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Derek E. Blaha
(08-20-1980 - 03-28-2012)

Derek E. Blaha, 31, of Elgin, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Elgin. He was born on August 20, 1980 in Park Ridge the son of Edward & Diane (Pekofske) Blaha.
He is survived by his loving wife Crista (Lundsberg) Blaha of Elgin and his parents also of Burlington.
Children – Michael Mapes, Gabriel Blaha and Autumn Blaha
Sister- Ashley Blaha
Brother – Jared Blaha
Grandmother – Betty Pekofske
Great Grandmother – Eva Booker
Father-in-law Larry Lundsberg, Mother-in-law Reta Lundsberg
Brother – in-law Thomas (Linda) Richlen
Sister-in-law Jodi DuBois
Sister-in-law Larene Theriault

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Eugene Pekofske and a cousin Billy Joe Pekofske

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-8 pm in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Monday morning in the church from 9:15 AM until the time of mass. For information 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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