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Derek C. Krawczyk
Derek C. KrawczykBeachDerek C. Krawczyk, 24, of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday morning January 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born August 17, 1995 in Columbus to Michael and Jennifer (Blanton) Krawczyk, they survive in Richwood.

Derek was born with Cerebral Palsy; his infectious personality and determination was admired by all that knew him. Derek was a 2013 graduate of the North Union High School; he was the first handicapped person to go completely through the school. Derek loved beach vacations and being in the sunshine. He was a current student at Creative Foundations in Marysville.

He will be remembered for that great smile and contagious laugh.

Besides his parents, he is also survived by maternal great grandma: Marie Schultz of Richwood, grandparents: Stan and Kay Krawczyk of Richwood, Pam and Kenny Miller of Oak Harbor and Jerry and Sandy Blanton of Richwood
Brothers: Cole and Luke Krawczyk of Richwood
Special caregivers (better known as) ďHis GirlsĒ: Emily McElroy, Alison Blakely and Harley Jerew
And a very large extended family

Funeral services will be held Thursday January 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Fulton Creek Friends Church, Pastor Geoff Schultz will officiate, burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery near Prospect. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Fair at PO Box 71 Richwood, Ohio 43344 and the North Union Athletic Boosters 401 North Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: johna nibert
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Mike and Jen you have my deepest sympathy . No words can tell. Thinking of all of you . Pam we Love you
            Johna



#2 from: Judy Gray
Richwood
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:31 PM

Derek gave all of us inspiration. Jim and I are so very sorry for your loss. Words are not enough. Prayers and hugs to you all.



#3 from: Dave and Deb (Tevis) Clayton
Marion
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:46 PM

Mike and Jen,
We are so sorry for the loss of Derek and send our heartfelt prayers to you and your extended families.
Dave and Deb



#4 from: Ethan & Courtney Schultz
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 9:37 AM

We were heartbroken to hear about Derek. He had a laugh and smile that was contagious and made every room he came into a little brighter. He will be missed by everyone. We love you all.



#5 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 9:48 AM

God love you all during this most difficult time.  Derek was one of the most inspiring young men we've known.   We are heartbroken for the loss of your incredibly special son.  



#6 from: Marla
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM

I am so very sorry about Derek.  My heart goes out to all of you. I can remember taking care of him at the office when he was a baby.  What a smile.
Love to you all
Marla



#7 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Our most heartfelt sympathy.  What a special young man. May God hold you all tightly at this time💕



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#9 from: Stu and Christy Gray
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 3:38 PM

So sad to hear about Derek! He was so well  taken care of and loved! Iím sure he will be missed so much but you have many great memories! 💕



#10 from: Pam
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 4:31 PM

What a great young man it has been so much fun to see him grow and how he has made so many people smile



#11 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all. He brought so much love to those around him. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.



#12 from: Doris and Richard Griffith
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 5:58 PM

So sorry for your loss of your Derek. You took wonderful care of his day by day activities, loving his so, and having him enjoy his brothers and all your family.  Hulk, you did well!



#13 from: Rita Headington Parker
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:08 PM

We are so sorry for the family's loss.  Thinking of each of you, Fred and Rita Parker



#14 from: Jim and Patti Kreis
YPSILANTI
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:12 PM

We are so saddened to hear the of the loss of Derek. Sending Our Sympathy, Love and Many Prayers to you all



#15 from: Pat Hamilton
Sebring
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:29 PM

We are so sorry to hear about Dereck's passing. We are thinking of you all.



#16 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:31 PM

So sorry to hear this. Derek and his smile was contagious.  Thinking of you all during this time. Hugs of comfort healing.



#17 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Delaware,Oh.43015
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Krawczyk Family,
 You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.I did not know Derek personally but felt his energy thru his loved ones that always had his heart at best.God Bless you all!



#18 from: Todd and Terri Hamilton
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Our heart felt sympathy to you all. So very sorry to hear about Derek. Keeping you family in our prayers.



#19 from: Carol Roy Barr
†LaRue
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Jennifer and Mike,
We're so sorry about Derek.
Our prayers are with you and your family.



#20 from: Tracy Martino
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Mike, Jen and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of this. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all. Derek was such an inspiration to so many of us. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott and Tracy Martino



#21 from: Ray and Chris Payne
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:06 PM

Ray and I are so sad to hear of Derekís passing.  What a wonderful young man.  You will be truly missed.  Your family have our deepest sympathy.  We love you all so very much.



#22 from: Beverly Wasserbeck
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:08 PM

I am thinking of your family in this very sad time. He touched a lot of lives and made them better. Sending prayers your way.



#23 from: Karen & Ken Milburn
Marion Ohio
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:12 PM

Derek was Loved by everyone that he touched their lives, an Angel from God and now he has his Wings to Fly.Jen and Mike I admire you two for the Loving and Caring Mom & Dad you became, giving 100% total Devotion for his care~he will Always be near!
God Bless Your Family,
Karen & Ken Milburn



#24 from: Mike and Kathy Karcher
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:14 PM

My heart breaks for you all. Sending love and prayers for healing and peace.



