Francis X. “Frank” Fallert died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was 91 years old.
He was born on November 19, 1927, in Zell, a son of Felix A. and Mary T. (Naeger) Fallert.
He was married on June 30, 1951 to Sarah Dunaway.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary, and two grandsons, Ben and Aaron, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; one son, John of St. Louis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his oldest son, Michael; and his seven brothers and sisters, Rev. Edwin Fallert, Hilda Kertz, Martin Fallert, Raymond Fallert, Florence Baechle, Loretta Palmer and Leonard Fallert.
He was a dear father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Following service in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from St. Louis University in January 1951. He began his career with Monsanto as an accountant. He retired 35 years later as a computer systems analyst, having been introduced to the world of computers when Monsanto acquired one of the very first IBM computer installments in its accounting department.
After retiring in 1986, he and his wife moved to Sanibel, Florida. He became an active volunteer at the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and was very proud to reach 30 years of service in 2016. He was a member of the board of directors of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society from 1994 to 2003, serving as membership chairman. In addition to volunteering at the refuge, he was active at St. Isabel Church serving as a Eucharistic minister.
A memorial Mass will take place on Friday, April 12, at St. Isabel Catholic Church in Sanibel. Burial will take place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. Fuller Metz Funeral Services of Cape Coral, Florida, handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957, or in the form of masses at St. Isabel Church, 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.