Obituary

Derek William Koelbl

Resided in Bark River, MI
Died June 8th, 2017

Derek William Koelbl, 37 of Bark River, passed on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at home due to many illnesses.

He was born on June 7, 1980 in Escanaba to the late James Koelbl and Gloria (Dixon) Koelbl.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Patrick Koelbl of Ford River and Clinton Koelbl of Bark River. He also leaves many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Derek was a good mechanic and could fix almost anything. He had a love for animals and also enjoyed baking when he felt well enough.

A private graveside service will be held in the near future at the Quinnesec Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Koelbl family.

4 Tributes to “Derek William Koelbl”

  1. Derek was an junior high student of mine. He was always smiling, and he had a witty sense of humor. I really enjoyed having him as a student. I’m sorry to find out he had illnesses. He’ll be missed. My deepest sympathy and my prayers to his mother and brothers. God bless you all.

  2. I knew Derek because we grew up together when I went to BRH school. I remember Derek always being so kind to me despite others who picked on me throughout my time there. He had a great sense of humor as well and always could make me laugh or smile when others weren’t so nice. My heart and my thoughts sinceremy go out to all of you in this time of sorrow.

  3. Clinton, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family always remember the many good memories made over the years. They will remain in your hearts forever.

    With sincere sympathy.

  4. Aunt Gloria, Patrick and Clint; I send all my love to you from New Mexico. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you all as you go through this time of sorrow. Love you!

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