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Carl W. Derby

January 12, 1926 - November 16, 2020



Carl W. Derby, age 94 of Cadillac passed away Monday morning, November 16, 2020 at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac. His grin and sense of humor will be missed in their hallways.

His wife of 68 years, Virginia, preceded him in death in 2015.

Carl is survived by his sons: Mark (Barbara) Derby and Matthew (Linda) Derby; he was very proud of his grandsons: Scott (Angie), Paul, Peter (Mandy) and Sean (Alissa) Derby and his grand-daughter, Kristen Derby. He loved pictures and stories of his great grand-children: Caitlin, Matthew, Patrick and Sean’s little Mo.

No services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Cadillac or to the Adult Literacy Council of Friends of Library. An online guestbook is available at

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  • DANIEL BROOKS - Nov 18th, 2020 1:51 pm

    "Mark, best to you and all your families. Hope all of you are doing well."

  • Rae Berwald - Dec 1st, 2020 4:28 pm

    "Carl will most definitely be missed at Curry House. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a grin on his face. My sympathies to his family. "

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