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January 18, 2004 – Friday, October 25, 2013

Service Information
Word of Peace-Rogers
Wednesday, October 30, 3013
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
AT THE FUNERAL HOME IN ST. MICHAEL, MN
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Derek Allen Rowe, age 9, of Albertville passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013 at U of M Children’s Amplatz in Minneapolis.

He was born on January 18, 2004 in Robbinsdale the son of Robert & Tracy (Larson) Rowe.

Derek was currently a fourth grader at Fieldstone Elementary School.

He enjoyed nature, climbing trees, golfing, fishing, hugging, playing with his friends especially Cam and Andrew. He also enjoyed playing swords and sticks, legos, collecting things, candy, his Ipod, the Northshore and making people laugh.

Survived by his loving parents: Rob & Tracy Rowe of Albertville; twin siblings: Megan & Mitchell Rowe at home; his grandparents: Don & Dianne Rowe, Roger & Carol Larson and Pam & Mike Kroschel; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Derek Rowe will be held on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Pastor Rick Skare will officiate.

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30th one hour prior at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Lance Mens, Mike Rowe, Tom Gleason, Josh Rowe, Blake Gleason, Roger Larson and Don Rowe.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.

59 Guestbook Entries

  1. Donnetta Wallace

    Robb, Tracy & family – we are so sorry for your loss & are praying for all of you during this time.
    Jason Luedtke & Donnetta Wallace

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  2. Joy Rosenberg

    Tracy, my heart goes out to you and your family at this awful time. May God’s love surround you and lift you up and help ease the pain of your loss.

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  3. Cyndi & Phil Spina

    Our deepest condolences, sympathies & prayers. Our hearts are with you and your families.

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  4. Eli Melendez

    Anne and I are saddened by your loss and hope that you will find comfort with each other in this very trying time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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  5. Dixie Hildesheim

    Rob and Tracy; we are so sorry for your loss. Derek was a good friend of our son Tyler at school. We are praying for God’s comfort and peace to cover you and your family.
    Love, The Hildesheim Family

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  6. Megan Huggins

    Dear Megan and family,
    I was deeply saddened to learn of your brother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Mrs. Huggins

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  7. Sharon Curtis

    Rob,
    I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that you and your family will find peace in the days ahead. I am keeping you in my prayers.

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  8. Cindy Willis

    My thoughts are with you …

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  9. Shelley Violette

    Rob,
    I am deeply saddend to learn of the loss of your son. Please know your entire family is in my heart and in my prayers. I hope the fond memories of your precious Derek will comfort you during this sad time.

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  10. Chris Richardson

    Our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. If there is anything that you need, just let me know.
    Greatly sorry for your loss.

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  11. Carrie Law

    No words can help your grief, but do know that I am praying for you. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

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  12. Adam Easterday

    Rob, Tracy & Family:
    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Derek personally but the pain of losing a child and beloved brother is unspeakably hard. The thoughts and prayers of my family are with yours as you grieve. Be well for yourselves and for Derek.

    The Easterday Family

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  13. Brandon Vincent

    Rob,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Take care.

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  14. Deb Torgrimson

    To the Rowe Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss from Tom the other day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you… May love bring you comfort and time bring you peace.
    Tim and Deb Torgrimson (Tom and Stephanie’s neighbors)

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  15. Char Chmielewski

    Rob and Family,
    I am so truly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Char Chmielewski

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  16. Rebecca Schnitzler

    Tracy & Robert,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Regards,
    Rebecca Schnitzler

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  17. Ericka Bachmeier

    I am so very sorry to hear about the sudden death of your son. My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you find strength during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family!

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  18. Trinia Griffith

    Rob and Tracy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you both and your family.
    May the sun shine on you all and the happiness Derek brought to everyone be remembered by all.
    Peace my friends,
    Trinia

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  19. Katy Bonnstetter

    Rob,
    My thoughts are with you and your family. I cannot fathom your loss. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Connie Becker

    Rob and Tracy, your family has been on my mind all weekend. My heart hurts for you. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you and the kids.

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  21. Debbie Baldwin, UnitedHealthcare M&R Legal

    Rob, my deepest sympathy to you and Tracy, Megan and Mitchell on the tragic loss of Derek. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the rest of your family at this very sad time. Debbie Baldwin

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  22. Amy Cormier

    Dear Rob, Tracy and family;
    We are so sorry for the loss of Derek. May God wrap his arms around all of you during this difficult time.

    Love, The Cormier Family, Jerry, Amy and Trevor

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  23. Brenda Heinecke Lockwood

    Rob and Tracy,
    My heart aches hearing about the loss of your precious son. Prayers to you and the rest of your family. May joyful memories keep you until you meet again. Peace, Brenda Heinecke Lockwood, TG ’89

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  24. Sara Hazen

    My heart broke when I heard the news about Derek. It seems like such a short time ago that I had him as a kindergartener. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

    Ms. Sara Hazen

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  25. Libby Soderberg

    Rob, Tracy and Family; I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I’m sure Derek was a very special boy. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Libby Soderberg

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  26. Sandy Schutz

    Rowe Family; I am sorry to hear of the loss of your son. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  27. Deb Hall

    I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

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  28. Joy Driscoll

    Robb, Tracy, Mitchell and Megan;
    Our family is so saddened for the loss of Derek. I only met Derek a few times when he was with Cameron, but he left such an impression and I always thought what a sweet boy he is. I had no idea it was your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  29. Carrie Craven

    Rob, I just heard the heartbreaking news of your son’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  30. Jen Fischer

    I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was such a happy student who was a friend to everyone. I just loved his smile and how excited he was whenever he saw me in the hallway this year. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time.
    Mrs. Fischer

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  31. Gina Cesaretti

    Rob and Family-
    My thoughts are with you all as you face this unthinkable loss. May you take comfort in each other and your love for Derek.

