Derek Avery Wolgast, Sr., 37, of Kalamazoo, passed away suddenly Saturday July 4, 2020.
He was born November 25, 1982 in Owosso, Michigan, the son of Leonard Lee Wolgast and Cathy Jo (Harris) Rhoderick.
Derek was a hard worker and was known to help anyone he was able to. He enjoyed studying German history, Odin Norse Mythology and The Vikings. Derek took pride in writing poems and songs in his free time along with playing the guitar.
He is survived by his mother, Cathy (Alan) Rhoderick, father, Leonard Wolgast, his brother, Matthew (Becky) Wolgast; two sons, Derek Avery Wolgast Jr., and Dominic Ryan Wolgast; two step brothers, Alan (Ashley) Rhoderick Jr., and Kris (Kellie) Rhoderick and his special friends, Jamie (Raegan) Rhoderick and Paul Motter.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 9, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, where a funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Please remember to practice social distancing at the funeral home.
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