Derek Lee Blom
February 2, 1971 - August 21, 2019
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Derek Blom
1101 S. Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 378-8527 | Map
Thursday 8/29, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Derek Blom, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at the age of 48. Derek married RaeAnn Klatt on October 7, 1995 in their hometown of Green Bay. They were blessed with two children, Emma and Devin. They tragically lost their beautiful daughter Emma to a long…

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Jeriann Dosemagen left a message on September 8, 2019:
Kristen, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love.
Pam Schecklman left a message on September 2, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Devin and the Klunders. Mr. Blom was a favorite teacher of Hannah's at Magellan, and he loved greeting her with a loud, "Schecklman" when he saw her in the halls at North HS. Matthew enjoyed being in his class this past year. And to Mrs Klunder, one of Hannah's other favorite teachers, we are so sorry for your loss. He really was a great man.
Kathy Nodolf left a message on August 30, 2019:
Kristen, I can’t find the right words to express my sorrow! I am sending you caring and loving blessings as I keep your whole family close to my heart❤️
Nancy Wobig left a message on August 29, 2019:
I had the honor of teaching Derek at Kennedy School. I'm sure he was a wonderful teacher. Sending sympathy for the loss of a special person.
Sofie Druckrey left a message on August 29, 2019:
Mr. Blom was one of the most influential people in my education. He was someone I could confide in for both academic and life questions all of my middle and high school years. I’m so eternally grateful that he influenced me all while leaving his mark on the world. Sending hugs to all who loved and were loved by him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Connie Masak left a message on August 28, 2019:
Kristen I am so sorry for your loss...my deepest and most heartfelt condolences
Jeremy left a message on August 28, 2019:
I am very sorry Kristin stay strong
Lauren Thompson left a message on August 27, 2019:
Derek was my teacher when I was at Magellan middle school and was one of my first inspirations to become a teacher. He made a point to know each of his students deeply, and his good humor, honesty, and genuine interest in each of our successes was such an important part of my middle school experience. Love and light to all who loved him.
Kris Ashworth left a message on August 27, 2019:
I am so very sorry...
John Peters left a message on August 27, 2019:
I graduated with Derek and was a teammate in several sports with him from the Lombatdi JR High days through Southwest. He was a great teammate and just an all around good person. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Dylan Schuh left a message on August 27, 2019:
Man just don’t know what to say, coach blom always made you see the bright side in sports, education and life, there’s one man who always helped you find positivity , you will be missed
Todd Jacobson left a message on August 27, 2019:
I started my teaching career as a long-term sub at Wilson Middle School. Derek was such a good guy and friend. He helped make my career change much easier. I also spent 8 years teaching summer school with him. He truly was a good man who just cared about people. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
John and Andrea Sinkler left a message on August 27, 2019:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Vern Wilmot left a message on August 27, 2019:
Kristen, I am so sorry for your loss.
Denise Lawrence-Steiner left a message on August 27, 2019:
Derek was a remarkable human being. I enjoyed working with him.
Patti Murphy left a message on August 27, 2019:
Derek was a fantastic person. We worked together at Wilson/Magellan and he was an inspirational teacher for our son Blair. RIP friend. Strength to the Blom family.
Mark and Terri Eyestone left a message on August 27, 2019:
We are so very sorry for your loss!
Maya Ruffolo left a message on August 27, 2019:
Derek was my teacher just this past school year at Appleton North High School. He was a great teacher, but more importantly, a great person overall. He always found a way to make his students laugh, make class fun, and was a very sweet, welcoming person overall. He was my favorite science teacher as I always looked forward to class with him. I know I am not the only one of my freshman team who miss him greatly. His family and friends will be in my prayers.
Jay and Nichole Hopfensperger left a message on August 26, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss. "Mr. Blom" was a great teacher to my son, Jeremy, when he was at Magellan Middle School. Our prayers are with all of you.
Holly (Trimberger) Lewis left a message on August 26, 2019:
I went to high school with Derek and he was always the nicest guy. Kind to everyone he met and always had his wonderful smile ready to share. Peace be with the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
N left a message on August 26, 2019:
Dana, we are so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your brother. May you and your family find Peace among the turbulence. Thoughts and Prayers, Chad & Nekole Nuthals
Cindy left a message on August 26, 2019:
There are no words.
May his love continue to shine on this earth as well as eternity. There lies his legacy, forever and ever.Blessed beyond measure.
Pat Olearnick left a message on August 26, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. An incredible individual, who will be greatly missed!
Linda Bjella left a message on August 26, 2019:
I taught with Derek at Wilson for several years and will always remember him as a wonderfully caring man. My deepest sympathy to his family for this life cut far too short.
Kalen Crane (Lyndahl) left a message on August 26, 2019:
I attended junior high and high school with Derek. He was always a kind-hearted person. My sympathies to his family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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