Fred Moallankamp

Fred Moallankamp

Fred Moallankamp, 98, of Olmsted, and formerly of Mound City, died at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, just four days before his 99th birthday.

Mr. Moallankamp was born on April 17, 1922, in Mound City. He was the much loved son of Sylvester Jackson and Beulah Mae Dumm Moallankamp.

He was a robust character from his many life experiences.  He was an E2 in the Navy during World War II on the USS Saratoga, one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers. 

Upon return from the war, he married Bertha and whisked her off to Chicago, where he worked several jobs before returning to his hometown of Mound City.  

He then became employed as a lineman for the City of Mound City, then began running a gas station and tavern. His restless nature drove him to work also for Mound City Warehouse and Fiberglass Division at Crain Enterprises. 

Finally, he settled down at Meridian School before retiring at 62 to focus his attention on Bertha, convinced he would not live past 65.

After a well-deserved retirement, Fred and Bertha spent their time in leisure, going to the local restaurants daily to eat and visit with their many friends...a routine that he continued with his son Randy after Bertha’s passing on June 17, 2010. 

His energetic nature kept him moving, active and driving until the past year. He will be sorely missed by his community.

He is survived by his son, Randy (Kelly Klein) Moallankamp; a grandson, Brent Moallankamp; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Paul and Harlan; as well as by his wife, Bertha Mae Fiessinger Moallankamp.

Graveside services were held at the Mound City National Cemetery Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m., with military honors accorded by the U.S. Navy and area veterans.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

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