Frank J. Uding of Ste. Genevieve died on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Parkwood Meadows in Ste. Genevieve. He was 83 years old.
He was born May 13, 1936 in Ste. Genevieve, a son of John E. Uding and Clara M. (Palmer) Uding.
He was married to Lorraine A. (Zoll) Uding on June 22, 1957, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by three daughters, Ann Pope of Ste. Genevieve, Cathy Hammer and her husband Jim of Decatur, Illinois, Julie Bressan and her husband Reno of Imperial; one son, Tim Uding and his wife Sandra of Ste. Genevieve; two brothers, Clarence Uding of Ste. Genevieve, Robert Uding of Ste. Genevieve; two sisters, Dolores Koetting of Ste. Genevieve, Shirley Daubel and her husband Karl of Chesterfield; one godson, Jim Pope Sr. of Ste. Genevieve; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Chuckie Uding; one sister, Marie Rose; and one great-granddaughter.
He was a 1954 graduate of Valle High School, where he served as class president. He was a chairman of the Archdiocese Development Appeal Campaign and served on the welcoming committee for Pope John Paul II to St. Louis in 1999. He was involved in the Missouri State Troopers Association, was president of Ste. Gen. Building Stone, a member of the development of the Pointe Basse Plaza, Pointe Basse apartments, and Ste. Gen. Manor Apartments. He was on a local bank board for years and was involved in La Guignolee in his younger years along with many other achievements throughout his life.
His greatest achievement was his family, which he loved dearly.
He also loved gardening, bird-watching and squirrel-hating. He took pride in his yard, and he never met a stranger. He loved to tell stories, and one of his favorite sayings was: “My name is Francis, but I will be Frank with you.”
Visitation was scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth will officiate. Burial will be at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Valle Catholic Schools.