Kirk Derichsweiler, 49, passed away Dec. 12, 2011. Survived by his parents, Mary Helen and Eugene Derichsweiler; lifetime companion and mother of his son, Lauri Martin; son, Josh Martin; siblings, Gena Ryder, Dana (Xanthe) and Erik (Tammy); nieces and nephews, Nicholaus (Jennifer), Nichole, Seth, Megan, Sarah and Josh; and by his puppies, Kirby and Sadie. Kirk was born in Denison, Texas and was a 1980 graduate of Pueblo East High School. He worked as a quality inspector at JM Eagle for 28 years and was named national employee of the year in 2009. Kirk was an avid mountain bike cyclist, patinate outdoors man and mountain survivalist. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. In Kirk's remembrance, please donate life and sign up to be an organ donor and live strong. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS (Pueblo's no kill shelter) or the Kidney Foundation, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. To the Derichsweiler family I am so sorry for you loss. I remember Kirk from East High school. Kirk was a great guy who had a super personality. I had heard through Glen Schaffer that Kirk was sick. May God bless you all during this difficult time in your life. RIP Kirk

  2. I am very sad to hear of Kirks passing. I was friends with Josh and use to live on White Pl. I have many good memories of hanging out with Josh and Kirk. They were the first to introduce me to Metallica! My thoughts and prayers are with the Derichsweiler family.

  3. To the Derichsweiler family and Laurie M. –
    I have so many fond memories of Kirk, starting with growing up across the street on White Place, to becoming reaquainted with him in college when Laurie and I were in nursing school together. I always looked up to him as a friend and incredibly strong man with amazing character. His presence on this earth will be missed. God bless.

  4. I used to live across the street on White Place and some of my best memories were with Kirk and the Derichsweiler family. Our street was on a hill and the during the winter and we, Dana, Kirk, and Eric would go sleding down the street and jump from one sled to the other and try and knock each other off. i didn’t know it but it was one of the best times of my life.

    Kirk, we’ll miss you.

  5. To the Derichsweiler family.
    God bless your family at this time. I remember many great times with Kirk. He will be forever missed.

  6. To the Derichsweiler Family, God Bless you all at this time. Kirk was a wonderful man and a great friend to Bobby and our family. I miss seeing both of them working on their motorcross bicycles and cars in our driveway. You will be in our hearts forever.

  7. To the Derichsweiler family:
    I grew up on Tartan Lane and remember your family on my paper route.Kirk and your family were always nice when I came to collect and my prayers go out to you on your loss.May God bless you in your time of suffering.

  8. Derichsweiler family, I’m very sorry to hear of Kirk’s passing. I have great memories of him growing up that I will always cherish. May God wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. i am sorry for the loss of kirk. i am donna from fresenius dialysis unit who helped care for him before his kidney transplant. i will forever cherish my fond memories he and i shared.he was very special to me.

  10. Derichsweiler and Martin families: May the spirit of the Christmas season comfort you. We are so very sorry to have Kirk gone from our lives. He was such a gentle soul.

  11. Dana, Gina and family,

    I was so sorry to read about your brother Kirk’s passing. I know how horrible it is to lose a brother as my brother passed last year. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  12. To the Derichsweiler Family,

    I was so sad to hear of Kirk’s passing. He was truley one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace Kirk.

  13. Derichsweiler and Martin families, I am deeply saddened by the news of Kirk’s passing. I would like to extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers during your time of grief and healing.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Kirk’s passing. He was a determined and valiant fighter. God bless you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Becky

  15. We are so sorry for your great loss. We enjoyed the time we were with Kirk. He was always so sweet, loving and kind. He will be deeply missed. You all did a wonderful job of caring for him during his life and especially during these last few months. We love you all.

  16. Gena and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s hard to lose a sibling. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

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