DIERKES, Frank W., 92, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, October 24, 2013.
He was born on May 21, 1921, in Wheeling, a son of the late Frederick and Anna Hell Dierkes. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Wheeling. He was also a member of the Hill Hoppers Radio Control Airplane Club. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served 10 years with the Air Force Reserve.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella M. Bobak Dierkes, five brothers, Louie, Jimmy, Alfred, Clemens, and George, and three sisters, Marie Dierkes, Madelyn Lotz, and Marcella Platt.
He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Ralph Phelps of Hurricane, W.Va.; one grandson, Brad Phelps; one great grandson, Alec Phelps; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to sincerely thank Bob and Nancy Dierkes for all their care and compassion.
Friends will be received on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4-6 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 4:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com