Derek Robert Caskey
Derek Robert Caskey
  • January 4, 1997 - January 17, 2017
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Derek Robert Caskey, 20, of Marengo, passed away January 17, 2017 in Madison, WI. Born January 4, 1997 in Barrington, he was the son of Patrick K. and Rae (Henderson) Caskey.
A 2015 graduate of Marengo Community High School, Derek was a student at Central College in Pella, IA.
While a student in high school, Derek was an avid football player who held a 3.5 GPA. He was also part of the Illinois High School Association All State Academic Football Team, All Conference Wrestler, and Unanimous All Conference for Football. At Central College, was a member of the football team, playing on the offensive line.
A true Star Wars fan and sketch artist, Derek enjoyed football, fishing, hunting, golf, his dad's home cooked meals and his grandma's mac and cheese. He loved spending time with his cat, Bertha; his puppy, Rhino and his dog, Butkus.
He is lovingly survived by his parents, Patrick and Rae Caskey and his brother, Zachariah (Jennifer) Caskey. He was a loving nephew and cousin to many.
Derek was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Joyce Caskey of Carpentersville and Roger and Julia Henderson of South Elgin; and his uncle, Tim Caskey of Carpentersville.
A Celebration of Derek's Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road, Marengo. Memorials may be given to the family. Floral arrangements will be made by family friend at Debi's Designs, 847-476-4284. Online condolences may be submitted at