Dereck M. Potkovic, 25, of Mukwonago, died on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic-Madison. He was born on December 2,1989, in Orlando, Florida.
Dereck graduated from Mukwonago High School and was a member of Fox River Christian Church. He will be remembered for his love of cooking, St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR. Dereck loved meeting new people and talking to them.
He will be sadly missed by his father, Terry Potkovic of Sanford, Fla., and his mother, Lynette (Joe) Hartl of Mukwonago; his brothers, Victor Licata and Isaac Schumacher, both of Mukwonago; and step-father James Schumacher, also of Mukwonago. He is further survived by his step-brother, Ricky Schumacher; stepsisters, Annika Potkovic, Nicole Schumacher, Tamara DeLong and Jaimi Upthegrove; and grandparents, Linda and Julius Potkovic, Christine Keith, Jane Schumacher, Gloria and James Werwinski and Mark Hartl. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family also survive.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Theodore R. Hartl and Gerald Schumacher.
Visitation and services will be held on Sunday, September 6, at Fox River Christian Church, S46W2413 Lawnsdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53189, from 4:00 to 7:30 PM with the funeral service at 8:00 PM. Additional services will be held at Argo Ruestman Harris Funeral Home in Eureka, Ill., on Tuesday, September 8.
Memorials are appreciated to the family to help offset funeral expenses.
Randle- Dable Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.