December 18, 2008


Donald E. “Don” Derksen, 77, of O’Fallon, MO, died November 28, 2008.

He was born February 20, 1931, in Clark County, MO to William A. and Ruby Kerr Derksen.

Don was a graduate of Granger High School, class of 1949, and a member of the Baptist Church.

He married Betty Gilfillan December 24, 1950 in Memphis, MO.

Don retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1993 after 41˝ years.

He is survived by his wife, Betty and two sons, Kevin and his wife, Janet Derksen of Weldon Spring, MO and Kelly and his wife, Angie Derksen of O’Fallon, MO; one daughter, Lisa Walsh of St. Peters, MO; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, William and his wife, Rose of West Point, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Margaret Smith, Maxine McCoy, and Betty Crosby.

Funeral services were held December 2, 2008 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel. Interment was in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home. Share your condolences and memories at

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