Charles R. Funesti

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August 7, 1933 - June 16, 2022
Born in New York, NY
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Charles Richard Funesti, of Saint Peters, MO, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Diane Elaine Love-Funesti; cherished son of the late Julius and Gladys Funesti. Devoted father of Deborah (Earl) Kersting and the late Richard (Teree) Funesti; loving grandfather of Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Timothy, Nicholas, Amanda, and Brendan; dear brother of the late Robert and Jack Funesti.

Charles proudly served in the United States Army. He was a railroad arbitrator and was very dedicated to his work and enjoyed it. Charles spent over 30 years in the industry. Charles was an avid reader. He would read four or five books a week and would spend hours reading in his family room. History and historical material where among his favorite topics to read. Charles also loved to tell stories and was a raconteur. He also enjoyed traveling and was curious and loved learning new things or attempting new hobbies. Charles had lots of friends and was extremely social. He was dedicated to his wife and was a loving grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. Charles was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Charles's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Terree Funesti June 23, 2022 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    candle 8Chuck has always been a great support to our family. He was always ready to lend an ear if you just needed to talk, and was able to give good advice when it was needed. When I stop to think about him, I can hear his laughter most of all. Chuck was an excellent father-in-law for me, and a great Dad to Rich. And the best Grandpa to our Kids. We will miss you Chuck- and prayers for Diane, that she can find laughter in the memories, and love surrounded by family and friends.

  2. Amanda Funesti June 23, 2022 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    candle 7Grandpa Chuck always smiled and laughed. I will miss his laugh and anecdotes most of all. And recently I realized the many mannerisms my Dad had from Grandpa, they held their hands the same and walked the same; I will miss those and the stories he always told of my Dad.

    Don’t you two get into too much trouble up there together in Heaven. Love you, Grandpa.

  3. Karen Fuqua June 23, 2022 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Diane I was just heartbroken to hear that Mr. Funesti passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was my first boss at my first adult job. I could have never asked for a nicer, more generous person to have worked for. I remember him and Bob Doyle taking me out to lunch making me try things I have never even heard of! He was so knowledgeable, a great story teller and most of all, a great friend. I feel honored to have known him.

  4. Amy Brooks June 24, 2022 at 10:16 am - Reply


    I am so sorry to hear of Chuck passing. You and he were so good to Josh when we moved in next door. He loved the walks he took with you guys. Chuck was kind and loving. He would stop by and see me when he was helping care for one of our former residents. He was gracious and kind, even when no one would have blamed him for giving up. He will be dearly missed. While I know how hard this is for you, I cannot help but picture him in a library filled with every book at his disposal, with clarity of perfect eyesight and wholeness of body, enjoying all that Heaven has to offer. We will be praying for you.
    Amy and Joshua Brooks

  5. Susan Emmerich June 25, 2022 at 2:07 am - Reply

    candle 5My deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of Mr. Funesti. He was a sweet soul with the most wonderful laugh and we had many nice conversations where that laugh was always present. I knew him from years of serving him at Shop and Save in St. Peters before it closed. May his memory always be a joy to you.
    Susan Emmerich

  6. Kent and Kathie Smith June 25, 2022 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    To Diane and all of Chucks family. It’s so difficult when the people we love pass. We want to hold on to them forever. You always knew he was in the room he always made his presence known. Diane I know that laughter and all of his stories will be in your heart forever. Sending our love, Kent and Kathie

  7. Dave Maechling July 2, 2022 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Diane, my condolences to you and your family. It was privilege to work with Chuck over the many years we spent with ACF and when Chuck was around there was never a dull moment or a story left untold. May you be comforted in your loss.
    Dave Maechling

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