#25 from: Jerry & Linda Temple
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:20 PM

Sorry for your loss but will remember his smile and laugh and how he loved his music on the bus. God be with the whole Family.



#26 from: Megs Stacklin
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Weíre so sorry to hear about Derekís passing. Sending all of you our prayers and  deepest sympathies.
Steve and Megs



#27 from: Brian Smith
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:31 PM

Iím so sorry for your loss.  You and your family will be our thoughts and prayers.



#28 from: Sue Ann  McBride
Richwood, OH
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Jen,Mike and family, so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue, Bobbi Sue and Monica Bails.



#29 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:48 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss.  May God wrap his arms around each of Derekís family and give them peace of mind to know that he is safe and in heaven.



#30 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Dear Michael and Jennifer and family.  We are so very sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.



#31 from: Ross family
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:53 PM

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers go out to you n the family. May Derek rip.



#32 from: Joe and Chelsie Bowden
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:56 PM

Mike Jen Cole and Luke
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Derek always brought so much love and laughter to the room.  He will be missed by many.  Sending love and prayers



#33 from: Chuck & Deanna Dixon
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:56 PM

So sorry for your loss keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers..God Bless



#34 from: Becky Howald
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:07 PM

So sorry for your loss Jennifer. Prayers for you and the Krawczyk and Blanton families.



#35 from: Kathy Dettra
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Danny and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences for your Loss.



#36 from: Heather and Shane Pertuset
Prospect
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:17 PM

So sorry for your familyís loss. Sending prayers during this so difficult time.



#37 from: Denise Snyder English
Plain City
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:17 PM

I saw your sonís obituary on my nephew Sethís FB Post. I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding. I am so sorry for your loss! Love and peace, Denise



#38 from: Carol Lookabaugh-Pitts
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:35 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone back home during this difficult time. Derek always seemed to put a smile on everyones face. He will truly be missed.



#39 from: Judy Carr
Marion
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Sending prayers to all in your time of sorrow.



#40 from: Fred and Ann Crumb
Lewis Center oh
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Mike, Jennifer and family
Fred and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you.  Even though it has been a few years since we have seen all of you, we still remember fond  memories of Dereck and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  
♥️
Fred, Ann, Catie, Chris and Maia Crumb



#41 from: Judy Nickel
RICHWOOD, OH
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 9:19 PM

Dear Mike, Jennifer, and family,  I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son.  May God wrap His loving arms around each one who loved Derek and give you peace, love, comfort, sunshine, and understanding!  God Bless!



#42 from: Jennifer Michael
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 9:37 PM

Iím so incredibly saddened by the loss of your sweet Derek. I am however grateful that I know he lived a beautiful life surrounded not only by a truly loving family, but also by a loving community. Every single time I saw Derek, someone was loving on him.  I will be praying for you all. Iím so sorry.



#43 from: Linda Raupp
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:14 PM

Jen and Mike in so sorry for your loss. He was special. Derek always had a smile for all. God bless. Prayers for all.



#44 from: Carol and Colton Householder
Was Richwood now Portsmouth Ohio
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:17 PM

Our deepest condolences to your family Jennifer and Michael! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time of sadness.



#45 from: Bob & Carolyn Howald
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:18 PM

Our heart goes out to the family. He had a loving family. RIP. Will be missed prayers



#46 from: Jerry & Linda Temple
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Jerry and I send our condolences to the whole family. He will be remember for laughing and smiles when I turned music on God Bless



#47 from: Troy & Trudy Gray
Marysville
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:44 PM

Mike and Jennifer
Cole andLuke,
Our deepest sympathy is with your family in this time of need!
Rest assured that God is taking great care of Derek. Prayers for all!



#48 from: Sherri Buyer
 
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:59 PM

Jennifer & Michael and Krawczyk family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Hugs to all of you!

Sherri



#49 from: Peggy Jamison
Richwood
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 11:42 PM

Kay and Families,

So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort for you all. RIP  Derek!



#50 from: Judy Hall Baker
Marysville
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 10:38 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He will be greatly missed.



#51 from: Fred Smith
RICHWOOD
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:09 AM

To Dereks'family,I send sincere condolences and prayers for loss



#52 from: Bob and Helen Evans
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Michael, Jen ,Stanley snd Kay. Our prayers for all of you at the passing of your precious Derek.  He was loved by everyone who knew him and he had a smile for all.  He was given wonderful care and is now in Gods care.  



#53 from: Darrian Asbury
Marion
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 2:44 PM

I have so many memories with Derek. I used to help him everyday from 6th grade to like my 19th birthday. I would always go to special olympics with the crew. Everytime I walked into the class Iíd kiss Derek on his cheek and his giggle is what made me smile everyday. He had sick an amazing soul and was the best. Itís sad that he is gone but peacefully. My heart and soul goes out to his family. You guys had such an amazing and intelligent and inspiring son. He has made me the person I am today. Thank you guys for letting me share my memories.



