Leland E. Enders
March 24, 1933 – May 15, 2020
Leland Earl Enders, at the age of 87 on May 15th, 2020 passed peacefully from this life and is now in heaven with Jesus, his Lord and Savior.
Lee was married to Dorise Jean Boulicault who proceeded him in death after 45 years of marriage. He was married to Josephine Hartke for 15 years who proceeded him in death. Father of Patricia (Leo) Quinn; Thomas (Donnie Garner) Enders; Brenda (Ken Allen) Enders; Grandfather of Brett (Andrea) Quinn and Great-Grandfather of Kai.
He was a loving son, husband, father, father-in-law, grand-father, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.
Lee served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Lee retired from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the Typographic Union #8 holding many different leadership positions (now the CWA Local 6300-District 6). He enjoyed his time of service and cared for his union brothers and sisters.
Lee was a wonderful story teller. He brought many smiles and laughs as he reminisced about family, fishing, military life, union challenges, and friends.
The family is very grateful for the loving care he received at Parc Provence during the last three years of his journey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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- Alzheimer's Association
Friday, May 15, 2020
Leland E. Enders
May 25, 2020
My sincere condolences and regards to the Enders family. I was a neighbor to Lee and Jo for about 10 years and I still miss them both today. Lee was indeed a fun guy to talk to; his endless stories often had me in stitches. A few stories have stayed with me and I enjoy repeating them to others even to this day, particularly those from his years in the Air Force. He was also most helpful to orient me to my new surroundings when I moved in. I feel privileged to have met and known him. May he rest in peace.
Debbie Hofmann (Kalbfleisch)
May 19, 2020
I will always remember his laugh - giggle really- and him helping with the church softball team. My favorite memory is how he told me once, while i was pitching and things weren't going well for our team - to call time for a visit to the mound by the catcher - you don't have to talk about the game just talk about anything - what you were doing afterwards, what ice cream you liked, just anything to stop the other team's momentum and then proceed. Not rocket science, but I have always remembered this. He holds a special place in my heart.
God's peace to you all at this time.