OBITUARY

Richard Louis Loerch

September 11, 1937February 10, 2021
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Richard Louis Loerch of Union, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the age of 83. Beloved husband for 62 years of Esta Lee Loerch (nee Wood). Loving father of Steve (Pam) Loerch and Brian (Kim) Loerch. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Krista), Daniel (Brooke), Jordan and Shalie Loerch and great grandfather of Addison, Morgan and Jayce. Dearest brother of Nancy (the late Frank) Francis, Joyce (Mike) Raspreff, Kathleen (the late Henry) Van Meter, Gerald (Sue) Loerch, Dale (Kathy) Loerch, Kenny (Lisa) Loerch and the late Tammy Lee and Carol Lash. Dear son of the late Richard J. and Jean Marie Loerch (nee Hartwig).

Richard loved camping, lake fishing, boating and was a true outdoorsman.

Visitation to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions to the Veterans Administration appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com

  • FAMILY

  • Esta Lee Loerch (nee Wood), Wife
  • Steve (Pam) Loerch, Son
  • Brian (Kim) Loerch, Son
  • Matthew (Krista)Loerch, Grandson
  • Daniel (Brooke)Loerch, Grandson
  • Jordan Loerch, Grandson
  • Shalie Loerch, Granddaughter
  • Nancy (the late Frank) Francis, Sister
  • Joyce (Mike) Raspreff, Sister
  • Kathleen (the late Henry) Van Meter, Sister
  • Gerald (Sue) Loerch, Brother
  • Dale (Kathy) Loerch, Brother
  • Kenny (Lisa) Loerch, Brother
  • Tammy Lee, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol Lash, Sister (deceased)
  • Richard J. and Jean Marie Loerch (nee Hartwig, Parents (deceased)
  • Dear great grandfather of Addison, Morgan and Jayce.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Lindy Lake

February 16, 2021

I knew Richard when I was married to Esta’s cousin, Randy Coakley.
Richard was a hoot, he loved joking around and boy was he a teaser. He was always looking for an opportunity to have a good laugh even if it was at your expense.
I remember our visits to their home in St. Louis and how welcome they made me feel, eating at Jack and Phil’s, and the vacation in Dallas. Always a good time with Richard and Esta.
My condolences to the entire family. I know he will be missed. Richard was special to so many, including me.
RIP Richard.

Sincerely,
Lindy Lake
Chandler, AZ

Nichole Janardhan

February 16, 2021

Uncle Rich, you will be missed dearly. Love and hugs to all the family. Thinking of you all.

Lorene Huffman

February 16, 2021

Our Family Reunion will never be the same without Rich. He has been a big part of our family for 62 years and I personally never had a need for help of any kind that Rich was not always there as soon as he could get there
I will love and miss you forever Rich
Lorene

Ralph Luebke

February 15, 2021

Many pleasant memories of days on bikes and sleds and occasional rides from Arnold to CCHS and back in his first car with his favorite Country music on the radio and his well used steering wheel spinner. He liked to drive.
Also remembering his first real job working at the Lik M Aid production facility in South St. Louis and the good smells after his work time.
My sympathy to Esta and family and to the many siblings that I remember from grade / high school and visits to the house down the hill from St. John's in Arnold. Sorry too for all of the missed years as we married and raised our families and went our separate ways.

David Allgood

February 12, 2021

Some thirty years ago, I was talked into going to a family reunion in Missouri. With my bad attitude, I didn't really want to meet any of the people there, I didn't really want to go. Reluctantly, I went. I met Rich and all the others and I started great journey which meant that every year I had to drive thousands of miles just to spend a few days with these people. Thirty years have passed and I'm happy to say that Rich became a very good friend of mine. I was lucky to have met him. He made us all laugh and sometime talked our ears off. Rich and I have kayaked many miles together, sat and talked for hours sharing many tall tales, and ate many, many meals together. I will miss Rich! He was a good friend!

PS: and the rest of those people in Missouri, I hope to be able to see them for the rest of my life.

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