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Derek J. McNamara, 21

Derek John McNamara, age 21, of Goodhue, died as a result of an ATV accident on Friday, April 25.

Derek was born on Feb. 25, 1993, in Red Wing, the son of Richard and Bonnie (Lindstrom) McNamara. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Columbkill Catholic Church. Derek attended Goodhue school where he was active in sports, FFA, and 4-H. He graduated from Goodhue High School Class of 2011, and then attended the University of WI-Madison where he studied farm management.

Derek was passionate about farming and farmed his whole life in the area. At the young age of 17 years, he started his own custom baling business, McNamara Baling. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and water sports. He was active in the Goodhue Jaycees.

He is survived by his parents, Rich (Brenda White) of Goodhue, and Bonnie McNamara (Todd Erickson) of Goodhue; sisters, Courtney (Greg) Hovel of Cannon Falls, and Sydney McNamara of Goodhue; nephew, Cashton Hovel; grandparents, Ralph McNamara of Zumbrota, and Duane and Carolyn Lindstrom of Vasa; uncles and aunts, Steve and Dawn Lindstrom of Red Wing, Barb and Delmar Hinck of Lake City, Jerry and Linda McNamara of Pine Island, Don and Carmen McNamara of Rochester, Dorothy and Bob Riedel of Zumbrota, Joanne and Steve Carter of Woodbury, Karen and Joe Richardson of Byron and Dave and Rose McNamara of Goodhue; and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Jeanelle McNamara, and Gayle Lindstrom.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Goodhue High School gymnasium. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. with visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, Belle Creek. Interment will follow at the Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, with lunch to follow at the Vasa Lutheran Center.

Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls.

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