Ernest Wendt, also known to family and friends as Stubby or Buddy, was born October 9, 1945, to parents Edwin & Rosa Blome Wendt in Needville, TX. Buddy passed away on August 26, 2017 following complications after a heart attack and a surgical procedure.Buddy is survived by brothers Delbert Wendt, Edgar Wendt and his special friend Lauraine Ognoski, Ralph Wendt and wife Joan, and brother-in-law Victor Rabata. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Rose Marie Wendt Rabata and sister-in-law Shirley Wendt. He is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Del Wendt, Tammy Miller, Pam Sullivan, Tommy Wendt, Janet Raesner, Mark Wendt, Lana Gallatin, Wade Wendt, Suzanne Mikeska, Dianne Sebesta, Michele Broom, Carmen Thompson and numerous great-nieces and nephews. After graduating from Needville High School in 1964, Buddy went into farming for a few years and later took a welding course in Houston. He went to work for WKM and later for McGuire Trucking. After several years of working for others, he went into business for himself by purchasing a dump truck and hauling gravel and dirt. Buddy did hauling until his heart attack in 2009. He officially retired in 2011 after suffering a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. At about this same time, he decided to build “‘Stubby’s”, where people could gather for an evening of fun. When Buddy felt good, he enjoyed going to “Stubby’s” to visit and socialize with his many friends. Buddy was a strong minded person. He accomplished a great number of his goals. He had a strong determination that allowed him to lead an independent life. He will be missed by his many friends and family. The family of Ernest Wendt would like to extend a special thank you to friend and housekeeper, Patsy Christian for the excellent care she gave him. A viewing will be held on Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at E. P. Compean Funeral Directors, 1223 6th St., Rosenberg, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immanuel Evangelical Church, PO Box 505, Needville, TX. 77461, or to a charity of your choice.