Robert Fendrick, 78, of Pender NE

Robert “Bob” James Fendrick, 78, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; with Pastor Miles Ruch officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with a prayer service starting at 6:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home.

Bob was born April 14, 1937 to Anton and Wavia (Twyford) Fendrick in rural Thurston, NE. He attended Thurston High School and entered the United States Navy where he served in the Korean War. On January 3, 1960, he married Patricia Lou Kai at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE.

Bob was a member of the Pender Volunteer Fire Department from October 1960 until June 1984 and Fire Chief from 1971 until 1975. He worked for the City of Pender for 48 years, was a member of the NPPD Board, MEAN Board, and was the Weather Reporter for Pender to the National Weather Service. In his free time, Bob loved to play cards, garden, fish and hunt. He was a great pool player and handy man. Most of all, Bob loved his family and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Bob is survived by his wife Patricia of Pender, NE; daughters, Pamela (Mark) Buchholz of Omaha, NE, Rhonda (Rodney) Heise of Pender, NE; son, Kevin (Michelle) Fendrick of Pender; sisters, Betty Meister of Pierson, IA, Marlene Abendroth of Bancroft, NE; brothers, Harold (Darlene) of Eureka, CA, and Anton (Pamela) Fendrick, III of Tallahassee, FL, and eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank; sister, Twila; and parent-in-laws, Art and Florence Kai.

Robert Fendrick

Robert Fendrick


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