Walter “Jack” Sammelmann, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 61 years to Barbara Sammelmann (nee Bloebaum); cherished son of the late Walter E. Sammelmann, II and Melba V. Sammelmann. Devoted father of Keith (Vickie) Sammelmann, Rick (Kelley Ketterman) Sammelmann, Mark Sammelmann, and Brian (Christine) Sammelmann; loving grandfather of Jay (Angie) Sammelmann, Luke Sammelmann, Lexie Sammelmann, Erin (Jack) Wurst, and Adam Sammelmann; dear brother of Debbie (Tim) Schneider; uncle, cousin, and friend. Jack is preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie (the late Bruce) Hoester and Ginny (the late Jim) Conoyer.
Jack dedicated many years to Monsanto, MEMC and then, the St. Charles School District. He had an exceptional work ethic that was evident to all, as he found immense joy in dedicating time to his home and farm. Jack was an avid deer and turkey hunter and enjoyed bringing his children hunting as well. He always put his family first and was a devoted grandfather who you could always find on the sidelines, cheering on his grandchildren with genuine pride. In his free time, Jack never failed to voice his thoughts about his beloved St. Louis Cardinals or Dallas Cowboys team whether it be triumph or setback.
Jack was a devout member of St. Cletus Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served in the United States Army. In his free time, Jack rode his bike and went on long walks with his dog Roxie, but most of all loved to spend time with family. Jack was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Jack's name to Alzheimer’s Association or to Masses in his memory.