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In Loving Memory

Fendler, Jr. Ernst “Bud”

Fendler, Jr. Ernst “Bud”, 88, died Monday, January 29, 2024. Born in St. Louis to the late Ernst J. Fendler, Sr. and Anna Verie “Marie” (nee Doran). He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara S. (Green) Goins Fendler.

Ernst leaves behind his 5 children with former wife Carol (Klose) Fendler; Paul (Maria) Fendler Sr., Timothy Fendler, Ernst (Regina) Fendler III, Jill (Timothy) Bryant and Robert Fendler. Step-children, the late Teresa Goins, Allen Goins and the late Fred “Buff” (Kim) Goins. Grandfather of 11, great-grandfather of 11 and 2 more on the way. His fur baby Jack will miss protecting his master next to him on the couch.

Ernst was preceded in death by his siblings, Catherine Fendler, Anna Verie “Marie” Ward, Robert Fendler and Mary Jane Joos. Bud is gone but not forgotten.

In his younger years he was involved in sports with his kids and later watching his grandkids play. He worked for Western-Southern Insurance Company, then was interested in politics. He was elected State Representative for the Missouri House and served 4 consecutive terms and worked multiple committies. Bud and Barb looked forward to yearly trips to Daytona Beach and Branson with his kids and grandkids. He liked soduko and the ponies. When he could, he made trips to the race track to meet his friends including his best buddy Frank.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wed. Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Visitation Tues. 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated in his honor to Christian Brtothers College High School (CBC) 1850 De La Salle Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141; or charity of your choice.


3 thoughts on “Fendler, Jr. Ernst “Bud””

  1. Bud,
    Was always a friend and like a brother to me. I’ll always remember him as grand and happy soul. We enjoyed enjoyed our youth together including going to our senior prom together. We both attained the same rank at CBC. We will miss him but not in spirit.
    Condolences to his family.

  2. Bud was a good & wise man whose presence will be sorely missed! As the patriarch of two families, the guidance he provided was invaluable and irreplaceable. His loss leaves many of us without a mentor, a father figure, a helping voice of reason and dear friend. Not to mention a father, grandfather & husband. He taught us to live with integrity and respect, always leading by example. Bud was likely unaware of all the lives he influenced and people he guided with his wisdom. It’s now up to us to carry his memory and try to live up to the values he sought to instill.
    Thanks for always being there for us, Buddy! We love you!


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