Our thoughts and prayers are with Derek's friends and family this Christmas season. May the fond memories and his contagious smile bring you all some joy this Christmas season.
Breck, Bonnie, and Seth Mittlesteadt
Merry Christmas Derek. Thoughts of you and your family are with us every day. We know you are watching from Heaven and sharing the holidays with your family with the angels that surround you. May you know how much you are missed at this special holiday time and may your family be comforted in knowing that you are with God and all his angels watching over us all. Merry Christmas Derek.
Randy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very diffucult time.
Joey, Kay, Bryce and Katie Fassbender
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of the lost ones pour through and shines down upon us to let us now they are happy. --
Rest in peace Derek Roosa--
Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.
To Randy and family
I can't imagine the saddness you must be feeling from your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
So very sorry for your loss. Sincere Sympathy, May peace settle gently on your hearts. God Bless this young man's memory. (I am cousin to Kari's Mom, Alaire.)
What can I say about Derek Curtis Roosa, Well he had a heart of gold, he always knew what to do to make someone smile, he loved everyone..Especially his family,friends and classmates. I will always remember him as a friend. He was such a great guy to everyone, he always made you laugh when you'd least expect it. He never shyed away from challenges he faced, or hurdles in his life he saw that he had to overcome. Like in football,wrestling, or any other sport he played in. He always gave it his best, he knew that's all he could do was try to be his best when it was required of him. He had the best outlook on life, after high school he went to Stevens Point University to become a history teacher, which surprised me. I told him "Derek, I'm proud of you, always become something you know you will always love and be good at. And promise me you wont give up, no matter the fight." He told me "Thanks, i appreciate it, and i wont." Which made me smile. I will miss him dearly,as his family,friends and classmates will. But I dont wanna cry, because i know some day i will meet him again,like we all must. So to his family,friends and class mates..Dont cry...I know its hard right now, but remember this..Derek is always close. He's in your hearts, and will never leave you. You will see him again. Be strong, and know He's alright. So in closing, Derek Curtis Roosa RIP my dear friend, i miss you very much and know your in good hands. 1-16-91-11-4-12
From your Classmates Devan McWilliams & Jenni Williams
So sorry to hear of your loss. You have a tough road ahead, we lost our 17 year old almost 3 years ago. My prayers are with you and your family
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I truly have no words to describe to you how sorry I am. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. I will continue to pray for you and your entire family.
To my good friend Randy and your entire family, there are no words that can express the loss you have experienced. My deepest and sincerest sympathies go out to you and I offer you my daily thoughts and prayers that God will grant you peace and cherish the time you had with with Derek. Steve Frazier
Randy and Kari,
I cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for you and your family on the loss of such a special member of your family. He truly was a wonderful young man, always so polite and respectful when he came into the office. Such an aura of kindness that surrounded him.
I remember when my daughter Shanon babysat for the boys. She would always mention how nice he was and that he was always so honest and easy going. She loved watching the boys.
I wish there were something I could say or do to take away the incredible pain and feeling of loss.....I will be praying for God's healing and peace to reign on you and comfort your family until the day arrives that you will be reunited. With a much sympathy, Wags
Our thoughts and prays are with your family at this time of lose.
I has been a hardtime to say goodbye to a remarkable young man that I was in class with me at NWTC. He will be remembered by many. God's Grace to the Family. Until we meet again Derek.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Randy and Kari so sorry to hear the loss of your son Derek. I don't think there could be a greater pain, believe that God is with all of you and He will help heal this pain. One day you all will be together again. I will continue to pray for you and your family to help along this healing process. May God be with you and your family. Kim(Roosa)Hensley
Randy, Kari and Jordan,
My heart breaks for all of you. I will cherish the memories of babysitting Derek and remembering what an incredible kid he was and such a great big brother to Jordan. Your family and Derek will always have a place in my heart. My family will be praying for all of you to have the strength to face each day and hold his memories close to you.
Kari,Randy & Jordan,
When we were not with you these last few days we want you to know that our every thought was with your family. We said many prayers that God would ease your pain and the pain of all the family members of Derek. Time will heal some of the pain but knowing that Derek will always be with you and all the wonderful memmories will help heal the rest, not totaly that is why we meet each other agian in heaven. Love you Randy, Kari and Jordan and the love for Derek will always live on.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Derek. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
To the Roosa family,
There are no words to take away your pain, but please know how much we care and pray for all of you through this difficult time. We have so many fun memories with your whole family over the years at wrestling tournaments and at the hotel down in Madison. Derek will never be forgotten and we are all so blessed for having been part of his life. Hugs and love,
Dan, Laurie, Jake, Luke Fitzsimmons
Words can't express how sorry we are for the loss of your son Derek. Please know that we are praying that God will bring your family comfort.
