Archive for Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Obituary: Alvin L. Decker


October 5, 2005

Graveside services for Alvin L. Decker, 78, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 5, 2005, at Fowler Cemetery, northeast of McLouth.

Mr. Decker died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Topeka. He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Perry, the son of Charles Abner and Martha Christina Sweeney Decker.

He was a graduate of Perry High School and had attended Kansas University.

He had lived in rural McLouth for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946.

Mr. Decker worked for 22 years as an electrician and electrical supervisor for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Topeka.

He was a member of McLouth United Methodist Church and Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A.M.

He married Lecta G. Metzger on Dec. 24, 1946, at Ozawkie. She died Jan. 6, 2005.

Survivors include a son, Ronald, Lansing; two daughters, Christine Wagner, Sycamore, Ohio, and Deborah K. Whiteside, Topeka; a sister, Edith L. Turnbough, Walnut Creek, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorial contributions to McLouth United Methodist Church or to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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