Francis Frederick “Fritz” Gall, 83, Saint-Joseph, died at his home on Wednesday June 16, 2021.
He was born on August 29, 1937 to Edgar and Mae (Eiberger) Gall in Saint-Joseph.
On October 3, 1964, he married Mary Margaret O’Konski at the former St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. His 57-year-old wife survives from the house.
Fritz served as a sergeant in the US Army at Baumholder, the German military base known as “The Rock”.
Fritz and Mary loved to travel, traveling all 50 states, including overseas.
He worked for the Goetz brewery later known as the Pearl Brewery. He retired as a truck driver for Flemming Foods.
Fritz was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, attended Cathedral School, and in 1956 graduated from Christian Brothers High School.
His parents died before him; in-laws, ClÃ©mence and Bernice (Mollus) O’Konski; brother, Robert Gall; and brothers-in-law Gene Fields, Richard and Joseph O’Konski.
Survivors include Monica Leigh Gall-Smith (Mickey) of Union Star, Missouri, Thomas Francis Gall (Taira) of Columbia, Missouri, William Robert “Bill” Gall (Becky), David Sigmund Gall (Lisa) and Christopher Mark Gall all of Saint -Joseph; grandchildren, Samuel, Nathan (Caitlyn), Benjamin, Emily, Sabel (Scott), Alex (Erin), Chloe (Clyde), Collin, Liam (Molly), Danica, Jackson (Raeven), Francis II; great-grandchildren, Rosalie, Seek and Declan; brother, E. Dean Gall (Mary Ann) of Lee Summit, Missouri; sister, Shirley Fields, Arlington, Texas; sister-in-law, Theresa Gall, Saint-Joseph, numerous nieces and nephews.
Christian burial mass 10:30 am Saturday, Saint-Joseph cathedral church. Burial mount. Olivet cemetery at a later date. Parish Rosary 5.30 p.m., Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematorium. The family will reunite with friends on Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematorium.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest memorial contributions to the St. Joseph Missouri Catholic School Partnership Fund c / o Community Foundation SGDN, Bishop LeBlond High School, or Christian Brothers of the Midwest.
Guestbook and obituary online at www.meierhoffer.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.