Frank Paul Shasserre, Jr. of Cuba, MO was born in Indianapolis, IN to Frank Peter Shasserre and Helen Marie Meyer Shasserre on June 28, 1925. He passed away in St. James, MO on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 94 years, 8 months, and 22 days.
Frank married Georgetta Kamler in Cuba, MO on October 10, 1945 and to this union four children were born. During World War II, Frank served his country in the United States Army. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post #522 and a charter member of the DAV Chapter #65. Frank continued his support of fellow veterans by being an active member of both organizations. Frank moved to Cuba, MO at the age of 5 and went on to establish the Shasserre Turkey Farm with his father. He made a lifelong career working his family farm. Serving his community, Frank was a 4-H community and project leader for more than 30 years with the Lone Star 4-H Club. Through 4-H, he and his wife influenced the lives of many youth in our area. Frank and Georgetta’s marriage was strong for over 67 years until her passing in 2013. Frank enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family, fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking and being in the outdoors. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his devoted wife; loving son Tom; parents; parents-in-law Joseph and Ida Kamler; brother Robert Shasserre; sister-in-law Marie and brother-in-law Willard Klouzek; brother-in-law Curtis and sister-in-law Reba Kamler; brother-in-law Melvin and sister-in-law Barbara Kamler; brother-in-law John and sister-in-law Lillian Kamler; brother-in-law Doris Spurgeon; nephews Greg Klouzek and Jerry Shasserre; and niece Karen Sue Kamler.
He is survived by his three remaining children: Paul (Debbie) Shasserre of Cuba, MO, Sharon (Russell) Bell of Durham, NC, and Michelle (Matt) Hughes of St. Clair, MO; daughter-in-law Marsha Shasserre of Chamois, MO, sister-in-law Frances (Hugh) McNary of Union, MO; sisters-in-law Helen Shasserre of Steelville, MO, Dee Kamler of Webb City, MO; Grace Kamler and Noma Kamler of Cuba, MO ; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO.
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