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Audrey M. Dieckmann

July 26, 1926 — February 1, 2024

St. Louis

Audrey M. Dieckmann, nee Fennessey, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday February 1, 2024, at the age of 97.

Cherished daughter of the late Myron and Yvonne, nee Rowan, Fennessey; beloved wife of the late Keith Dieckmann; devoted mother of Monsignor Michael Dieckmann, Cheryle (the late Bill) Daub, Keith (Connie) Dieckmann, the late Richard “Rick” (Chris) Dieckmann, Ken (Pat) Dieckmann, Pam Dieckmann, and Donna Dieckmann; blessed grandmother/Momo and great-grandmother/Big Momo to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and dear friend to many, especially from the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.


Born on July 26, 1926, in her beloved hometown of St. Louis, Audrey embodied the values of compassion and kindness from an early age. Her unwavering commitment to her church and community transformed the lives of countless individuals who sought solace within the walls of Our Lady of Sorrows, spending an impressive 48 years as the Church Secretary for Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Audrey's dedication shone through every aspect of her work as she diligently organized events, managed administrative tasks with finesse, and served as a pillar of support for both clergy and parishioners alike. 


Beyond her career as a church secretary, Audrey immersed herself fully in the vibrant tapestry of life. Her love for reading led her on countless adventures through the pages of romance novels, igniting whimsy and passion in her heart. She was particularly fond of Dean Martin’s enchanting melodies that serenaded her soul. In addition to literature and music, Audrey found joy in collecting Precious Moments figurines, cherishing each delicate piece as a testament to life's precious moments.


One treasured pastime that Audrey reveled in was embarking on delightful shopping outings with her daughters—a time for mother and daughters to create cherished memories together while exploring the world of fashion and style. A lover of all things whimsical, Audrey had a soft spot for flamingos. Their elegant grace captivated her imagination and reminded her that beauty could be found even in the most unexpected places. Additionally, she held a special fondness for the enchanting ride "It's a Small World After All" at Disney, which transported her to a realm of unity and interconnectedness. Her vibrant spirit extended to the realm of sports as well, and she ardently cheered for her beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. 


Those fortunate enough to have known Audrey will remember her warm smile, gentle laughter, and unwavering strength in facing life's challenges. Above all, Audrey was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Louis Children’s Hospital


Audrey’s visitation will be held Monday February 5, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South City Chapel, 7027 Gravois Ave. St. Louis, MO 63116. The following morning, February 6, prayers at the funeral home will be held at 9:30 before 10:00 Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment following Mass in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes - South City Chapel

7027 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

5020 Rhodes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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