Robert Mathias “Bob” Derichs

Elrosa, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Death 19 Nov 2015 (aged 81)
Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 155257716 · View Source
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Robert Derichs died 19 November 2015 after a short battle with cancer surrounded by his family on Thursday at his home in Melrose.

Robert Mathias Derichs was born September 20, 1934 in Elrosa, Minnesota to John Christian and Mary Clara (Stang) Derichs. He grew up on the family farm in Elrosa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1955 to 1957.

He married Jeanette Wessel; she passed away in 1958. On January 19, 1960 he married Janice Fiedler at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union. Bob worked for Stearns Electric in Melrose for 37 years and was very proud to be a Class A Lineman for many of those years. He enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards, and his dogs, Peyton and Lacey. In his earlier years, he volunteered his time with the Melrose Civil Defense and the Melrose Ambulance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Julia, Marion, Lorraine, and Agnes; and brothers, Harold, Ralph, Jerome, Gilbert, and Roman; son-in-law, Phillip Hubert; infant grandson, Adam Tomford; and great-granddaughter, Abigail Zander.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 155257716
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Mathias “Bob” Derichs (20 Sep 1934–19 Nov 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155257716, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Ark (contributor 48345140) .