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About The Author
David Lohmeier was born in Cape Girardeau, MO. He attended school through his sophomore year in Cape and finished high school at a parochial prep school.
After high school he joined the Air Force and spent three of his four enlistment years in Japan and on Okinawa.
After leaving the service he worked on a tow boat on the Mississippi as an oiler.
He soon left the river and entered college at Southeast Missouri State on the GI Bill and by working forty hours a week in a drug store. He received a BA in English in 1962.
He married his lovely wife Helen, a registered nurse, in the spring of 1960 and they have two lovely daughters and are very proud of their five grandchildren.
He spent one year in graduate school at Southern Illinois University in the English Department where he also taught Freshman English as a Graduate Assistant.
He taught one year of High School English after leaving graduate school.
In 1965 he went to work for the IRS as a Revenue Officer.
In 1966 he was selected to attend computer programmer training. After completing the schooling he worked as a programmer/analyst with the IRS, programming for the National Computer Center.
He ultimately returned to education teaching computer languages and system analysis and design at Southern Illinois University.
He retired from Herrin Community School District where he both taught and designed and implemented computer systems.
In 1994 he retired from education and returned to Southeast Missouri. For several years he operated a family oriented video production business which he closed in the spring of 2006.
He lives with his wife on 18 acres north of Cape Girardeau, MO.