Pastor Derek David Kuhn age 65 of Highland Park, Illinois entered into Glory on August 24, 2017 at Highland Park Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born February 28, 1952 in Salzgitter, Germany to the union of Oswald and Natalie (Abramat) Kuhn. Beloved husband of DeDe. Loving father of Ben-David, Esther, Isaac, and Josiah. Dear brother of Renate (late Siegfried) Berg and the late Arnold (late Arry) Kuehn.
Pastor Derek had a burning desire to see the Kingdom of God come in great power in our generation. He was also a songwriter and his prophetic music encouraged and blessed so many people. Derek and his wife, DeDe, served as missionaries in many nations around the world. In Jerusalem, Derek served as an elder and worship leader in a local congregation. In Manila, Philippines, he served as vice president of a newly established bible training center. From the Philippines, they moved to Moscow, Russia, where Derek served as pastor of a newly established local church. Derek and DeDe most recently served in the Chicagoland area as pastors of Grace Worship Center.
Visitation Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood. Lying in State on Monday, August 28, 2017 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral service 10:00 A.M. at Christ Church Lake Forest, 100 North Waukegan Road, (Northwest corner of IL Route 43 and Route 60) Lake Forest. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers contributions to Grace Worship Center, Derek Kuhn Memorial Fund, C/O Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040 would be appreciated. For more information please call 847-432-3878