Mr. Richard Minderman

Mr. Richard Minderman

Minderman, Richard D., passed peacefully on Sept. 18, 2021. He was born in St. Louis on May 5, 1932, to C.W. and Clara Minderman. He was a long time resident of Webster Groves and Des Peres, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Verneal Minderman (nee Meyer); step-children: Gail Kloeppel, Natalie (Don) Hake, Bill (Beth) Newhouse, and Greg (Cathy) Newhouse; brother-in-law, Kenneth Knapp; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Bohrer; son, Dean C. Minderman; and sister, Donna Knapp.

Dick graduated from Southwest High School and then St. Louis University. After serving in the U.S. Army Finance Corp in Germany, he returned to St. Louis and built a long-term career in the grocery business.

Dick was an avid supporter of Mizzou football and the St. Louis Cardinals. Dick also enjoyed playing racquetball with his friends and participated in the Racquetball Senior Olympics. He was an avid traveler and loved to tell stories of his travels.

Dick donated his body to the SLU School of Medicine.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The BackStoppers appreciated.

Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 17, 2021, 1-4 p.m. at Westborough Country Club, 631 S. Berry Road., St. Louis MO 63122.

Arrangements by Bopp Chapel.