DEREK WILLIAM WRASE
APRIL 1, 1961 - MAY 20, 2014
A Celebration of Life for Derek William Wrase, 53, of Joice, IA, formerly of Frost, was held May 30, 2014, at the Viking Community Center in Frost. A private burial was held at United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost.
Derek passed away May 20, 2014, as a result of an accident that occurred in Nebraska while he was driving for Pete Klein Trucking.
Derek was born April 1, 1961, in Adrian, MN, to Henry William "Bill" and Constance Elaine (Brekke) Wrase. The young family relocated to Frost shortly thereafter, where Derek attended school, becoming the last graduate ever to receive a diploma from Frost High School in 1979. Derek started driving a truck soon after and over the years he saw much of the United States from behind the window of his semi.
On July 21, 1988, Derek married Rennie Amundson in Moody County, S.D. The couple had two daughters, Alyson Dee and Ayrica Monene.
Derek enjoyed riding his Harley, tinkering with old vehicles, watching the History Channel, and most of all joking with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his ability to carry on a conversation with anyone. His easy-going nature made many friends over the years.
His memory will be cherished by his two daughters, Aly (Lee) Lincoln and Ayrica (Caleb Franke) Wrase, all of Frost; partner, Jennifer Nelson and her son, James, of Joice, IA; mother, Connie Wrase of Frost; his sister, Jacalyn (Bruce) Dreier, St. Anthony, MN,; his two brothers, Patrick (Connie) Wrase of Eagan, MN, and Thomas Wrase of Fairmont; grandmother, Clarice Brekke of Frost; uncle Gary (Connie) Brekke of Rochester; his former wife, Rennie Amundson and her children Keith and Amy, all of Frost; along with cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends. Derek was preceded in death by his father, Bill Wrase and his grandfather, Edmund Brekke.
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