Derrick James Harper

March 20, 1989 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 31)


Derrick James Harper, 30, of Cheboygan, Michigan, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 in Dickerson, North Dakota. He was born on March 20, 1989, the son of Kelly Harper and Ken Russ.

Derrick was born and raised in Cheboygan, were he graduated from Cheboygan High School. Later, he attended Northern Michigan University and Oakland University, where he received his welding certification. Derrick was also a veteran, serving in the United States Army for many years.

Derrick loved hunting, fishing, and hockey, but he loved his daughter, Laykin more than anything.

Derrick is survived by his mother, Kelly Harper, his daughter, Laykin Morrow, his father, Ken Russ, his brother, Mark(Lauren) Joseph Sova II and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Derrick also leaves behind his dog, Kona and many, many friends.

There will be a memorial service held at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 AM with the family greeting friends one hour prior.

The family would like memorials in Derrick’s honor to be made out to the family, as they would like to create a college fund for Derrick’s daughter, Laykin.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Derrick James Harper, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
June 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Nordman-Christian Funeral Home
302 South Huron
Cheboygan, MI 49721

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