Dale A. Diller of Weldon Spring, MO, was born March 12, 1925 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 25, 2022 at the age of 96. Childhood sweetheart and dear husband of the late Edwina “Chic” Diller (nee League) for 68 years; beloved son of the late Albert and Mabel Diller; devoted father of Laura Brown (late husband Randy) and Kirby (Mary nee Schmidt) Diller; special friend of Skip Stone and his family; cherished grandfather of Nicole Diller and USAF Capt Julia (Blake) Coyazo; adoring great-grandfather of Kinley and Cruz Coyazo, dearest brother-in-law of Harvey (Marilynn) Heidemann, caring uncle, proud great-uncle, dear cousin and friend to all. Dale is preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Krueger; brother, William “Bill” Diller; and brother-in-law, Charles Heidemann.
After graduating from Beaumont High, Dale proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII in the 285th Engineer Combat Battalion and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.
Upon retiring from the US Postal Service, Dale spent even longer summers boating on the river. Moving to Breeze Park in 2012, Dale and Chic found the perfect retirement community. Dale didn’t know a stranger and everyone knew him.
He still continued to enjoy boating, riding his motorcycle, playing trivia and shooting pool at “the big house”, shooting guns as a member of the Piasa Gun Club and relaxing with a good book. Dale always looked forward to monthly meeting with the MOB (Men of Beaumont). He was an early member of the Anchor Yankers Boat Club and a proud member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the NRA. Most of all, he loved spending time with his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Dale was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dale’s name to The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight or The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.
Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Breeze Park Chapel, 600 Breeze Park Dr, Weldon Spring, MO 63304. Luncheon to follow at Breeze Park. Private interment at Jefferson Barracks.