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In Loving Memory

Spinner, Frank K. Sr.

August 3, 1929 - August 5, 2023

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at the age of 94.

Beloved husband of Beverly Ann Spinner (nee Remspecher) for 71 years.  Preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Anna E and William B Stillmunks, father Frank G Spinner and brother Donald R Spinner.  Loving father of Frank Kenneth Jr (Anne), David (Jane) , Steven (Grace) , Mary Christine (Russell) Gallas , Gregory (Sandra) , Thomas (Lisa) , Michael , the late Elizabeth Ann , and Paul (Caroline) Spinner.

Loving grandfather to Timothy (Mari), Robert (Angela), Sara (Martin) Modray, James, Lisa (Chris) Kogel, Mark (Amanda), Jason, Anna (Gary) Keim, Theresa Spinner (Timothy Smith), Elizabeth (Grayson) Dawson, Lauren, Katelyn, Claire, Jennifer Spinner (Eric Meszaros), Angie (Matthew) Nelson, Patrick (Marlena Johnson), Justin, Ellie (Grayson) Talcott, Julia, Ryan, Luke, and Andrew.

Loving great grandfather to Wyatt, Travis, Cody, Tyler, Gwyneth, Avery, Stella, Oliver, Abigail, Owen, Finley, Elliott, Milo, Levi, Max, Charlotte, Tripp, and soon to be baby boy Keim.

Loving brother-in-law to Mary Spinner. Loving uncle to Anna (Jeff) Ponciroli and Andrew Spinner.  Our dearest uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Frank was born in St. Louis and is a 1947 graduate of South Side Catholic (St. Mary’s High School).  Valuing education, Frank went to night school for 13 years at St. Louis University earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1960 and an MBA in 1984 when he was also recognized with the Alumni Merit Award. Frank was a proud veteran of the army and served in Korea.

Frank’s entire career was dedicated to the banking industry.  He worked at First National Bank of St. Louis for 32 years starting as a mail room clerk in 1947 and rising to Senior Vice-President in charge of the Municipal Bond Department.  In this position he was responsible for issuing the bonds to finance the building of the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium II.  After leaving First National he served as President of Tower Grove Bank, and President and Board Chairman of Lemay Bank (now Midwest BankCentre) before retiring in 1996.  Frank was well respected in the banking community and served on many banking industry boards. He shared his knowledge and experience teaching at The American Institute of Banking and served on the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.   He was an avid student of economics and was invited to give talks to numerous organizations as well as interviews on television and radio regarding his perspective on current financial and business news, and to provide his economic outlook.

Frank strongly believed in always being available to his bank customers, and thus maintained his office in the lobby at the new Lemay Bank. After numerous questions from customers about giving out “free samples”, Frank began his custom of giving out dollar bills to children at restaurants and church, where he affectionately became known as the “Money Man”.  He always encouraged the children to put the money in their piggy bank, hoping to teach them to save for the future.

Frank lived his Catholic faith and was member of Our Lady of Providence Parish for over 60 years.  He was a generous man using his business skills to serve many St. Louis charitable organizations, including the St. Louis Archdiocese, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the Salvation Army.  Easter and Christmas were always celebrated with a family gathering, filling numerous pews at OLP.  To mark the Christmas holiday Frank always attempted to bring joy to others through his outdoor decorations, and the Spinner home is well known in the area for its extravagant Christmas light display.

Frank was a dedicated family man and was very proud of the family that he and Beverly created.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed numerous trips into remote lakes in Canada with his sons, son-in-law, and grandkids.  He also enjoyed making annual fishing trips to Rockbridge Trout Ranch with his daughter and six daughters-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the de Greeff Hospice House or St. Mary’s High School

SERVICES: Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Rd. St. Louis, MO 63123) on Thursday, August 10th at 9:30 am for 10 am Mass at Our Lady of Providence Church (8866 Pardee Road, St. Louis, MO 63123). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday at Kutis from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.


11 thoughts on “Spinner, Frank K. Sr.”

  1. I am so sorry your dad has passed. He was a very accomplished man and a good neighbor too. May the difficult and sad times ahead eventually be turned into JOY because you were all blessed to have him as a dad. My condolences to all of you and your spouses, children, grandchildren, friends and all who’s lives he touched.
    God Bless You!

  2. So very sorry for the loss of your dad. My memories are seeing Mr.Spinner at Jane and Dave’s house and always having a $1 for every kiddo there – including my son! Such a kind man.

  3. Frank is an Alumnus of the last graduating class from South Side Catholic High School – the Class of 1947. On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of what is now known as, “St. Mary’s Southside Catholic High School”, both past and present, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Frank’s family and friends.

    Also know that we share in your sorrow and grieve for your loss. Special mention and offerings of condolences to Frank’s classmates and to those students, who, at one time or another, were either upper classmates or under classmates of his, and who may have known him personally or “of him” as someone they passed in the hallways, or shared a table with at lunchtime or maybe even participated in some of the same extra-curricular activities as Frank did from the time he enrolled as a Freshman in September of 1943 until the time he graduated as a Senior in June of 1957.

    Although Frank is gone from this life, his spirit has been and always will be here on the school’s campus at 4701 South Grand Avenue. And just as it was in his lifetime, ever since the day Frank enrolled and became a “Son of Mary”, daily prayers will continue to be said and daily masses will continue to be offered for him by the Brothers of Mary.

    Danny Slay
    Class of ‘67
    Executive Member – Board of Directors
    St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School Alumni Association

  4. My condolences to Frank’s family and friends. I’m glad that I got to know him a little the past few years. He was a strong, kind man, with good sense of humor. The world is a poorer place without him.

  5. I am truly sorry for your loss. Frank was a mentor to me for most of my life. He was my teacher, friend, and confidant. Although I hadn’t seen him in overa year, I will miss hm. He was my strongest supporter in my career. God bless him and keep him.

  6. I so enjoyed working with Mr. Spinner at Lemay Bank. He treated everyone with respect, kindness and a smile. I learned so many things from him, not just business but the importance of Family. My condolence to his whole family.

  7. In business, my Dad told me to go introduce myself to the President of the local bank. Mr. Spinner welcomed me and always gave of his time and talents to the community. He was a great example of what community and service to the people is all about. I will never forget him and what both he and my Dad taught me. His family is so very blessed to have such a great role model. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. My condolences to the Spinner family. My Dad and Frank worked together for a long time. He was a great man. He loved to fish and go to the Cardinal ballgames.
    So sorry for your loss. Cherish all the memories.

  9. I served with Frank on the Archdiocesan Finance Committee and the Redemptorist Investment Committee. Frank’s unflagging commitment to sound investing recommendations and his forthrightness were respected by all. His wonderful sense of humor was loved by all. He will be sorely missed, but we will always smile when we think of him.


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