Derek Arthur Sheldon, 17 of Bloomdale passed away on October 1, 2015, near Bloomdale.

He was born in Findlay on October 3, 1997, to William and Kimberly (Workman) Sheldon and they survive.

Derek is also survived by his maternal great-grandparents: George and Ethel Lentz of Arlington; three maternal grandparents: Phyllis Workman of Deshler and Richard and Nanette Wright of Bloomdale; sisters: Marissa Ann Sheldon of Bloomdale and Andrea (Chris) Payne of Fostoria; nieces: Brinley and Masyn Payne; Chrissy Henderson; and many aunts, uncles, as well as many friends.

Derek is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Arthur and Nancy Sheldon; and maternal grandfather: Victor Workman.

Derek was a senior at Elmwood High School where he played basketball and baseball.  He was a member of the honor society, loved working with younger children during summer baseball, and enjoyed sports of any kind.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 West Sandusky Street, Findlay.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Elmwood Community Center, with Pastor Jeff Ridenour officiating.  Burial will follow at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.  A dinner will follow burial at the Bloomdale Community Center.  A candlelight service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Elmwood High School.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elmwood Local Schools in Derek’s name.  

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.

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