Henry J. Elmendorf
- September 28, 1922 - January 3, 2013
- Saint Charles, Missouri
of Henry's Passing
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“As a lifelong resident of St. Charles, I remember Henry Elmendorf and his many business ventures and contributions to the community. His efforts...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Louis Launer - St. Peters, MO
“We were sadden to hear of Henry's death. Our sympathy to you and
the family. We will always have Kiwanis Memories.
2 of 26 | Posted by: Elmer and Bernyce Austermann
“I am so sad to hear about Henry's passing. He played a huge role in my work at Duchesne High School and became a trusted friend, a father figure,...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: June LaPorta - Memphis, TN
“As I read Mr. Elmendorf's obituary and all his wonderful accomplishments during his long remarkable life, one thing struck me. The Mr. Elmendorf I...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Judy & Bill Prather - Edwards, CO
“My husband, B. George Abeyounis, spent a long time with Henry and a lot of other guys in World War II. Henry, Ethel and daughters came to...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Phyllis H. Abeyounis - Wilmington, NC
“Dearest Nancy and family,
My prayers and love for you. May you feel the comfort of God's arms surrounding you with peace.
6 of 26 | Posted by: Maribeth Huddleston - St. Peters, MO
“I will never forget Henry and his friedship. He insisted I had to "come to Lindenwood" when I resigned from the Red Cross and set about to make that...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Charlsie Floyd - St. Charles, MO
“Dear Nancy ( and family)
I only met your father in a brief phone call a few weeks ago. However, I know he must have been a very special man to...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Dees - O'Fallon, MO
“Dear Henry Elmendorf Family,
So sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Henry was very instrumental to the Cullinan...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Pat & Allen Leech - Jackson, MO
“We were so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. He was a very special person
who made you feel like you were part of the family. We enjoyed the night...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Cathy Palmer - Sunrise Beach, MO
“I feel so honored to have gotten the chance to meet my friend Henry. He was probably the first resident whose name and room number that I could...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Crank - Troy, MO
“Henry was an inspiration to many including me. He always had a project or some kind of big event he was working on. I knew Henry because he was a...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Weseman - St. Charles, MO
“Donna, our deepest sympathy for you and your family. What precious memories you must have of your Dad. He accomplished so much in his life.We only...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Wayne & Mary Jane Gieson - MO
“Donna I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. My prayer's will be with you and your family.
14 of 26 | Posted by: Rebecca Easton - Huntsville, AL
“God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea; The generous soul of nature, The...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Donna (Elmendorf) Roettger - Troy, MO
“his soul will surely rest in God's eternal peace.
16 of 26 | Posted by: felder families - ST CHARLES, MO
“While working for GM Chevrolet
in St. Louis I have many fond
memories of Henry, we worked
my deepest condolences to Henry's
...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Richard Fester - Jefferson City, MO
“Dear Ethel and family - my sympathy to each of you. I wanted to let you know that after Joe died, Henry said to me Mary, if you ever need anything ...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Mary C. Elmendorf - Florissant, MO
“It was a very sad day yesterday for so many. As I walked down the First Floor hall, there was such a void. I loved his smile, humor, and red...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Missy Wilmes - Wentzville, MO
“What a beautiful soul!
Thank you for sharing these precious pictures and details of his life in service to all.
Holding you all close in thought...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: denise lombardozzi - st.charles, MO
“Faithful. Generous. Loving. Man of God. Family Man. Community Leader. It was our privilege and our pleasure to have known, worked with and learned...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Colleen & John Bussen - MO
“DAD.....Jerry and I (Nancy) have been so blessed to have you as a Father-In-Law and DAD. You have helped us in so many ways over the years. You...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: JERRY AND NANCY CALVERT - MO
“Dear Elmendorf Family,
We are so sorry for the passing of Henry, as you know he meant a lot to me through Kiwanis and as a dear friend. Terry and...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Suzan and Terry Gamache - MO
“A True Leader and Hero of the Community!!
24 of 26 | Posted by: Matt Alexander - St.Charles, MO
“The words that come to mind when I think of Henry: Godliness and Leadership. An asset we'll never be able to replace.
25 of 26 | Posted by: Chuck Gross - St. Charles, MO
“To Mr. E's family, What a precious person who did so much for his church and his community. A class act! I am so blessed to have known him.
26 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Stuenkel - MO
Elmendorf, Henry J., of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the age of 90. Loving husband of Ethel C. Elmendorf (NEE: Wiechens); beloved son of the late Ralph J. and Frances M. Elmendorf; devoted father of Donna (Don) Roettger and Nancy (Jerry, Sr.) Calvert; treasured grandfather of Jerry Calvert, Jr., Kurt Calvert, and the late Charlie Calvert; dear brother of Ralph J. (Betty) Elmendorf, Sister Mary Elmendorf F.S.M., Sister Jacinta Elmendorf F.S.M. He is preceded in death by his sister Thelka Elmendorf, brother Joseph Elmendorf, brother Thomas Elmendorf, sister Dorothy Redell, sister Jane Honerkamp, and sister Claire Jean Hackmann. He was employed at Jim Meagher Chevrolet Co. as a Secretary /Treasurer for 45 years. Henry was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was named by Pope Paul VI as a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem in 1964 and named by Pope John II as a Knight of Malta in 1981. Henry was an honorary life member of the Development Council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He founded the St. Charles Catholic Business & Professional Association in St. Charles in November 1990. Henry received "Hand of Christ" award in 2000 from the St. Charles Catholic Community Services. He was named "Man of the Year" in 1981 by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce for bringing the GM Plant to Wentzville, Mo. He was named "Man of the Year" in St. Charles twice (the only man in St. Charles to receive this honor twice). He received the Lindenwood University Sibley Medallion Award of Honor in 1985 and 1986. He was Emeritus Director of the St. Charles County Economic Development Council. Henry was the Chairman of Duchesne High School "Foundations for the Future" campaign appeal. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lindenwood University. In addition he served six months as the acting President of Lindenwood University. Henry was selected by the Missouri Catholic Conference as the winner of the year 2005 Missouri Catholic Conference Recognition Award for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He was a past director of Industrial Development Authority of St. Charles County, St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Assn., 65 year member of St. Charles Kiwanis Club (Club President in 1963), March of Dimes, SSM Rehabilitation Institute, St. Charles County Economic Development Council, Lay Advisory Board of Duchesne High School and Lindenwood University since 1981. Henry is a board member of St. Joseph Health Center. He was a past Chairman of Development Council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri's First State Capitol Restoration Commission, St. Charles Tourist Information Center, County Bank of St. Charles, Mercantile Bank of St. Charles, Interstate Bank of St. Peters, Duchesne Bank of St. Charles, Lindell Bank of St. Charles, St. Charles County Health Care Authority, Missouri-St. Louis Metropolitan Airport Authority and Crossroads Economic Development Corp of St. Charles County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Masses, or the Donor's Choice.