Derek Mark Rognlin, age 36, of Phoenix, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on September 29, 1982 to Mark and Jennifer (Cin) Rognlin in Morris, Minnesota. He attended Paradise Valley High School graduating class of 2001; then furthered his education at Universal Technical Institute obtaining an Associate’s degree as an Automotive Technician.
Derek had a love of extreme sports such as dirt bike riding, street bike riding, snowboarding, and rock crawling.
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. – St. Francis of Assisi
Derek was an artist. He enjoyed creating and fabricating his own car parts and suspensions. His employers were amazed at his talents and knowledge and willingness to take on any challenge.
His heart was his biggest asset. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Derek is survived by his loving parents, Jennifer & Mark; wife, Angela; daughter, Gracelynn; sister, Rachel Torani; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ruben; grandmother, Doris; cousin, Daren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Old Number One South Side on November 23 2019 at 2pm.
A tribute has been posted to the memorial page: