Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel

9450 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO



November 2, 1935September 1, 2019

Jerry W. Diekroeger, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Beloved husband of the late Carol Jean (nee Schweitzer) Diekroeger; loving father of James R. Diekroeger, Julie A. (Glen) Goss, and the late Jerry W. Diekroeger, Jr.; dear grandfather of Sydney (Dan) Pogue; Nick, Mark, AJ, and Lexie Diekroeger; and Grant and Lauren Goss; dear brother of Charles W. Diekroeger and the late Tom Diekroeger.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dwight Davis Tennis Center, 5620 Grand Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112; www.dwightdavistennis.com


  • Carol Jean Diekroeger, Wife (deceased)
  • James R. Diekroeger, Son
  • Julie (Glen) Goss, Daughter
  • Jerry W. Diekroeger Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Charles W. Diekroeger, Brother
  • Tom Diekroeger, Brother (deceased)
  • Dear grandfather of Sydney (Dan) Pogue; Nick, Mark, AJ, and Lexie Diekroeger; and Grant and Lauren Goss.


24 September

A Celebration of Jerry's Life

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bopp Chapel

10610 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122



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Doug Druker

September 19, 2019

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. I'll never forget moving to St. Louis in 1991 and renting the house next door to your dad. I broke my wood racket and had no idea what to buy. He gave me a number of rackets to try and I purchased the one that had the most appealing colors to me! He was a great man and I have no doubt he'll be missed by everybody who knew him. See you at the store!
Doug Druker

Greg Baumann

September 18, 2019

Jim, I’m so sorry to hear this. Melisa and I had the good fortune to meet your fine family and start doing all our tennis business with you all in the 80’s. Your Dad was ALWAYS so kind, so helpful, and such a wonderful ambassador for tennis and the STL area. I always loved coming over there just to hang out and talk tennis. Truly a legend.
We’re most certainly praying for you and your entire family.
Greg and Melisa Baumann
Edwardsville, IL

Debbie Washburn

September 18, 2019

I have worked for Racketman for 19 years.
The entire Diekroeger family is the best.
Jerry Sr was the kindest, sweetest, and patient friend and boss. He loved his family, friends, and customers at Racketman. He passed away forty years to the day after purchasing Racketman. I am thankful he touched my life.

Jim Rathbun

September 8, 2019

I had the pleasure of working for Jerry and his family for 16 years. He hired me after my previous employment had ended, so he was a real life saver to me. Always kind and supportive, he was above all the consummate gentleman. Jim Rathbun

Anne Gray

September 2, 2019

Mr. D (as I sometimes called him) was one of the nicest gentleman I had the pleasure of knowing. Always greeted me with a smile. I enjoyed joking with him and spending time with him. I admired him for not only being a great father, but for the close relationship he had with his children and grandchildren St. Louis was a better place because of him and he will be missed.