Ezra Nathanial Derhake, 3, spent his life smiling and bringing joy to everyone he met. He was born on January 20, 2017 in Hannibal, Mo and passed away September 25, 2020 in Quincy, Il. Ezra loved his parents, Theodore and Audreana Derhake as well as his siblings, Oliver, Claira, and Emmett. Together, their family loved exploring their piece of paradise on their family farm in Fowler, Il.
Ezra found joy in everything. He loved to dance and play in the dirt. He was especially fond of his dogs and the many animals around the farm. Wrestling with his siblings was always the highlight of his day. Ezra adored his Momma and there was nothing better than his Momma's "cookin."
Ezra was an early riser and could often be found wearing his fuzzy pajamas, muddy boots, or his personal favorite, nothing at all. His face was always covered in dirt, to which he was lovingly nicknamed Pigpen.
Ezra was deeply adored by his grandparents, Jerry & Twila Derhake and Shelly & Rick Evans. Countless Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins will forever treasure the love and light that Ezra brought into their lives; John & Diana Mast (Gwen, Penny, and Leo) Benjamin & Jessica Derhake (Evie Joy and Felix) Tyler & Bryn Peters (Cayson, Breckyn, Vaylea, Cyra, Lynus, Breya and Thayne) Jacob & Amy Peters (Maggie, Cooper, Elodie, and Jersey) Alex & Ashley Tutt (Estelle) Richie Evans and Riley Evans.
Ezra is rejoicing in heaven with his brother or sister and his Great Grandparents from the Derhake, Evans, Goodwin, Peters, and Sagrillo families.
Services: A mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 1 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Tom Meyer officiating. Please plan to bring a face mask if you plan to attend the service.
Livestream/Remote Attendance: To attend Ezra's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Thursday at 11:00 am Central Time using the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/62703806
Burial: A private family burial will follow the services.
Visitation: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the visitation.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ezra Derhake Memorial fund to continue to honor his life
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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Ezra's light continues to shine bright in the love that you all share for him and each other. Wishing you much peace as you continue to grieve and miss Ezra's physical presence in your home and family.
Shelly and your whole family,I am so sorry for the loss of your grandson,Ezra.Hold onto your faith and the memories of little Ezra.Sincerely sorry,Kay(Obert) and Ray Peter
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time.
Matt, Angie, Alex, Sam, and Bella Valentini
May God give you the strength to get through this our prays with you always.
You are in our prayers. Our hearts ache for your loss. He is definitely in our Lords arms be cradled and cared for in Heaven. May God give you strength in these days ahead. John and Martha Pappenfoht
Our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your son. May your memories bring you peace and may God grant you the strength in the days ahead. Teresa and Gerry Pickle
My sympathy for your loss. I will remember the good times that I saw him with his siblings playing.
Dear Audreana, Ted and Family,
Mere words can not ease your pain so we want you to know we are thinking of you and hoping that, in time, you will find peace and joy remembering all the wonderful moments you were able to share with Ezra. Dick & Pat Wentura
So very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all of your wonderful memories of Ezra. Sending many thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain. Please know that we are praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. Love, Aunt Barb and Uncle David
Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy, IL 62301
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