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In Loving Memory

Hernandez, Francis L. “Frank”

Francis “Frank” L. Hernandez, Jr., aged 68, passed away peacefully on May 22nd, 2024 after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. His last few days were spent surrounded in love by family and friends.

A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Frank was born on September 6, 1955 to the late Francis “Frank” and Peggy A. (Sprinkle) Hernandez. He attended Mullanphy Elementary School and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1974. He was the oldest of three sons.

Frank married Sharon Helvey, who he’d known since the fifth grade, on June 7, 1975 at Shaw Avenue Methodist Church. On June 15, 1976, their daughter, Angela Renee was born.

Frank was employed as a maintenance electrician, working for many years at Killark Electric Manufacturing Co., then later for various companies that manufactured aerospace components, retiring in 2019.

Frank was many things to many people: A caring son, devoted and loving husband, attentive father and grandfather, a supportive brother, and a dear friend. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon Hernandez of nearly 49 years; his daughter, Angie (Jeff) Wollschlager; his grandson, Jacob Wollschlager; his mother, Peggy Hernandez; his brother, Matt Hernandez; as well as other beloved family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis “Frank” L. Hernandez, Sr. and brother Bryan “Bird” Hernandez.

Frank loved deer hunting, enjoying the camaraderie of multiple friends and family members, although he was often teased for either sleeping or reading a book in the deer stand. He loved reading, fishing, and enjoyed road trips and vacations with dear friends and family for many, many years. He was also an avid softball player, playing for multiple leagues well into adulthood.  His love for the game continued in his grandson, Jacob, who was the apple of Frank’s eye. Frank treasured playing ball with Jacob in their backyard and cheering him on as he played baseball from age six through currently playing in college.

Frank loved his family and never met a stranger. He was immensely loved and will be forever missed in our lives but will live on through our memories.

Visitation will be held at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church; 5275 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63126 on Friday, May 31st from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Frank to the Mercy South de Greeff Hospice House; 10024 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 or to the American Cancer Society.


5 thoughts on “Hernandez, Francis L. “Frank””

  1. Sharon, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss!! Cancer sucks! My prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. I am very saddened to learn of Frank’s passing. I always thought he was such a good man. My heartfelt condolences to you and you entire family.

  3. On Behalf of the RHS 1974 Class, we are saddened on the turn of events. Frank was a great, caring, loving, friendly, dependable and intelligent classmate and friend. We are going to miss Frank until that time when we can once again roam the hallowed halls of Roosevelt High School. Rest easy our friend until then. God Bless Sharon and family and know he will be watching over you and saving a place at the table. RHS Roughrider and STL Southsider for life…..

  4. A good friend from childhood. Frank never gave up and now is receiving his eternal reward. May his family find eventual solice in a great life and fond memories.

  5. Sharon and Angie
    I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a good guy. He will be missed a lot. We had some good times together.


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