1928 - 2012
Fred Bangerter, 83, of New Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his home. He was born December 22, 1928, in St. Louis, the son of the late Fred Bangerter Sr. and Oleta (Beaven) Bangerter. In February 1991, Fred was united in marriage to the love of his life, Darlene (Davis) Bangerter, who survives his passing. Fred was a graduate of Bayless High School in 1946 and attended Washington University. After school, Fred served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then moved on to Bugle Printing Company where he was a printer for over 30 years. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, and playing cards. He was able to strike up a conversation with anyone and talk at length about almost any subject. Children gravitated toward him and he was always kind and patient with them. He stayed well informed and enjoyed discussing politics and religion. Frequently stubborn, Fred defied his doctors and lived longer than their predictions. He remained active to the very moment the Lord called him home. Shortly after moving to New Bloomfield, Fred joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton where he served as a trustee for nine years. He enjoyed the "Country Life" and spent many hours enjoying the beautiful gifts of God. In addition to his wife, Fred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter, Wende (Mayer) Reiter and husband Greg of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Nicole and Megan Reiter; four nieces, Oleta (Lee) Sheer-Peters and husband John and their children, Abby Saul and husband Robert and son Cayden of Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Peters of St. Louis, Shannon Leist and husband Kelly of Iowa, and their children, Hannah and Zack Leist, Amanda Spina and husband Antonio of St. Louis and their daughter Aniella Spina, and Emily Davis of Colorado; and one brother-in-law, Gale Davis of New Bloomfield. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by one sister, Oleta Bennet; one brother-in-law, Paul Bennet; one sister- in-law, Sara Davis; one great-nephew, James (Jimmy) Sheer; and one cousin, Charles Munford. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton with Pastor David Mueller officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with an additional visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parking Lot Fund, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, MO 65251 Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFuneralHome.com.