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Stephen J Derck

April 24, 1942 — March 21, 2022

Stephen J Derck

Stephen Derck, 79, of Antwerp, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022, at his home.  

Stephen was born in Hicksville, Ohio on April 24, 1942, a son of the late Helen (Perl) & Joseph Derck.

Steve grew up on his family's farm and enjoyed hunting and fishing. As a young man, he was involved in 4-H club and a Car Club. Steve worked as a truck driver for 12 years, worked at Craig Transportation for 12 years, worked at H.G. Snook for 20 years, and also owned the Antwerp Shell Station for 6 years. He was an active member in his community as a CCD teacher, church council, the Antwerp School Board, and the Antwerp Town Council. Most of all, Steve was a valued friend and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Nancy, to whom he was married November 28, 1964; children, Anita (Robert) Bok & Beth Derck; sister, Beth Hammond; grandchildren, Steven, Ryan, Whitney, & Lindsey Bok, & Chris Derck; & great-grandson, Kainen.

Steve was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Lou Kemerer, Gerald Derck, & Kathleen Franklin; & grandson, Christopher Bok.  

Viewing is Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 5 to 7 PM with a 7 PM vigil service at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W River St., Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 25, 2022, at 10 AM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 303 Monroe St, Antwerp, Ohio 45813. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery. 

Memorials are to Elara Caring Hospice, 3425 Executive Pkwy Unit 206, Toledo, OH 43606, or the Ronald McDonald House of North West Ohio, 3883 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43606.  

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Viewing

Thursday, March 24, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp

202 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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Vigil Service

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp

202 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 25, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Antwerp

303 Monroe St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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