Buehne, Gregory Louis “Bud” of St. Louis passed away peacefully in Jesus surrounded by family on March 10, 2023 at deGreeff Hospice House in South St. Louis County Missouri. He went to St. Wenceslaus Catholic grade school and was a 1950 graduate of Chaminade Preparatory College. Early in his career he was a salesman for TE-CO Inc. and in 1978 with his partner, opened and operated Conveyor and Drive Equipment Company until its sale in 2002.
His greatest joys were his family and dear friends, playing golf, bowling, fishing, casinos, and attending the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games. He was loved by everyone for his kindness, generosity, and love of life. He is preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife Monita (nee Roeder) Buehne of 64 years, his son Gregory Terrence “Terry” Buehne and infant son Lawrence “Larry” Buehne. He is survived by his children Cheryl Dohack (Tom), Tracy Wagner (Chris), Christine Vitello (Phil) and daughter-in law Cynde Buehne (Terry), nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Joan (nee Buehne) Bess and his life-long bestie since kindergarten, Al Mueller. He is also survived by several relatives and very dear friends. We will all miss that forever-smile on his face, his robust laugh, and of course his stealth sense of humor. He had a wonderful, blessed life!
Services: A visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home in South County Missouri at 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Sunday March 19, 2023, from 11am until 3pm. In honor of our father, we will be wearing St. Louis Cardinals attire, or red colors and invite you to do the same if you desire. He would have loved a festive gathering for his celebration of life. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the School Sisters of Notre Dame appreciated, or the charity of your choice.
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and hoping you can find peace during this difficult time….
The first man we ever loved! Dad was a gentle inspiration to us and taught us all the lessons needed to live an honorable life. Saying we will miss him doesn’t come close to covering it, but we know he lives on through so many of us, even now. We hope dad has been joyfully reunited with Mom, Larry, his parents, grandparents, and so many relatives and friends that moved on ahead of him. We imagine dad playing golf now with all his buddies while my mom waits patiently in the golf cart sipping a dirty martini. We would also like to mention the wonderful angels of mercy at deGreeff Hospice House who so tenderly helped our father transition from pain and suffering to the stairway of heaven to greet God. They truly are our earthly angels! Love you forever Dad, we were the lucky ones for sure.
Sincerest condolences to all the family. I am cousin to Buddy and will be remembering him at Mass as soon as I have the opportunity.
Fr Gary Lauenstein, C.SS.R.
Thank you for the many years of friendship. .. for the tears and cheers -thankfully there were many more good times than bad. I will miss you my dear friend. Al. Thanks for your friendship and love from the first time we met. You became my dear friend also. Love. Linda
My heart goes out to Christine, Phil, Chris, Anthony(little G) & Aaron & his family. You all treated him with the respect, dignity and care & love that I hope everyone could learn from. I know he will be dearly missed but know he is with your loved one in passing and you have another Angel watching over you! Prayers for you all
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Christine and Phil, your dad/father-in-law was such an amazing husband/father/grandfather and I know that he will be deeply missed. May the special memories you made with your dad help you through this difficult time.
Our sincerest condolences to Cheryl, Tracy, Christine and all of your family.
Greg was not only a good friend, but my mentor, in the Conveyor & Drive business.
I miss calling on him. He always had a joke ready for, not only me, but everybody he met.
Christine I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Your Dad was an amazing man and he loved you so much. I’m happy you were able to make so many special memories with him. No one can take away your memories. You’ll have them to cherish forever. Sending you lots of love and prayers for peace & comfort.
Grandpa, the things you did for our family are things other family’s should be jealous of. From table rock lake for 40+ years, to Christmas eve’s at you and grandmas house. I could write a novel, but I’ll keep it sweet, like you were! Love you so much grandpa!!!!!