David J. Biery 72, of Frankfort, died at 8:26 a.m. May 5, 2013 at his home, unexpectedly. Born January 9, 1941 in Frankfort, IN, to the late Richard J. & M. Ruth (Tedlock) Biery. He married Karen Pearcy on March 24, 1973 in Geetingsville Presbyterian Church and she survives. Mr. Biery was a 1959 graduate of Rossville High School and attended Purdue University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1963-1965 and was stationed in Fort Collins, CO. He was a lifelong Clinton County resident. In 1998 he retired from P.R. Mallory Co. after working there for 37 ½ years and then went on to work part time at L.S. Ayres Co. men’s department. Dave was a member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church and attended the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. A genuine caring man, Dave was known for his unique ties & hats, was a jokester, loved plants, flowers and especially his dog Kaydee.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Kelly Kurth will officiate the services. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Karen Biery of Frankfort, Brother: Gordon L. (Diane) Biery of Floyds Knobs, IN and Niece: Gretchen Biery of the country, Lebanon.


25 Condolences for “David J. Biery”

  1. Susan Rhine May 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm


    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Dave always brightened the day no matter what was going on. He will be missed.

  2. Chris (Knipp) Greeno May 7, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Karen, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Chris.

  3. Teresa Wainscott Inglis May 7, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Dear Karen—-I am so sorry to learn that David has passed… When I met David and then learned he was your husband, I was really happy for you because you deserved a good man…..it is great when two decent, funny, smart, loving people find each other…as you two did. I will be thinking of you and praying that you are comforted by the love of your friends and family. God be with you. Love, Teresa

  4. Patty Keaton (Parks) May 7, 2013 at 1:00 am

    My thoughts are with David’s family today. Will never forget how much you enjoyed life and made us all laugh at Schulz.

    God bless the family.

  5. Gary, Sue and Andrea Foard May 7, 2013 at 1:20 am

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear about David. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. Please know that we are thinking of you during this time.

    Gary, Sue and Andrea

  6. Becky and Dean Waller May 7, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Karen, so sorry to read of David’s passing. He was so much fun–such a jokester! Know we are thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. We’ll miss you Friday evening; we’ll be out of town for a prior commitment. Take care and God bless!

  7. Kathy Camp May 7, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I worked with David a life time ago at Mallory. I don’t think he knew what a stranger was. I will miss his smile. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Teresa Leach May 7, 2013 at 4:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave at Mallory then had several conversations with him as he would walk through the park or visit us during our time at Santa’s Soup Kitchen. He definitely was a jokester and loved to make people laugh. May God be by your side through this difficult time.

  9. Nancy Davis May 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Karen. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  10. Diana Kelley May 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Mike and I continue to pray for Karen and family as you mourn the loss of David. He was always ready with a joke. A very giving man who never met a stranger. He will be missed.

  11. Debbie Lysko May 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I work at IGA here in Frankfort. Dave would come in and give us all such joy. He would make us all laugh. He had that special talent. He will be missed by me and everyone who he came in contact with. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  12. Eric Mundell May 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Karen (and family):
    I am indeed sorry to hear of David’s sudden departure. With great fondness, I remember your many visits to the Clinton County Museum and your countless hours of giving back as volunteers. You were both counted on so much, and I truly enjoyed each opportunity to work with and visit with you. I’ll be holding you close in my heart. Take care!

  13. Polly Smith May 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. What a great person with an even greater personality! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Ron Hodgen May 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Karen, I have many memories of Dave, his brother, Gordon, my brother, Gary, who was Gordon’s age, and I. We were neighbors and friends until Dave and I graduated together from Rossville. Dick and Ruth were good neighbors and close friends with my Mom and Dad, as well. Though I had not seen Dave for a few years, I still considered him to be a friend. I am sorry for your loss and pray that your faith in God will carry you and give you peace in your loss.
    Psalm 91,
    Ron Hodgen

  15. Ken Rice May 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    It seems like I just got a post on my Facebook from Dave just recently. What a shock! I lost a good friend. We will be praying for you.

  16. Amy & Wes Hickson May 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Dave was a jewel. He frequently stopped in the bakery. He was always in great spirits, telling jokes and making us all laugh and smile. Our condolences to you. In the short time we knew him, he left an impression on our hearts and will be missed.

  17. Steve & Rhonda Klecz May 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    We met Dave by being Dick’s neighbors all these years! Every time we saw him, anywhere, he always had a smile and a story. We are so sorry for your loss.

  18. Beth Meece May 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I met Dave when. I worked in the Auto office at Mallory. You both came to my wedding. I will never forget him always stopping and just giving a random fact when he saw me. He was an amazing man and will be terribly missed.

  19. Gary & Peggy Tedlock May 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. We ran in to Dave at J.C. Penny’s at Christmas. Dave was joking around like he always did, wonder who he got that from? We all know where he got his good looks from. I didn’t see Dave very often but every now
    and then something or someone would remind me of him. And it would put a smile on my face just like Dave did. I’m PROUD to say Dave was my cousin and if more family’s had cousin like Dave the world would be a better place to live.
    He will be missed by everyone who ever met him.

  20. Sue Wright May 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Thinking of your family. Your mom worked at the brass for my dad, Wib Snodgrass, and I always remembered your mom Karen. By brother Dan and I will keep you in our prayers.

  21. Mary Patterson May 10, 2013 at 4:28 am

    “Somewhere a journey
    begins at the end
    of the worldly existence
    we know,
    Somewhere a path stretches
    over the stars,
    and rivers of memories flow…
    “Somewhere a silence
    is heard far away
    and the brightness of day
    fills the night,
    Where the trials of life
    are resolved into peace —
    when a soul finds its way
    to the light.”

    Rest eternal grant to David, O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon him.

    Thinking of you,


  22. Mona Steiner May 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Karen, I was so sad to hear this news. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  23. Taylor & Jeremie McKinney May 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Dear Aunt Karen,
    Me and Dad are so sorry to hear that Uncle Dave passed away. I really liked him and dad said that he liked Uncle Dave too. Me and dad wish we could have came to the service, but our schedule is very busy. I love you very much and I will miss Uncle David very much. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  24. Vickie Ritter May 16, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I’m so sorry about your loss. What a great fun loving guy as Dave was know all over town. We all just can’t believe the nice man that could always make you smile is gone. Heaven must have needed him more. He brought a smile to my face every time he came to CVS. I will miss him so much & think of him on every holiday as he would always come in with one of his “make you smile” hats.

  25. Sandy Bitner May 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I used to work at Englins in the mall and he would really brighten my day when he would come in the store with a joke, a funny hat, or just the kind words he would always say to me. I would see him occasionally at CVS here in town and he could still brighten my day. You truly lost a special man and God gained one……..

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