Randy and Kari,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son Derek. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
This past month and a half has been one of the best and craziest times I have ever had. There was never a dull moment when I was with or around Derek. I was his neighbor in the apartments we lived in and whether it was a two in the morning wake up call to make some food, or just a good talk or movie during the evening or day, I would always look forward to his company. Derek was a genuinely nice guy who never complained and always had a smile on his face. He always made me look forward to coming home to see him. It's hard to believe that life can end so suddenly to the people we care so much about. Derek has impacted so many lives, mine included, and it is going to be very hard without him, but I know he is looking down on us from a better place and that he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Derek Roosa, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I am very sorry for the loss of your son and brother was truly one of a kind.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The O'Hara Family
To my brother: I have been blessed in my life to have experienced many adventures, both the lows and the highs. I am a brother, both the younger and the older....but I remember never looking up to any one, like I did my 'big' brother. He was was my hero, my protector and my friend. He taught me so many things and introduced me to many new adventures. I will always be looking up to my 'big' brother and trying to let him know I will always have his back, as well.....and that I am so very proud to be the 'little' brother. Today, I witnessed one of the most amazing things I have ever seen....the tribute to your son, was and is, beyond words. The strength and love you, Kari and Jordan shared today was, again, beyond words. I just read every note on this page and you two, (Randy and Kari), should be so proud of the young man you raised. He touched so many lives and made such an impact on them, as noted by the letters left in his honor...he left us too soon, but he will live with us forever. I can't express enough how much love I have for you, Kari and Jordan...and how deeply I am, and have been, impacted by all of the events from the past few days. I love you and so proud to call you my brother!
Thank you Randy and Kari for giving this world such a special individual that has touched so many lives in such a positive way. The pain will fade in time leaving you with precious memories. Jordan,you are a strong individual and your parents are so lucky to have you. Thank you for the honor of being your family's nurse. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Thoughts and prayers to the Roosa family. Derek you will be missed by many.
Randy and family,
We are so sorry for the lose. please stay strong and we will be praying for your family.
With our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May many memories bring you peace and comfort.
I didn't know Derek, but worked with Randy for some time. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kari and family,
I only know you from seeing you at football games when Greg played and a few other events.
As a mother, I can't even begin to imagine the pain and heartbreak you are going through. We have had some close calls in our family and that was nearly unbearable. As a parent (especially a mother) your world revolves around the love for your children and it brings me to tears everytime I think about your family and the feeling that there is really nothing anyone can do to take that pain away. May God cradle you in His arms until you meet again with Derek in heaven.
We just heard what happened from Jackson. We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Derek, his kind spirit and the love of his family. Although we did not know him long, his heart warmed us. Love, Rob and Kathy Fox.
On behalf of the NWTC Executive Leadership Team, I would like to express our deepest condolences to your family. Derek earned the respect of his peers and instructors. He will be missed. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Lori Suddick, Vice President Learning
Randy and Family:
Our deepest sympathies to you for your great loss.
Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.
May some how you find peace in the memories that
May God bless your family and hold your son Derek.
We are praying for all of the family today as we know these are very difficult days. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of His hand.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you through this time. We are praying that your family and friends and your faith will comfort you at this time.
David and Cindi Gehl
I'm so sorry for your loss Randy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart goes out to you all, God be with your family through this sorrowful time.
Thoughts, prayer are with you today and will be every day.
May the love of those around you help you through he days ahead. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again. With Heartfelt Sympathy! - Kurt, Rhonda, Brandon and Kyle Piotrowski
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Randy, Kari, and Jordan, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you ALWAYS.
Im sorry for your loss! May God bless you Randy and all your family!
My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave & Kristi
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of Derek.
Lucene Udulutch, Kronenwetter
Randy, Kari, and Jordan:
So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Kari & Family. Our Sincere Condolences, from all of your Friends at Aim Transfer & Storage. Sincerely, Ron Mazmanian/Sales Manager and Chris Winkler/President/Owner.
Randy, Kari, Jordan, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Ray and Linda Ingman
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Randy...
