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In Loving Memory

Raymond Dierker

Ray was born on April 7, 1940 and passed away on February 23, 2024 at 83 years old. He  fought a long, courageous battle with prostate cancer and passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Linda Dierker, nee Bacher, Sensabaugh; his daughter Mary Beth (Brian) Williams; his son Philip Dierker; his stepchildren Carly Sensabaugh (Dan Linch), Adrian Glover, nee Sensabaugh, Anthony “Tony” Sensabaugh; his brother Bob (Diane) Dierker; and his grandchildren Alivia Glover, Noa Glover, Kylie Rae Dierker, Yale Dierker, Hayden Dierker, and Hailee Dierker. He is also survived by many loving cousins,
friends, and his Elks family. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond Sr. and Ljuba “Violet” Dierker; first wife
Mary Ellen Dierker, nee Van Leur; and step son Patrick Glover.Ray was a veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was a caring attorney in St. Louis for 57 years and graduated Cum Laude from Saint Louis University School of Law. He was a dedicated member of the Oakville Elks for 36 years, where he stood as an Americanism Chairman for the East Central District for 17 years as well as the chairman for the State of Missouri for 6 years. Ray was very active in charity, having raised $40,000 for the Missouri Elks
Benevolent Trust. He was a talented musician who loved playing his trumpet wherever he was.He was a very loving and caring family man who never met a stranger. His smile and traydance never failed to light up any room he was in.

Services in Ray’s honor will be held at Kutis Funeral Home in South County on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 4pm until 8pm. Please feel free to meet the family at Queen of All Saints on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10am for Mass in Ray’s honor. He will then be
cremated. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Missouri Elks Benevolent Trust or the Prostate Cancer Foundation in his honor.
Ray, what a wonderful world it was with you in it. Until we meet again in Margaritaville


14 thoughts on “Raymond Dierker”

  1. Dearest Linda and family,
    Dave and I are sincerely saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. We had so many great times with him. He was a kind and generous gentleman. He touched so many lives with his activities and fund raising. We are all better for having been his friend.
    He’s probably playing his trumpet with the angels!
    With deepest respect,
    Jill and Dave Allen

  2. Dearest Linda and family
    My deepest sympathy. Ray was a wonderful friend and person. He will be missed. His loving spirit will live on in you❤️🙏

  3. May you feel our love wrapped around you Linda and your family! Ray, your wisdom, kindness and bright spirit will live in our hearts forever! Aloha!

  4. My. Belated husband J(Tom Ryan) & brother Mike FAULSTICH
    spoke of him and all of us loved when he blew the trumpet
    At the belated “ELKS’ BREAKFAST….MAY HIS SOUL R.I.P.

  5. Linda, No one could wear a tray like Ray! He was a special presence around the lodge that you had to love. My condolences to you and the family.

    May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest in Peace.

    Like the other comment…..blow that trumpet with the Angels, Ray!!!!

  6. My condolences. Ray has been our family attorney for many years. He was a kind, thoughtful, and caring man.

    Clay and Kerry Gregorc

  7. Linda, there are few words to bring you comfort at this time, so I offer my prayers for peace in the coming days. You are in my thoughts and my prayers dear heart. About your husband Ray, he has been mine and Tony’s friend for many many years, from business to personal. He made his 1st CD at KT’s many years ago with his band, we all had a great time and made memories that will remain in my heart. Ray made our community a better place. I’m going to guess he’s having a cold libation with many of our friends and loved ones.

  8. Thank you
    Thank you Ray for your services as our family attorney. You handled our legal needs after the loss of family members. You dealt with the grief and greed following their passing.
    Thank you Ray for your friendship. You included us in your family celebrations and shared in the celebration of ours.
    Thank you Ray for being the entertaininer. You shared the playing of your trumpet at times of happiness and great sorrow. The tray dance will always legendary.
    Thank you Ray for being a patriot. The respect you showed for the American flag and all members of service was heartfelt.
    Thank you Ray for the pride you had for our children and your grandchildren as they transition into adulthood. You always asked how the “kids” were doing and boasted about your own grandkids.
    This thank you could have been shared by so many people you have touched in one lifetime. We are thankful to have been blessed by you. Wish these words had been shared with you sooner.
    Thank you Ray!

  9. Dear Linda and family,
    Ursula and I offer our deepest condolences to you. Ray has been a friend of mine for 50+ years. So many many memories. What a wonderful soul he was, kind, helpful, generous and smart. Ray I will miss playing music together, but I know you’re playing your horn with Gabriel in heaven. Until we meet again brother.

  10. Linda, you and your family have my most sincere condolences. I had the honor of meeting and working with Ray when he created some legal paperwork for my husband and myself in December of 2022 and he was so helpful. He was so knowledgeable and kind, and we were so grateful to work with him. I remember thinking what a good soul he was and what a blessing he must have been to all who knew him. Sometimes in life you meet someone that makes a profound good impression and the memory of that person is inspiring — that was Ray to me. God bless him and may the many memories of him comfort your heart and fill you with peace.

  11. RIP Ray, our sympathy to the family. He was our family’s attorney for many years and my parents. He was kind and very knowledgeable attorney. Dealt with my parents deaths and all our trusts in the family. We will miss him, he gave my mom and dad one of his CD’s, which we enjoyed. ❤️

  12. Ray helped my mom and dad for years with their legal matters and trust. My wife and I used his services just a couple years ago. He was always friendly. He was a good man.

  13. Linda, Ray was such an amazing person and Lawyer. He helped me and my cousin with some family legal matters, and we cant thank him enough for his expertise and support! Unfortunately we did not hear about his passing until after his funeral. My cousin and I just want you to know how much we appreciated his time and expertise. We offer our sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time, and know that Ray is always with you.


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