Earl F. Decker, age 95, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, at Ridgewood Care Center. Earl was born in Racine, June 9, 1914, son of the late Arthur and Marie (Nee: Kucera) Decker.
Survivors include his children, Patrick (Betty) Decker, Thomas (Joanne) Decker, Kathleen Pfefferle, Daniel (Cindy) Decker, Michael Decker (Joye Landish); 12 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; special great-niece “Pen Pal” Laurie Kirby; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son, James; sisters, Margaret (John) Cunningham, Dorothy (Clare) McGrath; stepmother, Meta; and special friend, Stella Hartman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. John D. Aiello officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorials to St Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402 have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Ridgewood Care Center and Odyssey Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888