Roger Dierberg Obituary, St. Louis, Missouri, Former Dierbergs EVP Dies at 88

Roger Dierberg Obituary, Death – Ballwin, Missouri – Roger Dierberg passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Preceded in death by Barbara (Schulte) Dierberg, his beloved wife for 65 years; dearest father of Keith (Holly) Dierberg and Sandy (Mike) Becker; dearest grandfather of Emily Armstrong, Jill (Brent) Clark, Ryan Dierberg, Jon (Lydia) Becker, Patrick (Kyle) Becker, and Laura (Jon) Bicanic; dearest great-grandfather of Tucker and Griffin Armstrong, Noah and Ellie Clark and Julia and Harriet Becker; dearest brother of Carole Stroud and Dale Dierberg.

Roger was born on January 23, 1934, in Creve Coeur, Missouri, and grew up there, where he enjoyed corkball, Cardinals baseball, caddying at Creve Coeur CC, and participating in Boy Scouts. After Clayton High School, he went to Purdue University (ROTC/Engineering) and was a lifelong Boilermaker fan. Keith and Barbara raised Keith and Sandy in Bellefontaine Neighbors and Spanish Lake. Roger took night studies at Washington University and graduated with an MBA in 1962. Later in life, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Olin School of Business. His first job was with McDonnell Aircraft, where he worked his way up the ranks.

His final stop in his career was in 1969, when he left to join the small but growing family supermarket Dierberg’s. At the time, almost all of his acquaintances and coworkers thought he was mad. Roger has made substantial contributions to Dierberg’s Markets’ success over many decades, with a focus on customer service learned from his father and mother. His greater legacy was as a selfless charitable person, rather than as a skilled engineer and businessman. Roger served as Grace Chapel Lutheran Treasurer, National Grocers Association President, Boy Scouts of America National Board, and Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri Foundation Board member.

Following the African famine of the early to mid-1980s, he became enthralled with the newly founded FICAH (Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger). His charitable contributions were both local and far-reaching. Roger adored and cherished his family, and nothing mattered more to him. In his later years, he enjoyed saying the Lord’s Prayer with others. Roger’s life was shaped by his Christian faith.Amy Olson, Roger’s compassionate caretaker for the past few years, is deeply appreciated by the family. Amy has been a God-given blessing to our family in ways that cannot be expressed in words.

The funeral will be place at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 13765 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, on Monday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Lutheran High School Association, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway Road, Ballwin, on Sunday, January 22, from 4-8 p.m.

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