David Collin Dreier

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David Collin Dreier

  • Birth 23 Jul 1901 Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 1967 Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot L 0 7470-A
  • Memorial ID 73975189

Funeral services will be held for David Collin Dreier, retired U.S. Merchant Marine Captain who had been first mate during an ammunition ship during the invasion of the Philippines in World War II.
Dreier who had lived at 1044 Forest Ave. in Palo Alto for 40 years died Friday at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illiness. He was 66.
Dreier was a native of Wisconsin, born July 23, 1901 in Shawano, Wisconsin, a son of Herman and Emma (Winter) Dreier. He attened the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated in 1925 and served a short time on active duty before taking a civil-service position.
He was recalled by the Navy at the beginning of World War and served a short time before he joined the Merchant Marines. He was a Merchant Marine throughout the campaign in the South Pacific.
After the war, he decided to remain in the Merchant Marines and was a Captain until he retired in 1961.
He was a member of Post No. 375, American Legion, in Palo Alto, Palo Alto Lodge No. 346, F & AM; the Peninsula Retired Officers Club; and the Naval Academy ALumni Association.
Dreier is survived by his wife, Lois; two children, Katherine and Frederick Dreier of Palo ALto and two brothers Caleb of Coulterville and Calvin of Alaska.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Melville Avenue at Fulton, Palo Alto. Inurnment will be made at Alta Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto. He died on August 11, 1967.


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Gravesite Details Obit from a Palo Alto, California newspaper

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  • Maintained by: DLLW
  • Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
  • Added: 26 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73975189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Collin Dreier (23 Jul 1901–11 Aug 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73975189, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by DLLW (contributor 46974929) .