Allan Charles Fatzer

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Allan Charles Fatzer died of a heart attack on May 19, 2017 at the age of 72. He was a resident of Muscle Shoals, AL. He was born on August 4, 1944 to his German parents Stanislaus and Pearl Fatzer. He was raised in New Orleans, LA but also lived in Chalmette, LA. He grew up with two brothers, Lionel and Stephen. He is a graduate of the Chalmette High School and Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Allan retired from Prudential Insurance Company, where he worked for many years helping countless families get the support and resources they needed. He could often times be heard quoting great American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.”

Allan is survived by his daughter Cheryl Mercedes Fatzer-Shackelford and her husband Brandon, and his brother Lionel Fatzer. He is also survived and fondly remembered by Nora P. Fatzer and Brother Eric Brown. He is remembered in death by his son Charles David Fatzer, his parents, and his brother Stephen.

Allan was passionate about family and church. He was an active member of The Summit Church in Muscle Shoals, AL. He enjoyed live music and considered himself Elvis Presley’s biggest fan. But he loved the Lord above all else. He will be terribly missed by many but a part of him will live on in all of us. Allan has gone to be with God. He is finally home.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also may be where I am.”  –John 14:1-3

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral HOme, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, May 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of Allan’s life beginning at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit