Gerald J. Derks, 76, of Cadott, formerly of Stanley, died
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born
on July 9, 1942 to the late Raymond and Ellen (Meyer) Derks. Jerry
grew up in the area and served his country in the Navy. He
returned to the area and married Rose Oemig on February 17,
1968.
Jerry worked for Presto for a time, was a Signalman for the Soo
Line Railroad for many years and then retired from CP rail. He
enjoyed bird watching, was an Aviation Buff, gardening, playing
cards, fishing, hunting and was “Jerry rigging” things as he enjoyed
the challenge of fixing things.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rose of Cadott, his children,
Reginald (Dawn) Derks and Roger (Lisa) Derks both of Eau Claire,
Rita (Matthew Luke) Derks of Cadott and Rollin (Eileen) Derks of
Wexford, PA, nine grandchildren, Miranda, Maria, Mataya, Rianna,
Ruby, Jenna, Anthony, Tyler and April, three brothers, Arthur (Kay)
Derks of Spencer, Daniel (Vicki) Derks of Stanley and Rick (Diane)
Derks of Bloomer and five sisters, Lorraine (Butch Cooley) Derks of
Stanley, Shirley (Ken) Nayes of Boyd, Linda (Bernard) Slowiak of
Stanley, Jeanine Johnson of Chippewa Falls and Rosemary
(Charles) Bourget of Elk Mound.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 24,
2019 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Visitation will be from
9:30 until time of service. Inurnment in the Cornell Cemetery will
take place at a later date.