Gary Streiler

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gary Joseph Streiler, 64, of Jackson went to his eternal heavenly home Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after fighting a long battle with lung cancer.

He was born at St. Francis Hospital March 17, 1948, to the late Harry J. and Ollie M. Wood Streiler.

Until October of last year he was owner/operator of Streiler Distributing 17 years. He was also broker/owner of RE/MAX Achievers in Cape Girardeau several years. He was previously employed by Kraft Food Service as a chemical sales specialist and by Mid-South Steel as a petroleum technician.

Gary served in the U.S. Army from October 1970 until August 1972 as a small arms infantry expert and received national defense and good conduct medals. He acquired secret government clearance while stationed in Europe.

He was a member of Old St. Vincent Church and Jackson Knights of Columbus.

Gary, as he did throughout his whole life, gave the ultimate gift -- the gift of oneself to St. Louis University's Gift Body Donation Program.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Wulfers Streiler of Jackson; two sons, Brandon (Julie) Streiler of Webster Groves, Mo., Derek Streiler of Jackson; a daughter, Amy (Mark) Petzoldt of Altenburg, Mo.; two sisters, Patti Weisbrod and Pam Streiler of Perryville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Amy Streiler, Whitnie Petzoldt, Isabella and William Streiler.

He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Streiler; and a brother, Randy Streiler.

A memorial visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will begin at 7.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Saint Francis Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.