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Trevor Michael Dertz

Published December 20,2018

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Trevor Michael Dertz


“Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human,” – Captain Kirk’s final message to Spock (Star Trek). On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Trevor M. Dertz died suddenly at the age of 34. Trevor was born on November 10, 1984 in Chicago, IL. The family moved to Grayslake, IL when Trevor was 8 years old. He graduated from Grayslake Community High School and Columbia College Chicago. Trevor had a brilliant mind and especially loved researching history, politics, computers, and music. If Trevor didn’t know an answer (which was rare), he would intensely research until he could tell you everything about the topic from start to finish. He also loved caring for the family dog Kobi, video and computer games, Star Trek, cooking, craft beer, and spending time with his friends in Chicago. Trevor will always be loved and treasured by his mother Mary Dertz King (Don), sister Chelsea, grandfather Norman Dertz, and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and loving friends. Trevor is now reunited with his devoted father, Michael, who passed in 2004. The family will be having a small, private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jed Foundation or any charity that supports mental health and/or suicide prevention. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org or visit our facebook page.

7 replies on “Trevor Michael Dertz”

  1. Mary and Chelsea…words cannot express my sincere condolences. I cannot imagine your pain. Please believe you are in my thoughts, prayers and love. Trevor will now rest in peace with his dad.

  2. My heart breaks for the Dertz-King family. He was the best person I’d ever known. The chasm is enormous.

  3. Trevor was brilliant, delightful and hilarious. A wonderful and colleague. I wish I could have helped him more. I wish he was still here. My family offers their condolences to his family and friends. There will never be another.

  4. Mary and Chelsea, there are no words to describe the pain of this tragedy. Please take comfort in the love you shared and the life he lived. My heart hurts for you. Know you are loved by me and so many people and I wish you the strength to get through another day. You are in my heart and mind and if you need anything just call. Love you.

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