In Loving Memory

Derek E. Keister

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May 10th, 1968 - April 9th, 2018


Friday, April 13th, 2018   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Charter Funerals Emporia Chapel,
501 W. 6th Ave.,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Derek E. Keister of Emporia, entered into rest Sunday April 08, 2018 at his home. He was 49.

Derek was born Friday, May 10, 1968 in Goodland, Kansas to Dale and Sandy (Wilkenson) Keister. He loved fishing and biking. Derek enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Stars. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and listening to music.

Derek is proceeded in death by his father, Dale Keister. He is survived by his daughter, Midnite Keister of Emporia; sons, Rage Keister of Emporia and Daley Keister of Strong City; mother, Sandy Keister of Goodland; and sister, Stefanie Keister of Littleton, CO.

A celebration of life will be held in Derek's honor Friday, April 13, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Charter Funerals. His family requests casual attire and encourages friends to wear jeans with a favorite concert or band T-shirt. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral arrangements.


  • Sat, Apr 14th, 2018 at 1:46 AM

    I am praying for comfort and peace for you. Thinking of you.Please accept my sadness

    Annette Knitig, goodland kansas

  • Fri, Apr 13th, 2018 at 9:54 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. No parent should ever have to bury a child.
    Hugs and Prayers Jeanette

    Jeanette Musalek Bogart, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Wed, Apr 11th, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Derek was our neighbor for quite some time. He always landed at hand to help us with projects as we
    did with him. He had a very big heart and was a good friend and neighbor and will be sorely missed!
    Rest in peace my friend! And don't forget to wheeeee everyone in heaven!

    Mary price Disney, Emporia,ks

  • Wed, Apr 11th, 2018 at 1:41 AM

    RIP Derrek He was very big Hearted Person a Very Awsome Friend To My Son Rolen Bernal
    Another Angel in Heaven He is Rejoicing in Heaven 🙏🏽

    Belinda Guzman, Emporia,Kansas

  • Wed, Apr 11th, 2018 at 12:30 AM

    i will miss seeing derek at work he was always happy and a great friend . miss you RIP

    robin, emporia

  • Tue, Apr 10th, 2018 at 11:39 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Rest easy, Derek. WEEEEEEEE!!

    Pamela, Emporia, Ks

  • Tue, Apr 10th, 2018 at 8:54 PM

    Rest Easy, my man.WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

    W.C., Emporia, KS

  • Tue, Apr 10th, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Sandy & family,
    So very sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers throughout this most difficult time!

    No parent should ever have to bury a child!

    May you treasure the fond memories, as they are yours forever

    Please find comfort in knowing he is with his father & our Dear Lord for Eternity!

    God bless you! With love, friendship & deepest sympathy, Jim & Avis Alcorn

    Avis Alcorn, Goodland, Kansas

  • Tue, Apr 10th, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    I pray that your family somehow finds comfort. RIP See you soon

    Brian Murphey, Irving, TX

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