Derrik Friedmansky, born January 23, 1950, passed away on September 15, 2023, in Davis, Illinois. He was a hardworking individual, having spent a significant part of his life in the HVAC industry as a Sheet Metal Worker before his retirement. Derrik was known for his enthusiasm for muscle cars, fishing, and decorating for Christmas, a task he looked forward to each year. He was also fond of model trains, having built several layouts for his grandchildren earning him the nickname Train Grandpa. \n\nThroughout his life, Derrik lived in both Chicago and Addison, IL, but he most enjoyed spending time in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Having spent time up there as a child, he loved sharing his appreciation for the beauty of northern Wisconsin with his children when they were young. \n\nWhat mattered most to Derrik were his children, his grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Windy. He is survived by his children Loralee (John) Dyers and Joe Friedmansky, as well as his grandchildren Jax and Hudson. Derrik was preceded in death by his father Frank Friedmansky, his mother Estelle Friedmansky, and brother Keith Friedmansky. \n\nAs we bid farewell to Derrik, we remember the words of William Penn, "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity." Derrik may have left us in body, but his spirit and the love he had for his family will forever remain. It is these memories that we hold dear as we navigate this difficult time.\n\nWe encourage all those who knew Derrik to leave memories and upload photos on his memorial page. His story should not end with his passing but continue through the lives of those he touched.