FRANKLIN R. and SUE ELLEN DERBY, 76 & 65, of Carroll & formerly of Exira (Svcs. 7/17/14)


July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FRANKLIN L. DERBY, 76, and SUE ELLEN DERBY, 65, both of Carroll (& formerly of Exira) have died. Franklin passed away May 18th, and Sue Ellen died Friday, July 11th, both at the Carroll Health Center Nursing Home in Carroll. Joint Memorial Services for FRANK and SUE ELLEN DERBY will be held 1-p.m. Thu., July 17th, at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home, in Carroll.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11-a.m. until the time of service, on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at

Burial for the couple will be in the Exira Cemetery on Friday, with full military honors for Franklin Derby.

Frank Derby is survived by his 5 step-children: Jeff (Sandy) Bauer, of Exira; Jon Bauer, of Anita; Joni (David) Bauer, of CA; and Sue Ellen’s children…Zach Wheeler, of Carroll, and Lindsay Riesberg, of Carroll.

Frank Derby is also survived by his sister- Janice (Tom) Palmer, of Kirkland, WA. Sue Ellen Derby is also survived by her sisters, Jill Larsen, Joy Wheeler & Jan Rasmussen, all of Exira.

The couple is also survived by several grandchildren and step-grandchildren altogether, their in-laws, other relatives and friends.