Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, passed away March 12, 2023, at age 90 in St Louis. He was born Feb 2, 1933 in Lively Grove, Illinois to Ben and Elizabeth (Huelsmann) Budde. In 1955, he married Alice Heidemann and they celebrated 51 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2006. He was a devout Catholic and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
In addition to his wife, Andy is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Lawrence Budde, Arthur Budde, Helen Oeltjen, Juliana Budde, Paulina Budde, Martin Budde, Adele Cassidy, Al Budde and Regina Myers.
Andy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Randy Schwartz, grandchildren Zachary (Jessica) Schwartz, Benjamin (Stephanie) Schwartz, and Andrea (Daniel) Cuneio, great-grandchildren Randy, Jordan, Jillian and Lacey, sister and brother-in-law Irene and Joe Schoendienst, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Andy was a member of St Andrew’s parish for 18 years, St Catherine Laboure parish for over 45 years and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He attended the White House Jesuit Retreat center annually for 51 years.
Services; Funeral from Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Thursday March 16, 2023 9:30AM for 10AM mass at St. Catherine Laboure (9740 Sappington Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128). Interment JB National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-8PM. Donations can be made to White House Jesuit Retreat Center or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Uncle Andy was the best of the best. Sending prayers and peace to the family. Love you forever, Karen and Dave
“Double” Uncle Andy – what a special- sweet kindhearted man. He will be surely missed!
Prayers to his family and those who loved him.
Love Teresa & Steve Skyles
Our Uncle, Me.Honesty, lived up to and beyond that word not only in his being but, more importantly, in his Faith… Memories are what we make them… God Bless to all…
Love Tom & Margarette
Uncle Andy was so much fun. He had the best laugh and the kindest smile.
Sending love and prayers to Ann and your whole family.
Love Margaret & Mark Precup
I always felt especially lucky to have Uncle Andy as my godfather, as he was so kind and always fun to be around.
God’s peace to all.
Marianne and Kevin McCarthy
Uncle Andy had a special way with kids. I remember as a child that he always spoke as if he thought kids and adults were equals and that their concerns should be treated with the same degree of attention and respect. I loved how thoroughly he beamed when he laughed and how sincere his interest and feelings always felt. Truly a full-hearted man who made the world a more humane place, Uncle Andy will continue to enrich my life with the way he lived his own.
May gentleness for all accompany his passing.
Ann, Randy and family,
Sending our deepest condolences and prayers for all of you on the passing of your father/grandfather. May he Rest In Peace.
Joe, Sadie, and the rest of the Wingbermuehle’s.
It was an honor and privilege to have met Uncle Andy. He was such a kind and genuine man. Sending our deepest condolences to the whole family. God Bless.
Love John and Michelle
Uncle Andy was a kind and friendly man who always took a genuine interest in other people. Plus he was cool guy.
Prayers for Ann and the entire family.
Jan and Paul Sicking