Randy, Kari, and Jordan:
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Derek was a great kid and I will never forget the fun times him and I shared growing up together. Many memories have came back to me this week and I am thankful to have known Derek.
I don't know what to say other than I'm so very sorry. You have all been in my constant thoughts the last few days. You have many wonderful friends who will be there for you and help you through this as best as we can. May God comfort you at this most difficult time.
Derrick was a good friend and a great person... He will be missed by man.. So sorry for your loss.
I wish i could attend the funeral, but since i will not be able to i would just like to say my thoughts and prayers and with the Roosa family. Derek was an amazing kid and he never failed to make me laugh. I will always remember him for his ability to turn every situation into a positive. In my thoughts and prayers
Dear Roosa Family,
We are so sorry about the tragic loss of Derek. We don't know you, but upon reading the obit., I couldn't help but cry. We have children and can't imagine losing one of them, our deepest sympathy and many prayers to all of you, and for Derek's soul to be lifted up to our Lord. The Ross'
So Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Randy and Family:
Our deepest sympathies to you for your great loss. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God bless you and you son Derek.
Randy, Kari and Jordan--So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen & Brian LeBlanc
Derek has touched the lives of so so many. May you find the strength to carry on with him in your hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Randy, Kari, and Jordan you are in our prayers. We are sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God will guide your family thru this tragedy. Keep friends and family close and Derek's memories close in heart. He is your angel now, always to shine on your family until you meet again.
Our Deepest Sympathy
May strength of family and friends help the Roosa family get through these heartbreaking times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Katy and Butch Rice, Ames, Iowa
My deep sympathy will forever be with with you Randy, Kari and Jordan. You have been in my thoughts continuously. I hope you can find peace with family and friends. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Randy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Virgil and Carrie Mueller
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Roosa family. God bless you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you each day as you deal with your tragic loss. God bless your entire family and help you all through this sad time in your lives. Our hearts go out to you.
Randy and Kari and Jordan,
May some how you find peace in the memories that you had made together. My thoughts and prayers go out to you as does my heart fill with sadness for your loss.
Hope you find some comfort in friends who are surrounding you from near and far in these difficult days ahead. Peace to all of you, Rochelle
Randy, Kari and Jordan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May the Lord help you find comfort during this very difficult time. Melanie Matis and Brian Parquette (parents of Jordan Matis)
Praying for strength to come to your family in this time
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Robin and Kathy Morris
I am so very sorry for your loss. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family and will be keep you close to my heart and prayers.
Sandy Love (FedEx)
Randy & Family,
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Derek. I remember your boys coming into Pick 'n Save to visit Dad on the weekends sometimes. You have a remarkable family and the strenght and love you have for each other will carry you through. Thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies to to your family. May God be with you, as Derek is with Him.
The Hromek/Tiry Family
Although no words can help to ease your loss, just know that you are very close in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy.
My heart aches for you. What a handsome young man. I pray the Lord holds all of you close, lifts you up and carries you through this unbelievably sad time.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Derek. What a wonderful young man
I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was an amazing man, whose smile lit up every room. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Randy and Family I'm so sorry for your loss it was such a shock to hear about your son my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family
My thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time.
Randy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss....
May your wonderful memories of the times you shared with Derek comfort you today and always.
We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
My deepest sympathies to you.
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kari, Randy and Jordan, There are no words that can take away the pain that you must be feeling. We will always remember Derek s warm smile and fond memories. We pray God will bless you and bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Breck & Bonnie
My heart is saddened for your loss. I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Roosa family, Our prays go out to you on your loss of Derek. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Kari-I know there are no words that will ease your pain. There is no love greater than that of a parent for their child, and no greater loss than that of a child. You and your family are in my prayers. You will never get "over" something like this; but, with each other, and with the memories of Derek living on in your hearts, I pray that you can get "through" it. I didn't have the honor of knowing Derek; but, it's obvious from the hundreds of posts made in his memory that he was an outstanding young man that anyone would be proud to call their son.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and we hope that the wonderful memories you have of Derek give you strength.
Randy and Family- Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.
I cannot feel what you are feeling at this moment of time,
But please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers
May God give you the strength.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. So sorry for your loss of such an amazing individual.
My heart aches for your loss. With deepest sympathy.
GOD be with your family at this time.may you find comfort in him
He had a smile and happy demeanor that would light up any room. Not to mention, he was as loyal of a friend as you could ask for. He will be missed by so many.
Praying for your family during this hard time!
