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Charles Max Derrickson
“Chuck” Charles Max Derrickson, 84, of
Grand Island died Friday, June 26, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center. Prior
to his passing he was living at the Good Samaritan Center in Wood River.
will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the United Congregational Church. The
Reverend Lonnie Logan will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow
at Shelton Cemetery with military honors provided by the Navy and United
Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7
p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Cremation will take place
Mr. Derrickson was born December 15, 1924, at Pleasantville,
IA, the son of Charles and Myrtle (Rogers) Derrickson.
The left to cherish his memory
are his wife, Marcella, children and their spouses, Kerri and Tim Wetovick
of Wood River, Barb Clayton of Earlham, IA and Larry and Rulayne Derrickson
of Dugway UT; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Derrickson of Earlham, IA and
sister-in-law, Donna Blue of Morrison, CO.
Other survivors are eleven grandchildren, Keath, Kane,
Kassandra, Denise, Kelli, Shannon, Shelly, Bobbie, Kameron, Aimee and
Tiffany; eleven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bob
Derrickson; a son-in-law, Roger Clayton; four sisters and four brothers.
Chuck grew up and attended school
in Swan and Pleasantville, IA. He entered the Navy in 1943, serving during WWII. He
was honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to
Marcella Louise Blue on May 14, 1965 in Grand Island.
Chuck worked in rock quarries and
Gehle Cooks before coming to Nebraska in 1960 while working on construction
of the interstate. In
1964 he started working for The Diamond Engineering Company, from which
he retired in 1990.
He was a member of the Platt Deutsch,
Odd Fellows #22, the National Horseshoe Association and a 60 year member
of the American legion. He loved pitching horseshoes and had played in 6 world
tournaments. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working and attending
his grandchildren’s sports events in Wood River.
He will be remembered as a loving
husband, father, and grandfather and loved by all. He will be dearly