Derek S. Scheffert

May 15, 1980 ~ August 17, 2021 (age 41)


Derek Stuart Scheffert, 41, of Lincoln, NE passed away August 17th, 2021 in his home. He was born to Jeffry and Dawn (Pokorny) Scheffert on May 15th, 1980.

He is survived in death by daughter; Kennady, sister; Kortney, grandma; Leona Scheffert, nephew; Qa’preece, and multiple uncles, cousins, and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by grandpa; George Scheffert, mother; Dawn (Dodi) Scheffert, father; Jeffry Scheffert, sister; Carley, cousin; Matt, Grandma and Grandpa Pokorny, and many friends whom he loved dearly.

Derek walked through life boasting a larger-than-life personality and a laugh that could fill up any room. He was always the life of the party. He was unapologetically outspoken, fiercely loyal, and as stubborn as he was passionate.

He loved his Yankees, his many friends, his dogs; Jeter Starr and Tiny Dog, and snowboarding in the mountains. He was so proud of his catering business; The Smoke Lab and would jump at the chance to cook a meal for anyone. Derek was a problem solver and would do anything to help a friend or neighbor if he could. His favorite motto was, “cry about it, or fix it”.

Being Kennady’s dad was the most important thing in his life, and he was so very proud of her. He loved talking sports with her, taking her skiing, cooking her dinner, watching her excel in school and sports, and basically spoiling her rotten. He was so excited to see all that she would accomplish in life, and he will be a driving force in all she does from this day forward.

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Celebration of Life
August 25, 2021

1:00 PM
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
5200 R ST
Lincoln, NE 68504

Video is available for this event


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