January 30, 1933 – November 3, 2019
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Beloved husband of Eleanor Derks, nee Harmsen. Loving father of Daniel (Marilyn) Derks, Craig (Marisa) Derks, Jerry (Karen) Derks, and Linda (Jeffrey) Colvin. Proud grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 23. Dearest brother of Janell (late Carl) Regnerus. Kind uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, and by his parents Albert and Jeanette Derks.
Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019, from 3:00 – 8:00pm at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30 & Pleasant Springs Ln.), Dyer, IN. Funeral service Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 12:00pm at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Glenwood-Lansing Rd., Lansing, IL (please use east and west sanctuary doors), with Rev. Cal Aardsma officiating. Interment Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:30am at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bibles for Missions Thrift Center. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.