Derek Joseph Wakefield, 38, of Omaha, Ne, formerly of Minden, passed away Feb. 1, 2022. Derek was born May 24, 1983 in Geneseo, Ill., to Roy and Mary Wakefield. He graduated from Minden High School in 2001 and from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in Kearney in advertising and journalism. After graduation he moved to Omaha.
He worked at TD Ameritrade as Assistant Manager of Tax Services. He worked for BCBS of Nebraska where he became a product manager. He then worked for Farm Credit Services of America where he served as a product analyst.
Derek loved playing games, traveling, running, biking and going to the lake. He ran triathlons, mud races, Zombie races, adventure races and Market to Market race from Omaha to Lincoln.
He was a regular at the State Games in Lincoln and Run Derek Run.
His memorial is going to Omaha Park and Rec. where he loved their hike and bike trails.
He loved spending time with family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Roy and Mary Wakefield of Minden; brother, Ryan Wakefield of Little Elm, Tx.; and sister, Amy Wakefield of Kearney and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and Aunt Cheryl Nelson. A Celebration of Life was held in Omaha and Minden.