Thomas A. Derr

Chaska, Minnesota


Chaska, Minnesota


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Derr, Thomas A. Age 75, of Chaska. Retired 30-year pilot for Northwest Airlines. Survived by wife, Claudia; children, Sarah (Timothy) Hook, of Richfield, Kenneth Derr, of Richfield, Debbie (Phil) Smith, Oroville, CA; stepchildren, Alyssa (Adam) Morris, of Coon Rapids, Rochelle (Chris) McCavin , of St. Louis, MO; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dennis Derr, of Atlanta, GA; sister, Nancy Dichert, of Atlanta, GA. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 AM at St. Victoria Catholic Church, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Bertas Funeral Home Chaska (952) 448-2137

This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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I still think about Tom when Im working out at the Chaska Community Center. His humor, wit and all around genuine goodness will not be forgotten. Will always miss our talks about our careers in the airline. RIP on your flight west my friend.
Paul Best
Delta/ NWA

My deepest sympathy and prayers.

Dick Johnson

On behalf of the Jim Derr Family, I would like to send our condolences to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Claudia and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! It was great having Thom in our choir and he will be forever missed!!

Many Blessings,
Kelly & Walt

Claudia and family,
Our sympathy and prayers go out to you and Tom's friends.Tom and I were in the same class at Northwest Airline.
He will be missed, but he is in a better place.
Sincerly Gene

Claudia and family,
Deepest sympathy from all Tom's fitness friends at the Chaska Community Center.

Tom and I met years back at the center and became great friends in the process. He will be missed by many. Heaven just got a whole lot better.

Paul Best
Pilot Delta/NWA