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  • Cecil David Peer

  • Cecil David Peer, 91, of Hannibal, Mo., died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.
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    Cecil David Peer, 91, of Hannibal, Mo., died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.
    Visitation will be Monday, June 30, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal. Pastor Jeff Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at The Grand View Burial Park, along with full military rites provided by the American Legion.
    Dave was born on October 1, 1922, to Peter M. and Thelma F. Simms Peer. He married Helen Gale Weasmer on January 30, 1943.
    Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; one brother, John H. Peer; and two sisters, Thelma F. Brinkmeyer and Virginia M. Mahsman.
    He is survived by three sons, Daniel D. (Karon) Peer of Casa Grande, Ariz., Michael L. (Linda) Peer of Marana, Ariz., and David J. (Kim) Peer of Windsor, Colo.; two daughters, Suzanne K. (John) Gentry of Hannibal, Mo., and Rebecca L. (David) Wood of Center, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Keith Weasmer of Davenport, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; along with nieces and nephews.
    Dave worked for Peter Pan Bakery in Davenport, Iowa, before serving in the Navy during World War II. He was stationed on the USS Lewis DE, working as a baker. Dave served two hitches at CC camp, first in Palmyra, Mo., from 1939 to 1940, and then in Bowling Green, Mo., in 1941. During the 1950s, Dave ran a dairy farm in Monroe City, the Derby Filling Stations (later becoming North Star) on Lindell and Mark Twain avenues in Hannibal, and was a machinist at the CB&Q Railroad. He was later employed at American Cyanamid for 20 years, where he retired in 1986.
    Dave was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal, Mo., and was a member of the Harvesters Sunday School class. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 55, the VFW, and the Turner School Board. He was a founding member of the Volunteer Rural Fire Department, and a founding board member of the Ralls County Rural Water District.
    Memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
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