Derek Francis Scheuermann

October 14, 1992October 4, 2020
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Derek Francis Scheuermann passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020, just ten days shy of his 28th birthday, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Derek was born on October 14, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Carrollton, Texas and graduated from Hebron High School in 2011. Derek was an Eagle Scout with BS Troop 574 and earned his second-degree black belt in MMA at Carrollton Martial Arts. Derek moved to La Jolla, California in 2012. He was a barista at Starbucks and was one semester away from graduating college at ASU.

Surviving are his parents, Richard and Nancy Scheuermann, of La Jolla, CA, his brother Alex and sister-in-law Elizabeth of Dallas, TX and his kitties, Milo and Theo. Aunts, Uncles and many cousins will also miss him dearly.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

A celebration of life will be held for Derek on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. by invitation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider dedicating a donation in memory of Derek to the Neurofibromatosis Network at


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Derek Francis Scheuermann

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Garrett & Rachel Durland

October 16, 2020

Dear Rich & Nancy:

To my old friend Rich...while we haven't seen much of each other over the years, some friendships transcend distance and time. Whenever we do get together, we revert to those kids we were back in high school. We had the good pleasure of meeting your Derek only a few times...and what was evident is that he was an amazing, kind and loving young man. May time help to ease the pain of your loss, and may all the wonderful memories of him fill your hearts with joy. So very sorry for your loss. Love, G&R

Victoria Herrmann

October 16, 2020

I met Derek on the Quidditch team at LSU our freshman year of college. I took to him because he was funny and kind, and we got along quite well. I had a horrible spring semester that year for various personal reasons, and Derek was an excellent friend to me through that whole ordeal. One time I watched two episodes of Death Note at his recommendation, and he agreed to watch an episode of Doctor Who - we enjoyed talking about what we did and didn't like. I remember sitting on the sidelines at Quidditch practice, chatting with him about random things and making dumb jokes. I remember staying up super late with him and some friends, playing Apples to Apples in my dorm library, laughing at the dirtiest jokes. I remember Quidditch Team dinners with him at the 459, all of us freshies fighting over which upperclassman we got to swipe in for dinner, no one wanting to leave the fun after. I remember when he told me he wasn't coming back to LSU; that wasn't a good day for either of us, I think. I talked him through it, and I like to think I helped him feel better about the whole thing. We texted and kept in touch a bit after he moved, though not as much as I would have liked - long-distance friendships can be difficult to maintain. But we did share a lot of jokes, rants, and cat pictures. We both share a love and adoration of our cats, and I still have all the sweet pictures he sent me of his fluffy ones. I still miss him. I keep expecting to get a text of a silly meme or a cat picture from him, which doesn't seem like much, but now it's gone and that hurts a lot more than one might expect. I am so sorry to all of the family and friends he left behind -- as much as my heart hurts, being a far-away, sometimes friend, I can only imagine the pain and hurt you're going through. Please know I'm sending lots of kind and healing thoughts your way and that I'm wishing all of you the best. My ultimate hope is that's off somewhere petting all the fluffy cats he could ever want.

Caryn and Rod Hite

October 15, 2020

Nancy, Richard and Alex,

Our families came together because of the birth of Derek...that blessed event created a bonding friendship of two families that to this day we all treasure. So many years of daily fun as the kids got together to play, learn to swim in your pool, go on so many outings, Xmases, Holidays, Vacations....the memories over nearly 3 decades are endless... Our hearts are broken for you and with you as we loved Derek so very much and feel so very blessed that we had him in our lives.

Caryn, Rod and Katy

Geoffrey Laun

October 15, 2020

Dear Richard, Nancy and Alex:

Lynn and I are heartbroken and devastated to hear that Derek has been taken from us.
To be around Derek was to experience laughter, joy and happiness because that is what he was. We cannot recall a time where Derek did not cause us to smile or laugh. There were only good times when Derek was present. His signature smile, energy, boundless enthusiasm and humor were a pleasure to experience and he was always upbeat and positive no matter what.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak at his Eagle Scout celebration. To receive a Mentor pin from him is an honor I still cherish to this day.
We hope you find solace in that Derek was loved as much as he loved and was an absolute blessing to us and to CMA.
It was a privilege to have all of you part of the CMA family and we deeply mourn this tremendous loss with you.

Erika Palmer

October 15, 2020

You will be forever missed! The memories we were able to make with you during our time in California will live in our hearts forever! Addi will always consider you her roller coaster buddy! You were taken too soon from us! Your sweet and gentle soul!
Rest in peace sweet cousin!

Amy and Glenn Sibley

October 15, 2020

We were so blessed to spend some time with Derek this summer in Maine. We had such a great time hanging out with him. We’ll always remember hanging out on the floating dock and watching Derek and Alex play around. We will remember him every time we sip from the gorgeous San Diego mugs he got us for our wedding. He was an incredibly special and well loved person!

Jonathan Raffaele

October 14, 2020

Derek was the reason I had Joined Scouts and was a role model for me when I moved to Texas and went to the same high school. When I went to go visit in California last year, he took me to a local bar and we had an amazing time playing pool. Some of the earliest memories I can remember are of Maine, when Alex, Derek, and I would spend every night making our own 'fireworks' and teaching me how to play Yu-Gi-Oh. I'm greatful that I got to spend what little time I did with Derek and will miss him deeply.

Katie O’Nell

October 14, 2020

Dear Richard and Nancy,

I’m so sorry for your loss, and I’m sending love your way. I still remember my first day at JCVI, seeing a picture of Derek smiling wide on Richard’s desk. I hope the time you had together continues to bring you joy long into the future.

With love,

karen nelson

October 13, 2020

Nancy and Richard,
we are so sorry for your loss. Thanks for the privilege of having met your beautiful son. Our thoughts are with you.

Karen and Tony

Michael DeVito

October 12, 2020

Last time I was in Maine visiting with Miranda, we decided to walk to Auntie Wendy's thinking we knew where we were going (we didn't). What should've been a 2 minute walk turned into 20 because of our fantastic sense of direction. Derek knew we were on our way and knew we should've been there already and decided to come out and rescue us. We'd still be walking if not for his help. Derek will be missed everyday.


Derek's Birthday, 10/14/92


Baptism with Mimi


The Scheuermann men


Derek and brother Alex


A hug on Mimi's couch


Happy camper in the car seat


First time at the beach, Florida


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