Wayne A. Decker

Wayne A. Decker

Passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Allegan. Mr. Decker was born July 25, 1924 in Watson Township to Roy and Ethel (McBride) Decker. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific and was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3030.

Wayne had farmed before going to work at the Plainwell Paper Co. where he was employed for over 35 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, walks and working in child evangelism.

Surviving are three grandsons, Eric (Dora) Decker of Delton, Jason (Kim) Decker of Allegan and Arthur Shattuck II of Coldwater; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Dean, Paul, Lila and Alice; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Linda (Jeff) Smith of Allegan. He was preceded in death by a son, John; daughter, Barb; wives, Sue and Lurlene; a sister, Erma; and a granddaughter, Erica.

Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Pastor Alan Carson officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the Allegan County Youth Home.

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