I had the pleasure to play Little League baseball for Milt Drier from 1960 to 1962 when he coached the local VFW team. The games were played at Linwood Park and I remember riding my bike from down on Seymour Street to practice each week. Those three summers were some of my fondest memories of growing up in Appleton. Although coach had a competitive side, he always knew his role was to teach our team respect for others. Any opportunity he had, he would make sure all of us got in to play. He epitomized the true meaning of "team" sport. I am thankful to this day the life lessons he taught me those fifty some years ago!
The Heid family sends their sympathy . Many fond memories around the swimming pool,beer keg, and baseball games on the radio. Uncle Miltie and Papa Pete can now watch the games together.
Wow. Just reading this now. Uncle Miltie was a great man. Milt, Jerry Zapp and I shared our love for the game at good ole Woodland field. He will be missed. I especially enjoyed working with Jerry on the "AF" logo that Milt adopted for the Foxes. Good times!
My high school team "Tigers" will be playing Sunday at Timberratler Stadium...it will be bitter-sweet.
God Bless Milt and family!
Mark and Elly Weber
My sympathy to all concerned. Milt will be remembered as a teacher, mentor, co-worker, and a friend for many years.
Helen and family,
The Zapp family is very sorry for your loss. Milt was a great guy and was always fun to be around. We will always remember him.
Helen and Family you have my sympathies.
Although I haven\'t seen Milt in probably 25 years,it seems like just yesterday we were sitting around Goodland field laughing, joking and talking baseball.
I am sure he is up there with Hatch and lots of other old friends having a beer and doing the same thing with them.
R.I.P Uncle Milty
Helen and family; Mike and I were sorry to hear of Milts passing. Our thoughts are with you all. It was great being your neighbors for the 9 years we resided on Mohawk - - take care - - Sherrie & Mike Verstegen
Sorry to hear about Milt. I worked with Milt at Ryder in Sheboygan. Sure enjoyed his company and wit. Dragging me around the country to pick up trucks even on a Sat. morning he'd get us to get the job done. Always had to stop for coffee and a story. We enjoyed our last visit with him at hosp. He was trying to get the baseball game in on the radio. Called him several times on the phone always glad to talk.
A fixture at the stadium as much as it's brick and mortar. A truly great man. I so enjoyed our discussions and the depth of his baseball knowledge and his limitless humor. It made our day at the stadium every time Milt was there. Our deepest condolences to Milt's family.
Uncle Miltie - such a treasure to remember.
You will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to the family.
I was very sad to hear about the passing of Milt. I worked at the Ryder Shop for many years and we shared a lot of laughs. My sympathies to Milt's family. Thank you for sharing Milt with all of us...