Charles Beyersdorfer Death, Obituary – In St. Louis, Missouri, on the 26th of December in 1933, Charlie Beyersdorfer was brought into the world by his parents, Charles and Julia (Skrabacz) Beyersdorfer. Charlie attended “Beyersdorfer’s Pastry Shop” in East St. Louis after graduating from Central Catholic High School, which is located in East St. Louis. He then attended St. Louis University for one year, after which he returned home to work in the bakery that his parents owned and operated. After some time, Charlie bought and took over operation of the bakery.
He then relocated it to Fairview Heights, where it quickly became a popular destination for residents with a craving for sweets. The motto for this campaign was “Follow the rest and get the best.” He was a true bakery artist who excelled in the art of adorning a wide variety of baked goods. In 1986, when Charlie’s bakery went out of business, he still had the desire to use his skills to help others, so he began working as a consultant for Cahokia Flour Company. Charlie did a lot of traveling across the world, and while he was there, he helped build up bakeries and instructed other bakers in various techniques and decorating styles.
The community was quite familiar with Charlie’s warm grin and charitable nature. In addition to being a member of the Polish Falcons and the Knights of Columbus, he served as President of the Lincoln Trail Optimist Club, Vice President of the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Retail Bakers Association of America of Greater St. Louis, Vice President of the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President of the Retail Bakers Association of America of Greater St. Louis. Charlie’s favorite things to do in his spare time were bowling, gardening, and water sports.
He was also a master of the barbecue, and he would frequently take a nap in a hammock after finishing a hard day at the grill. Above all else, Charlie treasured the time he had to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He never missed an opportunity to show his enthusiasm and support for his grandchildren, whether they were taking part in a play, a dance recital, a sporting event, or any other activity. He was also very enthusiastic about passing on his passion of baking to children, and he frequently invited children over to his home bakery for special baking demonstrations and tastings.
Mary Kathryn (Edwards) Beyersdorfer, Charlie’s devoted wife of 67 years, as well as his six children, Donna (Jim) Keefe, Michael (Donna) Beyersdorfer, Suzanne (late John) Mitchell, Kevin (Valerie) Beyersdorfer, Keith Beyersdorfer, and Charles III “CJ” Beyersdorfer, are among those who are left behind after Charlie’s passing. In addition to his 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, he is survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Beyersdorfer as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, and other members of his extended family.
Charlie’s parents, his maternal grandparents Charles and Katherine Skrabacz, his brother Gerald Beyersdorfer, his father-in-law William Edwards, and his mother-in-law Mary (Ousley) Edwards all passed away before him. Charlie’s son-in-law John Mitchell, his father-in-law William Edwards, and his mother-in-law Mary (Ousley) Edwards also passed away.