John Pappert served the St. Louis German Cultural Society as President for over fifteen years. He was a member of the committee that constructed our Hall on Jefferson Ave. He represented St. Louis as a member of the Donauschwaebische Landesverband and has previously served as Vice President of the Stiftung and as President of the German American Committee in St. Louis. John was currently coordinating the expansion project at the Donau Park.
John was an ardent supporter of the neighboring community and other ethnic groups. He facilitated meetings and was the Master of Ceremonies for many festivals and events. He oversaw day to day operations and ensured the future of the organization with his commitment to young generations. Finally, he enjoyed watching the children dance. The Kinder, Mittlere, and Youth Folk dance groups are carrying on the German heritage that was so very important to him.
John greeted everyone with a smile and handshake. He loved his heritage and his work is a legacy of that deep love. We are so grateful for the gift of commitment, time, and talent that John Pappert has given to us. We extend our sympathy, prayers, and love to John's family.
Monetary memorial gifts may be made in memory of John Pappert and will be designated for the Donau Park Expansion.