Frank Gamerdinger

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Retired USAF SMSGT, Frank A. Gamerdinger, 91, of Belleville, IL, born November 15, 1928, in Tomah, Wisconsin, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Gamerdinger served for 23 years in the Air Force before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. He later worked and retired from civil service. He was also the former owner of Moser’s Market in Belleville, IL. Frank was an avid toy collector and enjoyed toy shows and flea markets.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Patsy J. “Pat”, nee Overby, Gamerdinger, whom he married on September 19, 1951, and who died on March 26, 2012; his father, Albert Gamerdinger; and his mother, Emma, nee Kuehl, Tramel; two brothers, Eddie Gamerdinger and Bill Gamerdinger; and a brother-in-law, Freddy Crawford.

Surviving are a daughter, Tami (Steve) Muren of Belleville, IL;
a son, Guy (Cindy) Gamerdinger of Smithton, IL;
two grandchildren, Amy Hawk of Belleville, IL,
and Guy, Jr. (fiancée Jen Gottschammer) Gamerdinger of Smithton, IL;
two brothers, Jim (Mary) Gamerdinger and Jack (Ruth Ann) Gamerdinger;
a sister, Joan Crawford;
a brother-in-law, Jack Overby (Donna Tinsley) of Farmington, MO;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, private visitation and funeral services will be held with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



10 Comments on Frank Gamerdinger

Jim Buechler said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the entire family. Jim

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Butch & Sandra Gottschammer said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Sincere condolences to the Gamerdinger Famy.

  • Jacksonville
  • North Carolina
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report May 31, 2020 at 11:07 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Lisa & Larry Spencer said : Guest Report May 30, 2020 at 9:58 AM

Tami, Guy and Family, We send our deepest condolences. Uncle Frank was pretty special. He taught me how to fix my clock over the phone! He was a truly special man that will be missed by many.

  • Fort Worth
  • Texas
Jon and Dawn Gamerdinger said : Guest Report May 30, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Tami and Guy, sorry for your loss and prayers to everyone. It was always great to to see both your mom and your dad when they came to Iowa to pick up more toys or milk cans or any antiques that they would find on the way.

  • Garner
  • Iowa
Aunt Vera Kuehl said : Guest Report May 28, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Condolences to the entire family. Sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of many years ago, when we were all young!

  • Tomah
  • WI
Chris Brownfield Blue said : Guest Report May 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM

My dear cousins, I am so saddened at the loss of our dear Frank. He was an awesome man that was loved so greatly. Sending our love, hugs and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. We would have been there for his service. Love to you all. Cousin Chris

  • Georgetown
  • Illinois
Mark and Victoria Dechant said : Guest Report May 27, 2020 at 6:34 PM

Tami, Steve,Amy and family: Mark and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Leesburg
  • Florida
Sherry & George Villarreal said : Guest Report May 27, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Tami, Guy & Families, Sorry for your loss, prayers to you & your families Sorry we can't be there in person but will be in spirit

  • Cashton
  • WI
EDYE MCQUADE said : Guest Report May 27, 2020 at 12:23 PM


  • IL

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