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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Thursday March 24th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Thursday March 24th, 2022

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Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Antwerp
Friday March 25th, 2022

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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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A candle was lit in memory of Stephen Derck

Michelle Kitson Apr 24 2022 8:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stephen Derck

Ronald Grabianowski Apr 6 2022 11:09 PM

Nancy and family, condolences. I have fond memories of Steve in public offices. May God guide your steps at this time God Bless

Sandra Templr Mar 28 2022 9:47 PM

To Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss. Steve was a classmate of mine.

Marcia (Temple) Creelman Mar 26 2022 9:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stephen Derck

Marcia (Temple) Creelman Mar 26 2022 9:13 PM

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss, even though I didn't get to spend much time with the both of you, I could see the love between the 2 of you and he was such a great guy. ❤️ very warm and caring.

Deb Jackson Mar 24 2022 8:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stephen Derck

Deb Jackson Mar 24 2022 8:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stephen Derck

Deacon Bob Nighswander Mar 24 2022 2:51 PM

To the Derck family. I had the pleasure to work with Steve for many years at Air Products. He was the kindest Gentleman you would ever meet. He was a very professional driver, and always set a good example for others. Always had a smile and never a harsh word. He will be sadly missed. Sincerely Scott Menke

Scott Menke Mar 24 2022 12:06 AM

We are so sorry about Steve's passing. He was such a wonderful person and he has left a hole in all our hearts. Heaven gained a great man!

Dale and Sharon Hicov Mar 23 2022 6:27 PM

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