Ryan Eric Niehoff

August 2, 1974May 4, 2021

Ryan E. Niehoff, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the age of 46.

Ryan was the cherished son of Al and Cheryl (nee' Dierkes) Niehoff; beloved brother of Andy Niehoff; dear nephew of Kurt (Annette Heinemann) Dierkes, Jayne (Chris) Kirkendall, and the late Harold (the late Betty) Niehoff; cousin of Tanya Holliday and Colin Kirkendall; many more dear relatives, and a friend to many in his lifetime.

Ryan had so many hobbies and interests it would be hard to narrow them down. He enjoyed his time off doing the things he liked to do. In 2002, he achieved his black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

A visitation will be Saturday, May 8 from 9-10am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1919 South 7th Street 63104 (Soulard) with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed on the church's website at 10am CDT. Click the link below and then click "streaming service."

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ryan's memory made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Please leave a favorite memory of Ryan for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


  • Rite of Committal

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Michele Buechting

May 13, 2021

I was a teacher at Sappington Child Care. RiIP Ryan ❤️

Teresa Gordon

May 13, 2021

Sending prayers. Teresa from Sappington Child Care Center.

Norma Shaver

May 8, 2021

So sorry about Ryan's passing. He will be missed and will never be forgotten.

Kimberly Johnson

May 8, 2021

I known Ryan for a long time we work together at Sam's Club at both I'm very sorry for your loss he surely be missed

Wiliam Winkler

May 7, 2021

Ryan and his family are all martial artists. They are a tremendous family and Ryan will be sorely missed. He put everything into every punch, kick or block he ever threw. I am proud to count him among my accomplished black belt students. I will miss you Ryan.

Fran Bentrup

May 7, 2021

Dear Cheryl and Al There is nothing I really can say, My prayers
are with you and your family .
Fran Bentrup from Cardinal Glennon

Sharon, Tom and Jeff Kircher

May 7, 2021

Ry was our son, Jeff's best friend and we all held a special place for him in our hearts. He was interested in everything and an incredibly loyal and caring friend.

Ry will always live on in our memories and we're absolutely sure that he's making quite a stir in heaven and organizing lots of fun activities.

It's already hard for us to imagine a world without Ryan in it.

Mary Louise Smith

May 7, 2021

So very sorry for the sudden loss of your son Ryan, may God wrap you in his arms during this difficult time. Prayers for you.
Mary Louise Smith (ACTS)

Daniel Zone

May 6, 2021

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Niehoff family. I went to Lindbergh with Ryan. Always will remember him as a gentle giant. 🙏

Joni Meriwether

May 6, 2021

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Niehoff and Family,
Our hearts bleed for you. We were so very sorry to hear of dear Ryan's passing.
We thought the world of him, and have many lovely memories of him.
He was a fine man.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Joni, George, Leah, Dean and Kim Meriwether