Derek Eugene Nettleton, age 32 of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls on August 18, 2021, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

The light of his life were his two boys, Gunnar Nettleton, 8 of Omaha, and Oliver Nettleton, 3 of Sioux Falls. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his boys.

Survivors include his mother, Shelley Nettleton, of Lincoln; father, Randy Bird, (Kathy) of Wayne; children Gunnar Nettleton of Omaha, and Oliver Nettleton of Sioux Falls; aunts Tammy Nettleton of Canistota, S.D., Teresa Soderberg (Larry) of Wakefield, Brenda Nettleton of Yankton; sisters Miranda Nettleton (Brett Myers) of Leigh, Erin Bird of Norfolk; brothers Max Campos (Aubrie Brandner) of Norfolk, and Chris Bird of Concord, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and JoAnn Nettleton, and Fred and Verna Bird; and a nephew, Oliegh Eugene.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, from 5-8 at the Wakefield Legion Hall, and another in Sioux Falls, at J&L Harley Davidson, 2601 W 60th St. N, September 19, from noon – 2 p.m.

Memorials can be directed to First Bank in Wakefield, or Wayne, c/o Derek Nettleton Benefit. Proceeds will go to his children.