5/07/2012: Derek Stone Strickland, 10Derek Stone Strickland, 10, of Goodhue, died Friday, May 4, at his home in rural Goodhue.
The funeral service for Derek Stone Strickland will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Goodhue, Minn., with Pastors Gregory Hall and David Badgley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing, Minn.
Derek, 10, of Goodhue, died Friday, May 4, at his home in rural Goodhue.
Derek was born Jan. 24, 2002, in Rochester, Minn., to Jeffrey Strickland and Dorothy (Klennert) Strickland. He was a 4th grade student at Goodhue Public Schools in Goodhue and attended Sunday school at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Derek loved sports especially football, wrestling, and baseball. He was active in 4-H, played golf, enjoyed going fishing, hiking, music, and taking vacations with his family. He loved the outdoors and nature and going snowmobiling.
Derek is survived by his mother, Dorothy (Zach O'Reilly) Strickland of Goodhue; father, Jeff Strickland of Lake City, Minn.; one brother, Ethan Lee Strickland at home, and five stepbrothers, Bailee, Kaleb, Kelby, Baxter, and Maddox O'Reilly; maternal grandmother, Donna Klennert of Lake City; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Linda and Lloyd Hyberger of Lake City; and paternal great-grandmother, Eva Gnotke of Lake City.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mike Klennert, and paternal grandfather, Gary Strickland.
Friends and family may visit from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Goodhue, and 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, 1865 S. Hwy 61, PO Box 300, Lake City, 651-345-5778. Guest register may be signed online at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.
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