Derek M. Kaser, 30, rural Claypool, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at his residence in Claypool.
Derek was born May 1, 1992, in Columbia City, to Mike and Johna Kaser. He was a 2010 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. He worked as a millwright for Local Union 1076 of Warsaw. He loved his children and was very dedicated to his work. He traveled all over the country doing major repairs. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved riding dirt bikes and fishing. There wasn’t anything he was scared of, whether it be jumping off cliffs or working on top of wind turbines.
Derek is survived by his children Bently, Jaydon and Kinzley; parents Mike and Johna Kaser, Akron; siblings Brooke (Brody) Townsend, Rochester and Tyler Kaser, Fulton; maternal grandparents John and Crystal Weida, Akron; paternal grandparents Lynn and Carolyn Kaser, Churubusco; nephew Jake; and nieces Nova and Peyton.
The memorial funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating.
The interment will take place in the Akron Cemetery, Akron, following the service.
Memorial visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.