Frank Lynn Feigl, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Margaret Mitchum Feigl, entered into eternal rest Monday, January 3, 2022. His funeral service will be held at the graveside on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in Holy Cross Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.
Frank was born October 5, 1932 in St Louis, Missouri, son of the late Frank J. Feigl and Elizabeth Kendall Feigl. He attended Indiana University Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union; B.S. in Health and Physical Education, with a minor in history, Indiana University 1954. He additionally attended Southern Illinois University in 1954 and received a Masters in Education from Ballstate Teachers College, 1955. Frank completed his education doctorate with a minor in health education, Indiana University in 1974.
His lengthy career in education began as a one semester assistant director of recreation, Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home, Knight's Town Indiana, 1955. He served as an eighth grade history teacher in Warren Control Jr. High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1955-1956 and physical education teacher, Torington Elementary School November of 56, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1956-1957. During his tenure of 38 years in college teaching, 32 full time, six years part time, as Adjunct Faculty at the Citadel Military College (1989-1995), and one year as graduate assistant gymnastics coach, Indiana University. During his tenured career at The Citadel, Frank served as the Assistant Intramural Director 1957-1961, Gymnastics Coach 1957-1981, Fencing Coach 1957-1958, Director of Health Education 1963-1976, Director of Required Physical Education 1957-1964 and 1985-1989, Director of Club Activities 1965-1972, advisor to the P.E. Majors Club 1957-1964. He was Assistant Professor 1957-1966, acting head of the P.E. department 1966-1967, Associate Professor 1966-1975, and Professor 1975-1989.
Frank was an honorary member of Phi Epsilon Kappa Alpha Chapter, Indiana University 1951, Sgt. at Arms, Rifle Member and Member of Indianapolis Alumni Chapter 1954-1957. Sigma Delta Phi, charter member of the Citadel Chapter 1960, Secretary Treasurer 1960-1964, Phi Delta Kappa, inducted into the Alpha Chapter Indiana University 1965, Charter member of the Trident Chapter of Children - Berkeley and Dorchester South Carolina. Frank was the recipient of the merit award for teaching, the Citadel 1964, Coach of the Year, S.I.G.L. 1964, Whose Who in the South and Southeast 1969, President's Award - South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation 1970 Whose Who in South Carolina, Whose Who in gymnastics 2005, American Red Cross volunteer for over 35 years and recipient of service award in 1986 and 40 year service award in 1991. He held the second place team trophy - U.S.A Invitational Gymnastics Championships Georgia Southern College 1982 and third place team trophy - Georgia AAU gymnastics championships, Georgia Tech, 1963. AAU Ozack Amateur Athletic Association Tumbling Championship and Horizontal Bar Champion, St. Louis 1950, Big 10 Championships - 3rd place Bronze Medal Horizontal Bars 1953, Captain Gymnastics Teams - Cleveland High School, St. Louis for 2 years 1947-1949 and Indiana University 1953-1954. Frank was the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumnus Award", Indiana University School of Physical Education and tourism management 2004.
Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret Feigl of Charleston; son, Eric Lee Feigl (Maryann Gilmer)of Charleston; daughter, Toni Feigl McArver (Brinkley) of Charleston; four grandchildren: Megan Casanova (Abe), Michael McArver (Samantha), Hayley Feigl (Tommy Hume) and Taylor Feigl; six great-grandchildren, Lucas Casanova, Lucia Casanova, Lina Casanova, Noah McArver, Madelyn McArver and Jude McArver; step daughter, Kathleen Ham; three step grandchildren: Jonathan, Jacob and Sara and three step great-grandchildren: Carolina, Clarke, Alexander.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Thompson Feigl and two sisters, Alice Boeckmann and Lorraine Geimer.
Memorials may be made to Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407.