Frederic Theodore Munstereifel Jr
February 9, 1940 – February 10, 2020
Frederic T. Munstereifel, Jr, 80, was born February 9, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away on February 10, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederic T. Munstereifel, Sr. and Elizabeth "Bessie" Munstereifel. Born two and a half months premature in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was the first grandson of his generation. He was a cradle catholic all his life and believed quite strongly in the Catholic Church and its founder, Jesus the Son of the Creator. He attended The Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Orleans until 1948 when his father was transferred to Pensacola with St. Regis. He then attended Santa Maria while living in Cantonment and St. Michaels when they moved into Pensacola, starting Catholic school there and graduating from Catholic High.
He went to the University of Florida and attended services at the Newman Center. Returning to Pensacola from Gainesville he attended Little Flower Catholic Church until his death. Returning to Pensacola, he got a job at St. Regis in their bag engineering department and was there as a Jr. Draftsman and worked his way through Junior College, receiving two associate certificates, one in science, the other in drafting technology. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1963. While in the Army Corp of Engineers he took a correspondence course in Machine Design and got a diploma from I.C.S. Upon returning he was employed at American Cyanamid until 1986 when the plant was sold to China. He then worked for Cytec Industries as a contract employee until all information was transferred to China. His education served him well as he "loved" the drawing board and spent hours on end drawing until he retired after 45 years in 2003. As a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus since 1958 and he attained 4th degree. He was also a member of the honor guard until he broke his back in 2012. He served actively in various projects for Council 778 and transferred to Council at Little Flower Parish. He was active there in Catholics United for the Faith, ushered with his father, part of the prolife group, a lector, Eucharistic minister. President of the parish council for two years in 1972 and Vice President for two years.
Dates of services are to be determined.
The family has entrusted Oak Lawn Funeral Home with the arrangements.