You were a blessing to all who knew you. You lit up the room and everyone wanted to know you. You will forever have a place in all of our hearts. I have tons of crazy memories and I will cherish them for the rest of my life. Just know you have many friends who love you! I send out my condolences to your family and friends and it's not goodbye, it's I'll see you later! <3
Randy,Kari, Jordan:My Heart goes out to all of you.You are all in my thoughts and will pray for the strength you will need as a family.
Our deepest sympathy for your family. May God lift your sorrows with all our prayers.
Randy, Kari, and Jordan - thinking of you during this time. You guys raised an awesome son! I am glad I knew him. Praying for you guys to find comfort.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you will all find the strength you need at this time to carry on. You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Our hearts aches for you & your whole family for the tragic accident Derek had. We didn't know Derek, but know how proud his Grandma Mickey $ Grandpa Jack were of him. You & all of your family are in our thoughts & prayers, as well as our daughters Laura & Linda, during this difficult time.
I am honored to have met him as a child. He was a wonderful boy that grew into a great man. My prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn Johnson,Olivia and Sam's grandma
Know that we are thinking of you and praying that God will grant you peace and strength to go on in life with loving memories.
May your memories bring you comfort. Thoughts and Prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Harris Family
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Derek was a great and amazing person. His memory will never be forgotten. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to your family.
Sending our deepest sympathy...we are so sorry for your tragic loss. We first met you at the State Wrestling tournament last February (sitting courtside together watching our sons both take 3rd place). We knew from our little conversations that you were a very special family. It breaks our hearts to hear of your loss. Praying that God gives you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Our heart aches for you and the Roosa family.
Right now it's so very hard to find the right words that might bring you comfort with the loss of your son Derek; but I hope that with so many praying for you and sending their love, that it might bring you some comfort.
Sandra Thomason ( a friend of your mother's from so many yrs ago, Randy)
Randy, Kari and Jordan. I am so sorry for your loss. May you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and more importantly that you have a wonderful angel that will now watch over you every day. May god be with you and give you strength during this time.
We are thinking of you at this difficult time as we know the death of a child brings unexplainable heartache. Please know that even those at a distant are praying for you to find strength and comfort. Sincerely, Judy and Jerry Skaar (grandparents of Sam and Mike Ohnesorge)
Randy and family so sorry to hear of this. You will be in our thoughts and prayers..
May God watch over you during this time. Our most sincere and deepest sympathies.
Our hearts ache for your whole family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Derek holds a special place in our hearts...we thank him and your family for being such good friends with Ethan through the many years.
Randy,Kari and Jordan. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
No one can ever take the memories of Derek away. Use them to cope as you work through this hard time. You gained a guardian angel who will forever be by your side. My thoughts and prayers.
Class 2009 at Mosinee
Kari and Family--My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you during this time!
We are so sorry for for your lost,although we never met Derek we fill as if we new him well through the loving talks we have had with his Grandfather Larry.Our prayer's go out to you and all your family .
Thoughts and prayers to the Roosa family and friends. Derek will be greatly missed by many and he will forever hold a place in our hearts.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I haven't come across a person that hasn't loved Derek. He was a great friend to everyone and will be missed terribly. Thoughts and Prayers to all his Family and Friends.
You are in our prayers. May your angel look over you and give you the strength and courage to remember the good times. God bless.
To all who loved Derek,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,and have faith that he is in a better place smiling onto all he loved.
The Ramuta family
We will never forget you Derek, you touched many hearts. Watch over us all. Deepest Sympathies to the Roosa family.
Jenna and Lee
Our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God's peace and love be with you, today and in the difficult days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all.
Curt and Sandy Hokinson
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. I do not believe I have met either of your sons, but I worked with Randy and I felt I did know them the way you highly spoke of each of them. So proud! You just beamed with each and every word.....
Our most heartfelt condolences to the entire Roosa family, as well as the many friends that are affected by Derek's passing. May you all find comfort in the love you shared with Derek and the many happy memories you have with him. You are in our prayers.
Loosing Derek has touched our family deeply. We shared in the joy of cheering him on in gymnasiums and on the playing fields. He has always been one of the boys that warmed our house and our hearts. He will be so sadly missed.
- The Lawsons
When Sam told me what happened, all he could say was he was like a second brother to me. In his passing,always remember that he always made a positive impact on those around him. Our deepest condolences and prayers are sent during this time of sadness.
Kerry, Mike & Sam
My thoughts and Prayers are with your family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Such a tragedy. Hold those memories. Praying for strength and courage during this most difficult time.
