Dan Michael Church dies in fatal Alma house explosion and fire – Saturday, October 2, 2021

Alma House Fire Death of Dan Michael Church – Obituary

71-year-old Dan Michael Church has died in a fatal Alma house explosion and fire that occurred on Saturday, October 2, 2021, on Route 18. It happened at about 12:15 p.m. due to what officials described as a natural gas leak in the crawl space, leaving the home destroyed.

Church spent 18 years on the Bolivar-Richburg Board of Education, according to school district officials, serving from 1994 when the two neighboring districts consolidated until June 30, 2012.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to come to the aid of the Church family, which includes Dan Michael Church’s wife, Dixie, and children, Andrew and Chelsea.

A benefit is also scheduled from noon to 8 p.m., Oct. 8, at Sidelines, 247 Main St., Bolivar. The benefit will include a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and baskets raffle, with all proceeds donated to the Church family, organizers said.