Bud was born in Louisiana, Mo, the second son of Roberts Bernard and Jessie Anita Pappenfort. He was graduated from Louisiana Mo High School, attended George Washington University in Washington, D. C. where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. In 1942 he was drafted into the US Army. He served honorably and with distinction during WWII in the Third Army with the “Yankee” (26th) Inf. Division as Company Commander of C Company, 101st Combat Engineers.
On July 2, 1943, Bud married Dorothe Jean McCallister at the Army Chapel in Augusta, Georgia. They were together in Georgia and Tennessee for one year before he was sent to Normandy. His Division was one of three Divisions in the European Theater that experienced 210 days of continuous front line combat. He returned from the war to his wife and daughter, Ranne Jeanne, in Columbia, Mo December, 1945 where he completed both a Bachelor and Masters degree at the University of Missouri in 1949.
In 1950 the couple moved to Jefferson City where Bud worked in the Construction Department as a master engineer for the Missouri Highway Department for over 30 years. During those years he also pursued his passion for golf, hunting and fishing. In 1960 Bud was a founding member and the first President of Meadow Lake Acres Country Club. He was the club champion in 1966 and 1968.
In 1981 Bud retired and he and Dorothe divided their time between Tucson, Arizona and Missouri for nearly 30 years. They relocated to Kimberling City in 1998 and retired there permanently in 2010. They were members of both Ventana Canyon golf club in Tucson and LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village in Branson, Mo.
Bud is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Dorothe; his three children, Ranne Pappenfort Warner, Robert and Cary Pappenfort; five (5) grandchildren, Reid Warner, and Johnathan , Elizabeth, Clara and Wilhemina Pappenfort; his brother, Randall Pappenfort and five (5) nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 30 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 30 James River Road, Kimberling City, MO 6586. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, MO. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks, Hollister, MO.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 30 James River Road, Kimberling City, MO 65686 or a charity of the donor’s choice.