James E. Derck

James Edward Derck, 76, of rural LaFontaine, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 11, 2020, at 7:45 p.m., of natural causes, at his home.

Mr. Derck was a 1963 graduate of Wabash High School. He owned and operated LaFontaine Gravel from 1965 until his retirement in 2014. He was a member of the Wabash Christian Heritage Church and a former member of the LaFontaine I.O.O.F.

He was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Wabash to Grimes B. and Edna Mae Dawalt Derck. He married Robin McGinnis on Jan. 11, 1964, in Muncie, and she survives.

Additional survivors include four daughters, Laci (Rob) Haney and Honi (Clint) Harden, both of Wabash, and Tami Law and Candi (Andy) Kirk, both of LaFontaine; a son, James E. "Jed" (Nicki) Derck, of LaFontaine; a sister, Debbie Berry, of Huntington; a brother, Robert (Sue) Derck, of Wabash; a sister-in-law, Nikki McGinnis, of LaFontaine; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Tim Prater officiating.

The memorial guest book may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.