Ricky Lynn Pender, 61, of Bloomsdale died Aug. 26, 2019. Mr. Pender served in the U.S. Army. Born March 7, 1958, he was the son of the late Barbara Melba Dean (Collins) and Bobby Lee Pender.
He was preceded in death by his significant other: Katherine Erickson.
He is survived by three children: Jessica (Shawn) Holland, Lisa (Jimmy) Jarvis and Ricky Pender Jr.; Katherine’s four children: Gary and Danny Erickson and Nathan and Callie Pillard; nine grandchildren: Gavin, Garrett and Zoey Holland, Luke and Ben Jarvis, Kaela and Klaire Pender and Jacob and Madalyn Nielson; two sisters: Gina (Danny) Whitehead and Vickie (John) Anderson; six nieces: Jennifer (Corey), Sarah (Jacob), Nicole (Scott), Brittany (Jimmy), Wendi (Mike) and Alicia; two nephews: Gary (Felicia) and Travis; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and a dog: Rosie.
Graveside service with full military honors was held Aug. 30 at the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Arrangements were under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home, Bonne Terre.