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Charles Franklin Froeschle

June 16, 1935 — January 20, 2023

Obituary For Charles Franklin Froeschle

Charles Franklin Froeschle, 87, of Sedalia, left his earthly home to enter the gates of heaven on January 20, 2023, at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, MO. He was born on June 16, 1935, in Colorado Springs, CO, the son of Karl Froeschle and Mable (Peacock) Froeschle, who preceded him in death.

On October 26, 1957, in Concordia, MO, he was united in marriage to Joan "Annie" Kammeyer, who preceded him in death on February 12, 2011. On November 24, 2012, in Marshall, MO, he was united in marriage to Carol Jeanne Lovsky Thomas, who preceded him in death on November 9, 2018.

Charles was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. He was baptized on June 12, 1938, in Higginsville, MO, and confirmed on February 9, 1958, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Warrensburg, MO. Charles graduated from Concordia High School in 1953, followed by two proud years in the United States Army. He was a driver for C Battery in Babenhausen, Germany. He served during the Suez Crisis.

Charles married his high school sweetheart, Joan Kammeyer (Annie), on October 26, 1957, and lived and farmed in Higginsville, MO, for five years. He worked a second job for Bendix in Kansas City for nine years. In 1962, he took a position at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home as head of maintenance for 15 years. In 1977, Charles became Plant Engineer for Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. He was awarded Administrator of the Year and served for 22 years before retiring in 1999. After retirement, he was a member of the 40 & 8 and the Good Sams Club. In 2012, he was blessed to meet and marry Carol Thomas Froeschle.

Charles's life was filled with white-bass fishing, hunting in Colorado and Missouri, snowbirding in Texas, and spending time with his family. Favorite memories shared by his loved ones: his famous dance at weddings, "Go Charlie Go," his smile and knee slap when he laughed, mowing the lawn with his white legs and sombrero, and his voice billowing, "Fire in the Hole" as he pulled another white bass out of the Little Niangua River.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Friedly and her husband Jeff of Otterville, MO, and Linda Oakley and her husband David of Springdale, AR; three step-children, Will Thomas (Gaye Lynn), Bryan Thomas (Christina), and Matt Thomas (Wendy Telken), four grandchildren, Eric Friedly (Melody), Holly Diaz (Sean-Mikael), Madelyn Lewandowski (Zachary), and Hannah Oakley; nine step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also, he is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first and second wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Craig Charles Froeschle, and a brother Karl Froeschle.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Andrew Tessone officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Eric Friedly, Jeff Friedly, David Oakley, Matt Thomas, Will Thomas, and Bryan Thomas.

Honorary bearers will be Ralph Goodpasture, Ronnie Oetting, Glenn Woods, Robert Harvey, and Paul Rardie.

Burial will be held at the Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, MO, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Our Savior Lutheran Church Radio Ministry or Our Savior Lutheran Church in the care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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