Derek Hogg

CHANNAHON—Derek Hogg, 34, of Channahon and formerly of Shorewood, left this world peacefully on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, following a valiant fight with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).
Born Feb. 23, 1983 in Joliet, Derek was a son of Marion (Wadkins) Oddo of Shorewood and Stephen Hogg of Woodridge.Growing up, Derek was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and an honor student at Troy as well as at Joliet West. He played soccer from 5th grade through high school, and he was proud to have played in the 3 on 3 national tournament in 2001, the same year he graduated from Joliet West High School.
Derek went on to attend Joliet Junior College, followed by Chief Shabbona Fire Training Academy, and later St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program in Kankakee. He was at Troy Protection District while in the academy, and later worked for the Kankakee City Fire Department and the Wilmington Fire Protection District.
On March 5, 2011, Derek married Holly Kilgore, and together they made their home and brought three beautiful children into the world. He was a member of Channahon United Methodist Church.
Derek enjoyed the outdoors, kayaking and riding his motorcycle. He was a guy who loved music and knew how to dance and “rap.” Halloween was always a special holiday for Derek and Holly, and that was seconded by Christmas. Derek was a big kid at heart, and his children were always number one, as well as his love for his nieces and nephews.
In the spring of 2013, Derek was diagnosed with ALS, which led to his passion for awareness of the disease. He was a staple at the Les Turner Strike Out ALS 5k and Walk Run and Roll annually through 2017. Derek also provided great inspiration to the ALS community.
Derek’s family is most appreciative and forever grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support during this most difficult journey including the Les Turner Foundation, Channahon United Methodist Church, and the local communities at hand. Derek will always be loved and never forgotten in the eyes of his children.
Survivors include his loving wife, Holly; three children: Paxton, Hayden and Brinlee; his parents, Marion (Mike) Oddo and Stephen (Pam) Hogg; sister, Stephanie (Jason) Meister, of Elwood; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Wadkins, of Shorewood; three uncles: Gary Hogg, of New York; David Hogg, of Oregon and James Hogg, of Indiana; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Christina (Michael) Strysik, of Oswego; James (Tina) Kilgore, of Minooka and Kyle Kilgore, of Plainfield; nieces and nephews: Autumn, Brett and Ashley Strysik and Madelyn and Caleb Kilgore; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Mary Conley, of Joliet and James (Dee) Kilgore, of Plainfield, and numerous brothers and sisters in fire service, as well as countless friends.
Derek was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Hogg in infancy; maternal grandfather, William Wadkins, and paternal grandparents, Stephen Hogg and Mildred Hogg.
Cremation rites have been accorded per Derek’s wishes.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec.19, 2017 from 3 p.m. until the 8 p.m. Celebration of Derek's Life, Firefighter Bell Service and Fire Service Flag Presentation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Derek’s memory to Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W Touhy Ave, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254 or to the family via the established GoFundMe at
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Cremation services and Celebration of Life arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.