#54 from: The Hamilton Family
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 3:18 PM

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  I wish I had the right words to bring you comfort but I pray that all of the memories and love Derek blessed you with brings peace to your hearts.  What a sweet soul God blessed  this earth with and how very fortunate we are to have known him!  
Much love,
Walt, Alice and Sam



#55 from: Christie Henderson Hunter
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 3:33 PM

Praying for your family at this time. In my thoughts and prayers




#56 from: Kandi Krebehenne
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 4:49 PM

I pray that you feel God's comfort at this time.  God knew what he was doing adding Derek to such a loving and close family.  There was never a time  he didn't know how loved he is.  He really did touch the lives and hearts of so many.  My prayers are with you all.  



#57 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 7:52 PM

I did not know Derek personally but like so many as Myself were inspired by this young man..he accomplished so much in his short lifetime...God will be taking care of him in his new home until we all meet again. Prayers for healing!
Prayers for healing for your family's loss!



#58 from: Amy Cahill
Marysville
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Krawczyk Family
We are so sorry for you loss. Derek was a joy to be around. His smile was just beautiful. I remember picture day on year, and Luke came down to get him to smile for the camera. Derek just turned away. They took the wheel chair off the stage and pushed it passed the stage and Derek just started laughing and giggling. They hurried and put the wheel chair back on the stage, turned him toward the camera- nothing. No smile nothing.  They did this 3 times.  I was laughing so hard, what an ornery one he was that day!




#59 from: Dan Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 9:06 PM

We are very sorry for the loss of your son Derek.
God Bless You  All,

Dan and Darlene Foos



#60 from: Doreen Wills
Richwood
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 10:45 PM


Thinking of you all
Our sincere sympathy
Love and prayers



#61 from: Charlene
Marysville
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 12:15 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was in North Union with my daughter and then went to Creative Foundations where he was with my daughter Sylena. We adored him!  I can not even imagine the pain.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.



#62 from: Nancy Wiley
Richwood
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 6:37 AM

My heart is sadden with the loss of Derek.  He was one very special guy.  As Derek's preschool teacher, I learned so much from him.  I had recently started the preschool plus program at North Union and Derek was one of my early students.  I was so challenged and nervous. I had had both Jennifer and Mike in high school and now I had their son in class.  I was encouraged by them and grew to love Derek.  I learned he could communicate with a smile and laughter.  He loved when I sang "10 Little Fingers on Derek's hand". He would respond to my voice and we shared many wonderful experiences that I will forever cherish.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.  May God give you strength. Sending love and hugs.    



#63 from: Phillip Seiter
Blanchard
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 7:30 AM

We are so saddened to learn of Derek's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Remembering the happy times with him will carry you through.
Phill and Linda



#64 from: Stacey Coder
 
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 7:32 AM

My deepest sympathy to the entire family.





#65 from: Andy and Carol Middlesworth
Avon Park, Florida
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Mike, Jennifer, and all families. Weíre so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



#66 from: Pam Mathys
Raymond, Ohio
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 10:35 AM

I'm so sorry !!  My heart goes out to all of u,  sending Prayers and Hugs 💔  God has gained another angel



#67 from: Julie Ross
Richwood
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 7:51 PM

We are sorry for your loss and are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.



#68 from: Vicki Rose
Richwood
Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.



#69 from: Ken Burkard
Columbus
Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 10:45 PM

I am so sorry to see about Derek. I always enjoyed seeing him at NU Elementary as he always had a great smile on his face. My heart goes out to you all.



#70 from: Regina Evans
North Canton Ohio
Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 8:13 PM

Dear Mike and Jennifer, our hearts ache for you and your family especially as we too have a child with special needs. We didnít get a chance to meet Derek but have heard of the great impact he made and the great care you all gave. In the days ahead may you find true peace and comfort that comes from Jesus. Love and prayers,
Wayne and Regina (Clady) Evans



#71 from: Paula Price
Prospect
Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Jen, Mike and family,
You have all been on my mind and heart everyday since I heard the news. I will continue to pray for comfort and peace. Our family is so blessed by yours and hope you know that we feel like your part of our family.love and hugs to all of you
Paula and Gary Price and kids



#72 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Dear Krawczyk Families,
I was so sorry to hear of Derek's passing! He was such an inspiration with his beautiful smile to everyone he met.  Sending love and prayers to Derek's family.



#73 from: SYLENA NIXON
20913 lingrell. road.  Westfield. Ohio. 43358
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:58 PM

I.  Miss    Derek.   So.    Much.     At.    Cf.  In.  Marysville.     I. Love.  Derek.   With.   All. my. Loveing.  Heart.   Love.  My.   Little.  PUPPY




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