Frederick Anthony Nowack, 79, passed away Monday night, September 20, 2021 at St Joseph Hospital St. Charles, Missouri. Fred was born March 8th, 1942 to Orville and Lorene Nowack in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the oldest of four children.
Fred served in the U.S. army in Vietnam with the rank of private first class from 1964 – 1966. After the war, he became a police officer in Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis Missouri from 1966 – 1969. He met his beautiful bride and wife of 53 years, Linda Lea Signaigo, during his time as a police officer and they were later married on May 11th, 1968.
In 1969, Fred began his lifetime career in the operation industry at ABF Freight in St. Louis Missouri, moving to Kansas City Missouri, Fort Smith Arkansas, and finally Springfield Illinois. He supervised drivers and several facilities during his 39 years of service at ABF Freight until his retirement in 2008. Apart from his career, Fred enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved his dogs, trap shooting, fishing, watching Cardinal games, and old westerns (especially anything with Clint Eastwood).
Fred is survived by his wife, Linda of Union Missouri formerly of Springfield Illinois; son, Stephen Nowack (Emilee); grandchildren, Izabela and Jaxson of Sherman Illinois; son, David Nowack (Linda A.); grandchildren, Amelia, and Emmett of Springfield, Illinois. Surviving brother Stanley (Kathy) Nowack of Chesterfield, Missouri and preceded in death by his parents and brother John Nowack and sister Deanna Nowack Kroeger.
Visitation will be held on Saturday September 25th, 2021 at Kutis Funeral Home 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis Missouri 63129. The family will greet friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A short celebration of life service and military honors will follow at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Missouri Veterans Home at 10600 Louis and Clark Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63136.