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Jerome Frank Falter

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Jerome Frank Falter, 89, of Freeburg, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019, at his home. He was born June 23, 1930, in Freeburg, Missouri, the son of the late Joseph Fred and Anna Josephine (Bax) Falter. Jerome served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage on April 28, 1956, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg to Ann Catherine Graessle, who preceded him in death on October 17, 2009. Jerome and Ann had six children who gave them many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jerome retired after a long career at General Motors in St. Louis, painting cars with a specialty of Corvettes. He and Ann then moved back home to Freeburg to enjoy family and friends. Jerome was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan - from staying up late listening to West Coast games on the radio to attending games at Busch Stadium. He also enjoyed the country life - hunting and working the family farm. He was an active member and supporter of Holy Family Catholic Parish and School as well as a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include six children, Janice (Jim) King, Warrenton; Bob Falter, Windfield; Carla (Joe) Fiorella, Olathe, Kan.; Gary (Susan) Falter, Wentzville; Kevin (Kelly) Falter, Freeburg; Kenny (Laura) Falter, Freeburg; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three siblings, Lawrence (Lillian) Falter, Koeltztown; Leander (Teresa) Falter, Westphalia; Norbert (Anne) Falter, Freeburg; and one sister-in-law, Darlene Falter, Freebrug. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann Falter; two grandsons, Wesley Falter and Waylon Falter; son-in-law, Jim King; two sisters, Theresa (Andrew) Kloeppel, Martha (Vloice) Hobbs; and two brothers, Emil and Henry Falter. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg with the Rev. I.C. Medina officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the wishes of the family. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia 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.

Published December 31, 2019