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Floyd Derr

Deacon Floyd F. Derr, 91, of Carey, died at 10:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his residence, with Joyce, his wife of 66 years, by his side.
Born Nov. 17, 1927, in Carey, he was the son of the late Herman and Grace (Windau) Derr. He married R. Joyce Kin on Sept. 6, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby. Joyce survives in Carey.         He is also survived by four children, Geri Ann Derr-Baldwin of Upper Sandusky; Dr. Ronald G. (Julie) Derr of Brentwood, Tenn.; Suzanne M. (Steve) Micheli of Grove City; and Sara L. (Brian) Binau of Bellaire, Texas; nine grandchildren, Ava, Olivia, Eliza and Carson Derr; Jaclyn (Jason) Womble, Jenna (Gary) Schneider, Kevin Micheli, Alexis (Michael) Hebel and Kate Binau; three great-grandchildren, Caroline Womble, Knox and Nash Hebel; a brother, Gaylord (LaVera) Derr of Carey; and two sisters-in-law, Louise Derr and Mary Lou Derr both of Carey.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph, Joe, Vincent and Donald Derr; two sisters, Martha Smiley-Sanders and Lucille Cooley; and a son-in-law, Charles Baldwin.
A 1946 graduate of Carey High School and U.S. Army veteran, Floyd was a life-long Wyandot County grain and livestock farmer. He and Joyce enjoyed traveling to Europe, especially to the Vatican. He loved spending time with his family and friends
Floyd was very proud to serve the people of Wyandot County as a county commissioner for one term. He also served on the Wyandot County Soil and Conservation Board and Wyandot County Red Cross Board for 10 years, three as president. He was a 4-H advisor of the Salem and Carey Boys Clubs and served on the Wyandot County Fair Board for 20 years.
A man of faith, Floyd was a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem Township, where he served as Deacon for 35 years. He became a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey and was a Eucharistic Minister to the Wyandot County Nursing Home for 25 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2050 in Upper Sandusky where he served as Grand Knight for several years, K of C 4th Degree member of the Tiffin Schrimm, where he served as chaplain. He was also the K of C 4th Degree district deputy for six years.
Friends will be received Friday, Jan. 4, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A rosary and prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, with the Rev. J.R. Hadnagy, OFM Conv., and the Rev. Deacon Michael Leahy officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey, with military graveside rites conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or OLC Church and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316-1169.
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