Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Heaven

Around 8:30am Derek went home to be with the Lord.  He was peaceful, just like we had prayed for.  The family was all able to gather around.  We are very thankful and appreciate your prayers.

45 comments:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God supply all of your needs.
    Kevin and Cheryl Ryan

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  2. Our prayers continue for each of you, that God will take care of you through every day to come.

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  3. Leann -
    Derek fought the good fight and was a light to many. Know that we are praying for you as you celebrate Derek's life in Christ.

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  4. Oh, Leann, we are so sorry. You're all in our hearts today.

    Sarah & Ben Marty-Schlipf

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  5. Mark and Janet FehrJuly 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Our prayers and love to your family. May God comfort all your hearts!
    What a blessing your family has been...

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  6. So very, very sad for you. Praying God will grant comfort and peace in this time. Doug and Carol Blunier

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  7. Leann -- Our hearts ache with you. Derek has fought a good fight and he has won his victory. May you feel God's loving arms around you as He carries you through the days ahead. Our prayers are with you and your family. John & Gloria

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  8. Our love and prayers are with you. May God give you HIs strength, Isaiah 41:10, and peace, John 14:27 that only He can give. I echo Sean's comment that we are praying for you as you celebrate Derek's life in Christ. What an example Derek and you, Leann, have been to all of us.

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  9. Heartfelt prayers and love to each of you.

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  10. Sharing your sorrow today...a sorrow filled with hope. Praying you feel God's nearness, comfort and peace.
    Our love
    John and Peggy Jackson

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  11. Praying for your dear family Leann! May God comfort and carry you…
    John and Rhonda Garrow

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  12. Our prayers are with you, Leann, during this time of sorrow and always. May God be with you through the coming days and months. Gene and Lynne Beutel

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  13. We are praying for strength and courage for you and your family. You and Derek have been such an inspiration to us. May the Lord be with you all.
    Love Rich & Kathy Schlipf

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  14. Leann - so sorry for your loss. Derek was a great guy and classmate and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~ Jennifer Byrd

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  15. Leann, I rejoice with Derek as he hears our Savior welcome him into his joy and yet my heart breaks for you and your kids. You will continue to be in our prayers.

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  16. Welcome home my good and faithful child........Your sweet little family will continue to be in our prayers.......We love you!
    Our love and prayers,
    Ed, Ruth, Joe, Jacob and Laura

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  17. Rejoicing for Derek. Praying with aching heart for the rest of you. Nahum 1:9 "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knoweth them that trust in Him." Know that you all are loved by so many. Derek has done a great work here on earth and has left his mark on the hearts of many.

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  18. Our hears are breaking for you, Leann, and your children. We love you and are praying for you!

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  19. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee;
    The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26
    Wishing to wrap our arms of love around you. May God grant you the strength to carry on.

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  20. Prayers are with you all during this time...appreciate the updates through the years, along with the evidence of a "Walk of Faith" - what an encouragement to others. May God comfort you as only He can...
    Love,
    Mike & Marsha Lanz (Forrest)

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  21. We cannot even begin to understand what you're going through right now, but may our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease your pain. Our love, Jeff & Gail Sinn

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  22. Our hearts ache for you, and we are praying for you. We thank God for Derek's victory...and for the inspiration he and you have been through this journey. May God be very near, providing all you need to see you through.
    Love and prayers, Marvin and Nancy Dotterer

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  23. Leann & children...

    We have followed your blog, and Derek was such an inspiration. He fought a good fight and his victory is won. Lifting you up in prayer that God will hold you in the palm of His loving hand in the coming days and always.

    Love,
    Trent & Rita Menold (Bern, KS)

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  24. Derek was an AMAZING person who I had the pleasure of getting to know over the years, and I am Grateful for that! My Prayers go out to You and your family! -Mike Schlitt

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  25. Rejoicing that his eartly battle is finished....he fought the good fight and won the victory! Praying that God will comfort all of you in the days to come.

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  26. Leann, praying for you and your kids my hearr is breaking for you even though I know he is in heaven love you Holly kline

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  27. "His ways are past finding out".....It truly has been a Walk of Faith and we have been inspired so many times. Blessings, comfort and peace, Leann, to you and your family.

    We love and continue to pray
    Mike & Kathy Leman

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  28. My heart breaks for you all.. even as it rejoices that Derek 's victory is won! Sending much love and many prayers your way..

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  29. Leann we are praying for you and your kids. My heart aches for your loss buy we are thankful for Derek that he is with Jesus and his suffering is over
    Love and prayers - Dan and Kayla

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  30. Dear Leann, Lexi, Wesley, Whitley and Lainey,
    We are praying that God will comfort you in your times of sadness, yet also give you joy and hope in knowing that your dear husband and father is at peace with the Lord forever. This world is not our home; we are just passing through. Derek has attained that place of perfect peace in his true home where God wipes away all tears. As hard as parting is, may God help you to feel joy in your journey with Him, knowing that you will one day see Derek and the Lord face to face again. With love, Matt and Cathryn, Brendan and Elisa

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  31. Love and prayers Leann. Joan Fehr

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  32. Dear Leann, praying for you and your children. Elaine Graf

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  33. We love you Leann and will be praying for you in the days, weeks, and months to come!
    Shannon & Susan Haerr

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  34. Oh how deeply you must hurt! Our prayers will continue for you and your children. God has been with you thus far and He will continue to carry you thru. Love & sincere prayers!
    Matt & Sara

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  35. Praying for you, Leann and kids.....now and in the days to come. May the Lord hold you close and be your strength.
    Much love, Darl and Janelle Rassi

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  36. Praying praying praying. Mike and amber Grimm.

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  37. Thankful Derek is Home. Praying for you and your sweet family. One day at a time. our love, Daniel & Kelly

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  38. Praying for your family, Leann. God bless you and keep you in His care.
    Love,
    Corbin & Katie

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  39. Our heart aches with you! We are lifting you up in prayer. Neil & Luann

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  40. Leann & Family- so sorry to hear this- my heart just aches for you.. We care for you all and are lifting you up in prayer.
    Fred & Megan

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  41. Leann, Lexi, Wesley, Whitley, and Lainey, Rejoicing as Derek is welcomed Home, yet heartbroken for your loss. Will continue to pray for peace for each of you. Love you all! Holly-Rae

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  42. Praying God will provide the comfort our words cannot. Love & prayers,
    Brandon & Sarah

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  43. Lifting you up in prayer!!!!

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  44. You are in our prayers! We are so thankful for Jesus and His promise of Heaven!

    Cory & Gini Gerber

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