Michael Jon Derr
November 24, 1942 – March 7, 2019
Michael Jon Derr, age 76, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on November 24, 1942 to the late Lester and Mildred Derr and in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michael attended Elk River High School in Minnesota, graduating in the class of 1960; then furthered his education at The Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis studying transportation management. On March 14, 1964, he married Judy Swenson in Elk River, Minnesota. Michael worked as a Supply Officer for the U.S. Veterans Hospital System for 33 years. He enjoyed his family, traveling and golf. Michael doted on his daughter, Pamela, being a proud parent when she graduated from ASU. He and Judy traveled around the world during their marriage. After retirement Mike worked part time at a golf course in the Phoenix area. Michael is survived by his loving spouse of 55 years, Judy; one daughter, Pamela; his sister, Patricia Scharber of College Station, Texas; and his brother, Douglas of St. Paul, Minnesota; as well as many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. A casual dress gathering of family and friends will be held in the Family Room at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ at 12861 North 8th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85029 on Thursday, March 14th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s honor may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research at brightfocus.org/ADR. Condolences can be given at www.shadowmountainmortuary.com.
- A Casual Dress Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, March 14, 2019