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Derek P. Crook

March 29, 1972 - December 06, 2018


Boulger Funeral Home

Derek P. Crook

March 29, 1972 - December 06, 2018


Derek Patrick Crook, age 46, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Dec. 6, 2018 at home.

Derek was born on March 29, 1972 in Winchester, Ky., at Clark Co. Hospital to Joseph R. Crook and Bridgett A. Parsons.

Derek graduated East Providence High School, East Providence, Rhode Island and attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina majoring in Fine Arts and Art History.

Derek was employed by Michael Orchard Studios, and Classic Glass, building and designing stain glassed windows. He also worked with Richard Szeits on a 1998 sculpture commemorating the Red River Flood in Grand Forks. Derek also worked as a freelance artist creating many works in the Fargo Area.

Derek was an avid Naturalist and appreciated the many splendors of nature and all of her creatures. Derek was well known for his proficiency and love for intellectual challenges and love of participating in games such as Jeopardy, Trivia, and other knowledge based games.

Derek is survived by his parents, Joseph R. Crook and Bridgett A. Parsons; sisters Bridgett (Bridie) Crook Robertson and Constance Raleigh; his step mother Rachel A. Crook; his brother-in-law Joseph Robertson; his nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We will forever treasure and remember Derek’s quick wit, great sense of humor, infectious laugh, and his kind and generous heart.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Dawn Morgan, Clint Lende, Michael Orchard, and Randy Rick.

Calling hours and a Memorial will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, at 4:00 p.m. at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway. This service is open to the public.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested contributions be sent to the SPCA in Derek’s name.


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10 responses to “Derek Crook”

  1. valere larsen says:

    Derek was a special person. So talented and kind. He will be missed by all that knew him. Derek, I will see you in Paradise someday. Love, Valerie

  2. Dawn says:

    Derek …unique… So glad I met this man. 2 dawns is how he addressed me. To the family and his love Im so sorrry for your loss.

  3. Janet Grove says:

    So sorry for your loss. Derek was a talented man. His sense of humor was always a joy. May God lift you up during this difficult time. 🙏🏼

  4. Tiffany LaCroix says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Dereks passing. He had been a great neighbor got the last 8 years and I will miss seeing him around.

  5. Debbie Ensrud says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was such a great friend to my brother Cory and to our family. His kindness, quick wit, and sense of humor will be so missed. Peace and love to you all!

  6. John Forbes says:

    I will miss you my brother always willing to help even when things werent good you always helped me through with kindness. Love ya bro.

  7. Justin & Savannah Malme says:

    We’re sorry to hear that Derek passed away. He was a great neighbor, and I’ll miss seeing and chatting with him frequently.

  8. Shawn says:

    I’m saddened to learn of Derek’s passing. He has been our neighbor, and, I dare say, friend, for the last eight years. I always appreciated his concern for myself, my family and pets, as well as the way he offered his help to any situation that he thought we could benefit from. His passion for the animals, upkeep, and overall well-being of our neighborhood, always reminded me of how fortunate I was to have befriended a person like Derek. Rest in peace man. I will never forget you.

  9. Dennis Flack says:

    Joe and Bridgett
    I recently received word of Derek’s passing. Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear this news. Even though we have not kept in touch over the years, the 4 of us spent a lot of time together during our college years at Morehead and Dianne and I were at the hospital with you shortly after Derek was born. From the bottom of my heart, you have my most sincere condolences and should you ever want to reach out, you can reach me at dflack@hotmail.com.

  10. Gunner says:

    Our eternal search for happiness keeps us going.. love you bro.. I am sorry I couldn’t be there. I will always remember the good times we had

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