Ryan Derber

Ryan Paul Derber

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Ryan P. Derber, 39, passed away in San Fransisco, CA on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Ryan was born in Oshkosh, WI on June 10, 1979. He graduated from Omro High School, class of 1997 with High Honors and served as Class President. He followed high school with a BA in Speech Communications and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Human Resource Management from UW-Oshkosh. He went on to achieve an MBA in Human Resource Management in 2009.

After school, Ryan took an interest in helping others with fitness, having earned a certificate through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. He was also a Fitness Instructor at Elipse Fitness. He was a Human Resource Manager at the American Red Cross in Oshkosh and was a Senior Human Resource Manager at Poly One Designed Structures and Solutions. He was the Director of College Relations on the Wisconsin State Council SHRM. Ryan volunteered through to his death as the Director of Communications and Social Media at Wisconsin State Council SHRM and was the Business Owner of Great Oak Solutions, LLC.

Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Orva Derber, Duane and Ardis Schoening; uncles, Fred Marshall of St Louis, MO, Dave Schoening of Terre Haute, IN, and Don Gebhart of Winneconne, WI; and cousins Joshua King of NC, and Brigg Marshall of St Louis, MO.
Ryan leaves behind mother, Becky J Flanagan (Ben) of Waukau; father, Gary L Derber (Stormie) of Omro; sister, Raechel L Derber of Omro; nephew, Jackson Todd of Omro; aunts, Bonnie Marshall of St Louis, Barbara Gebhart of WI, Debbie Schoening of Terre Haute, IN, Beth King of Oshkosh, Beverly Corpus (Jim) of Fox Crossing, Beth Treptow (Lance) of Omro; uncles, Dan Schoening (Lisa) of Terre Haute, IN, Paul Derber of Omro, Dennis Schoening (Vicki Tritt) of Oshkosh; many cousins; extended family, Kal Coats of Wabeno, Powers Coats of Oshkosh, Quentin Towne, Crystal Teague and Crag Towne; and special friends Ivette Chavez, Jennifer Janness, Sara Luchsinger and Jamie Larson. He is especially loved and missed by his beloved and spoiled Black Lab, Ellie May.

He is greatly loved and his kindness and sincerity will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 at Kwiatkowski Funeral Home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with his service to follow.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 10th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, December 10th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Kwiatkowski Funeral Home
    425 Jefferson Avenue
    Omro, WI 54963
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  • Service

    Monday, December 10th, 2018 | 4:00pm
    Monday, December 10th, 2018 4:00pm
    Kwiatkowski Funeral Home
    425 Jefferson Avenue
    Omro, WI 54963
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sarah DeArmond

Posted at 01:35pm
The UW Oshkosh HR Advisory Board, College of Business and UW Oshkosh SHRM send our condolences to Ryan's family. Our faculty remember Ryan as a wonderful student, a tremendous leader of UWO SHRM, and a friend to our HR Major and UWO SHRM chapter. He will be sorely missed.

Frances Price

Posted at 09:32am
Gary & Stormie
There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Take care of you

FVSHRM, GBSHRM, Oshkosh SHRM and Fond du Lac SHRM

Posted at 01:44pm
Our condolences to Ryan's family and friends. Ryan was an asset to WISHRM and all our local chapters. He will be greatly missed
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Aunt Bethannie

Posted at 04:02pm
My nephew Ryan was one of the most loving, kind, laid back & positive people I know. He will be missed by all who truly knew him.
My heart 💔 breaks for my sister Becky & neice Raechel, as well as Ryan's dad, Gary. Will keep you in prayer in the days/years ahead, as I KNOW life will not be the same again.
Love you so much


Sarah Cruise

Posted at 11:19am
To all the family and friends of Ryan, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Ryan at PolyOne and he was a talented HR professional and a dedicated, wonderful colleague. He had a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed talking with him and especially loved hearing about Ellie May. I told Ryan that our weekly catch-up conference calls were like having virtual coffee together, so he started titling the meetings in the online calendar. They started as “Coffee (or Tea) with Ryan,” then “Toast and Jam with Ryan”, then “Croissants and Chocolates with Ryan” and got funnier from there on out. The best one was “Skittles and Dr. Pepper with Ryan.” He always made me smile. I hope that the happy memories you all have of Ryan will lift you during this hard time.

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Running through the airport before going our separate way. I will miss you forever.
Just one of so many memories with you- my world is not as bright without you in it.
Thank you for your friendship over tre years.
Throwback to my bachelorette party in 2003. So many memories.
With Beckie and Monica at my bachelorette party.
My hero and best bud at my side at my wedding. I am so grateful that fate brought us together 16 years ago. You will live on in my heart.
He brought a smile to all around him.
The Red Cross/AmeriCorps crew.
Ryan picking up a random nametag at my church.
The Red Cross + AmeriCorps + Kelsey crew
Wedding 2003
One of our best lazy weekends
We had so much fun on our trips to San Francisco.
Ryan always picked the best hotels.
Our trips to San Francisco were so much fun.
Soup tasting at Park Ridge Organic farm
Back in highschool acting goofy! -Mandy
Rehearsal Dinner 2003
Friday before UWO graduation 2002
Taste of Madison 2010
Taste of Madison 2010
UWO 2000
Bachelorette Party 2003
Kristin O's Bday Party
Wedding 2003
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