Jim, Julie, Emily and Abi Nesbitt
I got to know Derek this summer at my house, my first impression was of a very happy, funny, smart young man. He will leave a space in the world.......
Randy, Kari, & Jordan;Our condolences to your family. I will always remember the little kid running around the Schwans depot all those years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Randy, Kari, and Jordan,
We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through... May the love of family and friends see you through this time of sadness and loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
The Smolek family
Randy, Kari and Jordan - There are no right words, to make this different or any easier. You have our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy for your loss. There are so many memories that I am blessed and privileged to have heard about through your proud stories. Hugs to you all - The Hargraves'
Roosa Family.... no words can console the sorrow your family is feeling with the loss of your son. As the days and weeks pass, the heart will start mending itself with the memories that were instilled in it. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your son who has left us at such a young age is certainly in the category of those hard losses for which there is so painful a reminder of what might have been.
We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.
I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.
Yours In Peace,
The Jankowski Family
Randy, Kari and Jordan:
Thoughts and Prayers to the three of you.
Tessa, Floyd, Brittany and Sarah
Sending prayers to the Roosa Family!!
Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead. Hold onto your memories forever in your hearts. Prayers & Thoughts are with you.
Tim & Connie Nechuta and Family
Kari, Randy, Jordan and all of the Family.We Love you and are Praying God gives you Strength to get thru this Time.Aunt Sharon & Dave
The right words are always hard to find...Derek was a remarkable young man. We feel blessed to have known, and shared in his life. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family.
Dear Roosa family - we do not know each other, but my daughter attends UWSP and knew Derek. I just wanted to let you know how much Derek meant to her. She will miss him very much. You raised a wonderful son that has left a lasting impression on my daughter. Thank you for that. Although nothing can ease your pain, please know that as a mother, my heart goes out to you and your family.
So sorry to hear this! Our hearts go out to you in this sadness and we will lift you up in our prayers.
Keeping you in our prayers.
Randy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Bonnie Neuendank
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
With Heartfelt Sympathy The world is a better place because it was blessed by such a precious child.There are no words.
Dan & Veronica Witter
Randy, Kari and Jordan, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. We can only offer our commitment to remembering Derek for the rest of our days. You are in our hearts and minds, today and always.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Jaqlin Meydam - Mosinee
Randy & Kari ~ Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Our prayers are with your family! The Dennis Rhyner Family
Kari- My deepest sympathies to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your family is in our mind, thoughts, and prayers. With love, Abby Lawson, Caden Lawson and Kevin Lawson
Roosa family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Derek has always, and will always hold a special place in my heart. May God be with you and give you strength in this difficult time.
Randy, words cannot express how sorry i am about the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through right now. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. God Bless you.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. You have so many friends and family to get you through. We are here for you!
So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this most difficult of times. I can not imagine losing a child, my heart breaks for you all!
There just are no right words to say at a time like this. Kari, just know that you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He will always be with you in your hearts and memories.
Remember the good times to help you through your time of healing.
Our deepest sympathy to your family, Kevin, our son was a classmate of Derek and spoke highly of him.
Keith Krueger Family
Randy, Kari,and Jordan - our deepest sympathy for your loss. Derek has been a great friend to our son and to many. His presence will be missed. My heart hurts for your family. We are praying that you can find peace in this time of sorrow. Lifting you up in prayer, The Strubles
I didn't know Derek but I am a friend of his aunt Cheryl. I just had to reach out and tell you how very sorry I am for our loss. My husband and I lost a son to cancer 7 years ago at the age of 19 so my heart aches for all of you. Please know that you will be sustained by the love and support of people you know and also by people you've never met. I have no doubt that our son Peter has already greeted Derek and is giving him a grand tour of heaven. I am so very, very sorry. Sincerely, Jenny Meslow
You guys are my family up north. I always felt in my heart that Derek and Jordan were like my nephews. I will miss Derek's handsome face, huge heart, his goofiness and jokes, and all of the big, strong hugs he would give me. I know Russ is with him and they are cracking jokes like they always did. I love you all so much. Jenny Wroblewski
Sending our thoughts and prayers. The Leszczynski Family
Your fond memories will carry you through.
In sympathy and friendship.
May you and your family find peace and comfort with this song as it has me.
The name of the Song is Precious Child by Karen Taylor-Good
From one greiving mother to another
thoughts and prayers for your family
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Class of 2009 lost a great friend/classmate way to soon.
