The Reverend Frederick “Fred” A. Meyer died Sunday, August 14, 2022. Father Meyer was born on July 21, 1939, in Saint Louis, Missouri, and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on April 3, 1965, by Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter. Cherished son of the late Veronica and Frederick A. Meyer Sr.; dear brother of Sheila (Manuel) Smith, the late Patricia Svoboda, and the late Howard Meyer; loving uncle of Ed (Elaine) Svoboda, Jeffrey (Kristen) Smith, Daniel (Christine) Smith, Steven (Sarah) Smith, and Nathan (Olivia Schulte) Smith; beloved great uncle, and great great uncle, cherished Priest, and friend of many.
After being ordained in 1965, May 17, 1965, Father Fred’s first assignment was at St John the Baptist, St Louis, Mo, June 10, 1971: He became the Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Arnold, MO, June 02, 1976: Associate Pastor, St Mary, Bridgeton, MO, May 28, 1980: Associate Pastor, Our Lady Queen of Peace, House Springs, MO, April 30, 1986: Pastor, Sacred Heart, Elsberry, MO, August 25, 1994: Pastor, St Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Charles, MO, July 05, 2005: appointed Pastor of St Vincent Parish, Dutzow, MO with residence at St. Vincent Rectory, June 19, 2007: Appointed Senior Associate Pastor, Mary Queen of Peace, Webster Groves, MO, June 16, 2009: Senior Associate Pastor, St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, MO, June 17, 2014: Retirement status, continuing to reside at St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, MO, July 13, 2022: Residence at Mother of Good Counsel Home until the time of his death.
Father Fred made an impression with everyone he knew. Even though Father Fred was an uncle to his nephews, he was in many ways like a grandfather to them. Father Fred was the spiritual foundation for his family, doing their marriages, christenings, and funerals. He visited his sister Sheila and husband Manuel weekly as long as can be remembered and never missed a celebration with their family. He will be missed dearly by his family who are so grateful for the time Father Fred spent with them. Father Fred was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Frederick's name to Priest's Mutual Benefit Society of the Archdiocese of St Louis.