Frank R. Schonhardt
February 8, 1944 - April 4, 2012
Frank R. Schonhardt, 68, of Hartsburg, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, with his family by his side. He was born on February 8, 1944, in St. Louis. He was united in marriage on June 9, 1973, in Ferguson, to Kathleen J. Menges, who survives at the home. Frank was a United States Navy veteran serving on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam Era. Frank spent most of his career as an IT Professional and was retired from the State of Missouri and Rose International. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Holts Summit. Keeping in line with a lifetime of kindness and giving, Frank's final act of generosity was to donate his body to the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Other survivors include: five children, Kurt (Shalon) Schonhardt, Jefferson City, Jill (Eric) Oliver, Bloomington, Ill., Erik Schonhardt, Bonne Terre, Anne (Kevin) Heyen, Ashland, Todd (Andrea) Schonhardt, Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren, Ethan Oliver, Aidan Oliver, Elliott Oliver, Morgan Schonhardt, Riley Schonhardt, Alex Schonhardt, Henry Heyen, Annelise Oliver, Jayson Schonhardt, Peter Heyen; two sisters, Mary (Gage) Parrish and Catherine (Chris) Parrish; and two brothers, Christopher (Julice) Schonhardt and Michael (Pam) Schonhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard Edward and June Catherine Ford Schonhardt. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Holts Summit, with the Rev Msgr. Gregory L. Higley officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Parish Hall with a prayer service at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Carle Foundation ECHO (Expanding Children's Hearing Opportunities) Program or to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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