Our deepest,deepest,sympathy to you Randy,Kari,and Jordan. Our prayers are forever with you. Tracy Stone, Taylor, Mary Ann, Henry & Christopher Beam.
Sending hugs to all of you for strength needed during this difficult time. Please know we are only a phone call away with care and understanding. Love you all!! Tony and Mary Russell
Though we are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, God is always prepared to help us through that loss. We pray that His presence would begin the healing in your heart and soul, and that His love would surround you with the comfort that only He can give. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Remember to take 1 minute at a time, 1 hour at a time and 1 day at time. Don't ever let anyone tell you this will get easy, because it does NOT, I choose to use the word that it will become softer.
From one grieving mother to another
Randy and family: Although I did not know Derek personally I know his father and we talked about our kids on occasion. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. May the Good Lord be with you thru these times and forever. God Bless You. Jim Schultz
With Sincere Sympathy
The Breit Family
Thoughts and prayers to your family during this most difficult time.
My heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your son , though I did not know Derek personally , I do know the pain and sorrow a parent goes through when you lose one of your children . May the lord bless you and help you through this sad time in your life. my thoughts and prayers are with you
Our prayers are with your family
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The Gunseor family ( Mosinee Wis.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
What a beautiful young man he was. You were blessed with his presence. May you find peace and treasure the wonderful memories in your heart
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Our deepest condolences during this time of tragic loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Derek will be missed.
What a pleasure it was to cover Derek's athletic exploits for the Wausau Daily Herald. My heartfelt condolences to the famly.
Even as a youngster, Derek's kindness toward others was his distinguishing characteristic. Hopefully, at least a little bit of that has influenced those of us whose paths have crossed with Derek's over the years.
Derek, you and your family will be in my prayers. I'm truly honored to have known you. God does call his favorites home early.
So difficult to find words to say... just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Derek We will pray for you and also your family you left here. I know God has plans for you. Please watch over all of us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Lechnir boys and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Derek will be missed by many.
Our most heartfelt sympathy to you all in this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
Randy my thoughts and prayer's go out to you and your family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Derek will be missed by many.
My condolences to the family. Derek always made my day better with his smile and contagious laughter
Derek was loved by many. He was that special person that only comes around once in someone's lifetime. He could make everyone laugh and smile and when you fell, would pick you right back up. Thoughts, love, and Prayers to the Roosa Family from the Nelsen Family.
My heart is with your family right now. Praying for you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . . . Mark and Kay Maloney
I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was such a great friend to my daughter Lauren Nelsen (UWSP). I had the opportunity to meet Derek (who I heard so much about) when he helped Lauren and I move her furniture into her apartment on a very hot summer day. He was such a huge help. We had lunch together and had such a great time. I fell in love with him. I was so glad that Lauren had such a wonderful friend who look out for her. He will be greatly missed.
Mother of Lauren Nelsen
Dear Randy, Kari, & Jordan,
We have nothing but great memories of your son Derek. He always was a class act on and off the wrestling mat. Remember those good times you shared together. God does not take away trials or carry us over them, but strengthens us through them. All our sympathy. David, Tami, Steven, & Conner Monk
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Derek.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thoughts, prayers, and my deepest sympathies go out to your entire family.
Extending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to your family.
There are no words to take away your pain. Just know that he will always be remembered as the special person he was. My deepest sympathies to your family...you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thoughts and prayers are with you...Derek was a great man and loved by many!
A good friend and even a better person. You are really going to be missed.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your son, DEREK! Sending prayers to the grieving family. Bless You ALL!!
We know that we never had a chance to meet you, but we were very close with Derek. He never failed to put a smile on our face and make us laugh. You truly raised one amazingly warm hearted man. He brought light to the darkest days. And he will be missed very much.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
My memories will last forever. Miss you friend, thanks for always sticking up for me. Love.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family, he will be truly missed.
My deepest prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time!
My love, thought, and prayers go out to your family!
We've lost a very special person in our lives. Derek will always remain in our hearts. We loved him as though he were part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
My husband & I had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful sons at a wrestling meet in Minocqua. Our hearts go out to you and we wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time. Derek has touched the lives of many people and there are many grieving along with you. May you find the strength each day to get through such a loss. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Our deepest prayers & thoughts are with your family at this time!
Our family's deepest sympathies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless
Derek will always hold a special place in so many peoples hearts, now an Angel looking over all of us, he will be missed greatly.