Robert William Dierking

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Robert William Dierking, 89, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Concordia, departed this life Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lee’s Summit. Reverend Otto Craig will officiate. Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the funeral at the church. Graveside military services and interment will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia. Casket bearers are Cody Dierking, Jacob Dierking, Danny Vaughn, Erik Wilkens, Kurt Wilkens and Kyle Wilkens. Honorary Casket Bearers are Donald Dedeke, Keith Dierking, Danny Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Ron Jenkins and Larry Jenkins. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Matthew Church building fund and may be sent in care of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Online condolences may be sent to the family a www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Born, December 30, 1927, in Concordia, he was the son of Theodore and Clara (Oetting) Dierking. Robert was a Concordia High School graduate. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving on the U.S.S. New Jersey. Following his time in the service, he returned home to his parent’s dairy farm.

On Oct. 15, 1955, he was united in marriage to Amary Jean Flandermeyer at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville, Mo. To this union one son, Kent Dierking, was born. They sold the family farm in 1959 and moved to Kansas City, where he went to work for the W.C. Tingle Company, a wholesale distributing company for Armstrong Linoleum. He worked for W. C. Tingle for over 30 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a gifted organist and served the Lord for over 65 years playing at the St. John Lutheran Church in Emma, the Peace Lutheran Church in Kansas City, and the St. Matthew Church in Lee’s Summit.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dolores Jenkins; and an infant brother.

He is survived by his wife Jean, of Pleasant Hill; his son and daughter-in-law Kent and Susanne Dierking of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Cody Dierking of Macon, and Jacob Dierking and Kaitlin Dierking, both of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Lester Dierking of Concordia; one sister, Eunice Wilkens of Concordia; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.