Royce G. Schierding

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August 9, 1937 - December 28, 2021
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Royce G. Schierding, of Saint Charles, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of 34 years to Connie Jo Vance; father of Elizabeth (Robert) Conaway, Lydia (Scott) Musick, and Amanda Lila; grandfather of Caleb Birkes, Jake Phillips, and Ethan Birkes; great-grandfather to Levi Birkes; brother to Lloyd (the late Jane) Schierding. He also had many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Della Schierding, and his sister, Dolores Bizelli.

Royce completed his Doctoral degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla in 1965 and worked primarily for Monsanto Electronic Materials Company (MEMC) until retiring on January 1, 1997. He had a lifetime passion for technical matters, writing, and issues. He felt fortunate to be a part of the developing semiconductor business that supports technology we all depend on today.

Royce was a faithful supporter of the St. Charles Historical Society for decades. He also researched and published numerous genealogy articles and books. Traveling the globe with Jo, enjoying good food and fine wines, Cardinals baseball, skiing, bicycling, and playing music with talented friends were all much enjoyed pursuits in retirement. He was a reliable friend who could be counted on to help when needed. Royce was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Royce's name to the St. Charles Historical Society.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Gloria (Horton) Gillette January 2, 2022 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Jo And Family, so sorry to hear about my Family Tree Buddy, it took us awhile to figure out if I had the right Berry family going through 6 names of William Berry from Ohio but we did it !!! Thank you Jo for being so Patient especially with the Schierding Book which took many hours or should I say months. Love, Gloria & Mick

  2. Pam January 2, 2022 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    candle 5Lydia, so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you, Scott and your family.
    Pam and Tom Ferrier

  3. rebecca easton January 2, 2022 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with you and the family
    Royce was a kind and generous man who had a lot of great qualities.

  4. Lloyd Schierding January 2, 2022 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    To a dear friend and brother. I will miss you.

    • Beth January 2, 2022 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Forgive me if I’m hovering around you on the 15th! Your voice and eyes are so much like Dad’s.

    • Vickie January 6, 2022 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      candle 5❤️

  5. Larry Crump January 2, 2022 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    candle 8Thanks for the Schierding history ,all the time you put in it and the book. Enjoyed seeing you at the cousins lunch. I’m a second cousin glad I got invited! Will miss seeing you. My sympathy to Jo and your family.
    Gail and Larry Crump

    • Kerry rowley January 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      candle 7Thinking about you all and sending loving blessing to each of you.
      Kerry Rowley

  6. Nancy Phillips January 2, 2022 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    my deepest sympathy to Royce’s family on his passing. In 2007 he produced a Schierding book that will
    forever be the best of any family books I have read.
    My grandfather, Edward Schierding was from the Cave Spring Schierdings. That book has given me so
    much pleasure and every time I read it, I think of Royce and the great job he did in putting it together.
    May the Angels be with you, Royce.

    My mother was Lavelle Schierding (Phillips)

  7. Jeri Martin January 2, 2022 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the family. Enjoyed working with Royce for many years at MEMC. He was a great guy that I’m sure will be missed by many.

  8. Heather, Aaron, Ian, Elijah January 3, 2022 at 6:21 am - Reply

    candle 5I so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great difficulty.

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you! ♥️

  9. Mark Hall January 3, 2022 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Beth – I’m really sorry for your loss … it’s always tough to lose your parents no matter how old you are. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope to maybe see you on the 15th.

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Mark! Hello friend. 🙂

  10. Gerald Beebe January 3, 2022 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Deeply sadden to learn of the death of Royce. He was a good friend, neighbor, and classmate.You were a fortunate person to have know Royce for your life was now nourishing and enriched. Sleep well dear friend. Gerald and Joy Beebe

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      Dad wrote of the Beebe boys in his autobiography and I heard stories of them too. Very good friends to my dad and Lloyd. I knew Bobby when I was younger and cherished his friendship. Bobby was genuine and kind and funny—too good for this world.

  11. Mary DuBois January 3, 2022 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    With Royce’s passing, there is a gap in so many lives. Life is colder and grayer. It’s lost its sparkle. He was a rare gentleman who enriched the life of all his family and friends. Royce, we miss you and wish you could have stuck around a lot longer.

  12. Kevin Schmitz January 3, 2022 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Royce was the best friend anyone could ever have. He brought the love of guitar playing back into my life. I now wish I would have told him how much that meant to me. Annette and I will miss him dearly. Jo, no words can truly express our deep sorrow. If you need anything at all, do not hesitate even for a second to call. Annette and I are here to support you in any way we can.

