Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Beloved husband of  Rosalie Dierkes (nee Failla); dear father of Dan (Barb), Tim (Mary) and Steve (Janet) Dierkes; dear grandfather of Bryan, Jeff, Brendan, Allison, Lindsey, Kelly and Nicole; dear brother of Virginia Stinson and Lorraine Pizzella; our dear  brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd., Thursday, January 11, 12 noon to St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church for 12:30 p.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery.  Member of I.B.E.W. Local #1. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Backstoppers or The American Cancer Society appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.