    Gina Cesaretti

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  32. Kim Hoop

    Dear Rob and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  33. Sara Tyler

    Rob and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for your entire family and your circle of friends. Please know that you have our support and sympathy.

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  34. Heidi Beers

    Dear Rob and Family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. I hope that with time, your wonderful memories of Derek will bring you comfort and peace. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time…

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  35. Jacqueline Lobato

    Although we have never met, I work with Rob at Optum. I wanted to share my deepest condolences to Rob and his family. I was so touched by the obituary and can’t imagine what you are going through. There are no words to say how sorry I am for your family. Stay strong for each other and keep the faith…

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  36. Sharon Hadland

    Rob and family,
    There are no words to express our sorrow. Please know the extended Optum family is thinking of you, including our NBS proposal team.

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  37. Elizabeth Shortreed

    Rob,
    I am so deeply saddened by the news of Derek’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

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  38. Brandon Vincent

    Rob,
    I’m really sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything I can do for you or your family, please let me know.

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  39. Elizabeth Heinzen

    Rob and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of your loss.
    Praying for you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Elizabeth Heinzen

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  40. Susan Iverson

    Sending my deepest sympathys to you and your family! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sue Miller-Iverson

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  41. Barbara Anderson

    Rob and family,
    During this time of tragic loss and grief, may you be comforted by the wonderful memories of his spirit and the love you shared. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Barbara Anderson, Jason, Tyler and Amelia

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  42. Steve and Yvette Connelly

    Our friends, Lance and Tara Mens informed us of the loss of Derek, and we can’t say how sorry we are for the entire family. Having two young sons, we can only imagine how difficult this must be for the entire family.

    Please know that your family is deeply within our hearts and thoughts everyday. We hope the best for everyone during this difficult time.

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  43. Hal & Shaleigh

    Rob & Tracy, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    HAL & SHALEIGH

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  44. Gayle Smallwood

    To the family; God is holding you in the palm of his hands as he holds your son in his arms. Hold strong in your faith. You and your family are in my prayers. I share your pain from experience but I also give you hope. When your son passed, he carried all the love that you gave him with him. With that in Heaven, he had it all.
    Gayle Smallwood

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  45. Janene Keller

    Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I want to send you my deepest sympathy.

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  46. Lisa Bluemke

    Tracy, Rob, Mitchell and Megan,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Derek a sweet boy that when we saw him in the neighboorhood, always had a smile on his face.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this time.

    Lisa, Bob, Robby and Ella Bluemke

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  47. Sue Wooldridge

    Rob and Tracy and Family – our hearts are aching for all of you. Derek was your Angel on earth and now all of your Angel in Heaven. May your memories heal your broken hearts over time.
    Sue and Steve

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  48. Jon Rathbun

    Rob, my heart breaks thinking of what you and your family are going through…you might recall that our Ellie is the same age as Derek…sending my deepest condolences and hopes that you find solace and healing in the love of your family as you cope with Derek’s passing…

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  49. Laura and Shawn Bitzan

    Dear Tracy and Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Cherish the memories. God Bless You and your Son.

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  50. Gregory Lind

    Rob,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you & your family during this sad time. No parent should have to go through this, and my heart aches with you.

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  51. Bobbi Rehder

    Tracy and family,
    My daughter, Tiffani Steinke, told me of the passing of your son. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Bobbi Rehder

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  52. Kathy Jo Barthel

    No words can express my sympathy for all of you. I lift all of you up in my prayers and pray the Holy Spirit will give you comfort and peace.

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  53. Sharon Larson Craker

    Our family and friends are praying that the Lord heals your broken hearts. Many loving thoughts are sent your way. God’s blessings to you, dear ones.

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  54. Will Wittkopf

    So sorry for you and your family. My sincere sympathies. Please know that here is a tremendous amount of support and sympathy coming from your friends at Optum. There are lots of people who care about you. Our thoughts are with you.

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  55. Adrienne Peppin

    Tracy and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your son’s death.
    Our family has prayers and thoughts for you all at this difficult time.
    Adrienne and family

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  56. Roger & Carol Larson

    Tracy, Rob, Megan, Mitchell, We will miss Derek so very much, He gave us so much joy and love and wonderful memories

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  57. Tim Koehler

    Rob and family,

    I am absolutely heart broken for all of you. You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Derek. Although I never met Derek, if he was anything like Rob I know he was an amazing young man. You all will be in our prayers as you grieve.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14.

    Tim Koehler

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  58. Cristina Feigum

    Rob and Tracy,
    My son Lucas said that Derek was an awesome friend and they loved making each other laugh. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

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  59. Kelly Kirsch

    My heart is breaking for you. Derek is a darling boy, so much life ahead of him and so much to live for. This is an unimaginable loss for you all, and the pain is hard to endure. We lost our 8 year old son suddenly in January, he died at Children’s in Minneapolis. I am so sorry another family has to endure this pain. We will pray for you all. God Bless.

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