  13. Bonita and Douglas Dilllard January 3, 2022 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Dear Beth, Jo and family,

    We just learned of Royce’s death a few minutes ago and are shocked by the loss of our former landlord (for over 23 years) and friend. We are very sorry for his loss to all of you and to the community. We last saw him on one of our walks down by So. Main St. about 18 months ago and he was his usual chipper self.

    Bonnie & Doug Dillard,
    former residents of 504 San Juan apt.

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Bonnie & Doug! I remember you both very well. 🙂

  14. David Beebe January 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Was so saddened to hear about my childhood friend Royce death. He taught me how to catch crawfish. It seemed every time I came to town, there was Royce on Main Street with a big smile and hello. His smile was contagious. He was dedicated to any project and shared his enthusiasm. Lloyd, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to his family and HS class 1955. RIP my dear friend and neighbor.

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Dad taught me how to catch crawdads too. 🙂 Great memories down in Blanchette Creek.

  15. David Poggemeier January 4, 2022 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I am very sad at the loss of my relatively new friend, but happy that I got to spend time with him. The monthly nights playing music with Royce and Jo, and the rest of the little group soon became a highlight for me, and Royce was certainly the leader and anchor of that group. I also came to know him as a highly intelligent, patient, welcoming, very talented man, who certainly enjoyed and appreciated life and those around him. My deepest sympathies go to Jo, and his friends and family.

  16. Don Smith January 4, 2022 at 11:14 am - Reply

    candle 5Our deepest condolences to the family.
    Don & Hilly Smith

  17. Diane Szarek January 4, 2022 at 11:31 am - Reply

    candle 1Royce,
    When ever I was with your cousin Phyllis Crosby Roedner at her family functions you were so nice, polite, full of knowledge and a joy to be around. Prayers to Jo and family for their loss.

  18. Jeff Copeland January 4, 2022 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing Royce with Cindy, me, and our monthly music gathering. He filled gaps I didn’t know I had and I know I speak for many when I say that we are better for having known him. He gave so much to his friends and to the technical world he loved. He will live on in our memories. His voice rings in my ears.

  19. Dyann Careaga January 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Beth, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Beth January 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Dyann!

  20. Katsy Wolfe January 5, 2022 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Breakfast at the round table at Bob Evans will never be the same. Royce was a really great customer. He will be missed by many of us. RIP my friend. Katsy

  21. Cheryl Braning January 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Jo and family just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss! I worked at Bob Evans and waited on Royce for over 30 years! He was a joy to wait on and a very kind man! Always made me smile with a funny comment! Royce hope their taking good care of you up there! God bless you all! Cheryl Braning

  22. Lance Hellwig January 5, 2022 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Sad to hear of Royce’s passing. Royce was an MEMC technologist I highly respected. His management style was logical, fair, straight-to-the-point, and very effective. Many memories of morning epi meetings when we would have good, productive, technical discussions, solving the epi problems of the day..

  23. Richard Jeanette Glaenzer January 9, 2022 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Dear friend of more than 30 years, how we will miss you. So much fun bicycling, skiing and traveling together for many of those the years. Richard and Jeanette Glaenzer
    You were one of the best managers at MEMC and I was lucky to be your coworker as well as your friend.

  24. Julie (Braunesreither) Hogland January 9, 2022 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Beth – I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. So many great memories of him when we were growing up. Prayers and love to your family.

    • Beth January 11, 2022 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Hi, Julie B! Thank you. I hope you are well.

  25. Sandy Wetzler January 12, 2022 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Thinking of Royce with much respect and love for
    all he had to offer to everyone he knew. We were
    very fortunate to be a part of his life, the end which
    came too soon. Keeping Jo, Lloyd,Beth, Lydia and
    Amanda in our prayers. His book on the
    Schierding history is a treasure to our family.
    Thank you, dear cousin.
    Sandy and Dallas

  26. Jim Keithly January 13, 2022 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Jo, so sorry for your families loss. Royce was a great guy to be around and will be truly missed by everyone.

  27. Joe and Doris Eagleman January 14, 2022 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    candle 3Beth and Jo, we are so sorry to hear of this. We enjoyed many happy occasions with Royce and will miss him so much. Playing music with him above Patches was always special.

    • Beth January 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      So very glad I was able to get the news to you. Music memories are the best! ♥️

  28. Bob and Carolyn Wilmesherr January 14, 2022 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Beth, we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. He was a special person. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carolyn and Bob

    • Beth January 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Oh gosh, now I’m in Uncle Ervin and Aunt Nora’s home reliving wonderful memories. ♥️ Hello to Karla and Kara too!

  29. Achim & Irmgard Dierksheide April 15, 2022 at 9:39 am - Reply

    We’re so sorry for your loss.
    With deepest sympathy

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