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Phillip Decker, 70, of Prophetstown, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Morrison Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Insun Yoon, pastor, officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Prophetstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, and the Prophetstown/Lyndon Food Pantry would be appreciated.

Phillip was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Morrison, son of John and Kate Ottens Decker. He married Sondra Baugher on Feb. 12, 1965. He later married Shirley Smith on Oct. 26, 1996.

Phillip graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1957 and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. After his service, he became employed at the former R.B. & W./Reliant Faster in Rock Falls as a tool engineer. He retired in August 1998 after 34 years of service.

Phillip was a member of the United Methodist Church in Prophetstown, where he served as ad council chair, head usher and small group leader. He was manager of the Prophetstown/Lyndon Food Pantry for four years and an active member for 11 years. He was also a member of the Prophetstown Lions Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, horseshoes and spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Mark (Melanie) Decker, Hampshire, Ill., and Matthew (Deborah) Decker, Addison, Ill.; stepchildren, Daniel Smith, Medina, Pa., Timothy (Brenda) Smith, Tiffin, Iowa, and Susan (Shawn) Foltz, Prophetstown; 15 grandchildren, Tyler and Erika Decker, Morgan and Madalyn Decker, Cassidy and Ethan Foltz, Matthew, Mark, Melissa and Mitchell Smith, Jordan and Kammdyn Smith, Brady, Kennedy and Madigan Wallace; his faithful cat, Buddy; his sister, Eleanor (Charles) Seidel; and his brother, Richard (Bonnie) Decker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Duane Decker.

 

 

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Phillip Decker

 


Phillip was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Morrison, the son of John and Kate (Ottens) Decker. He married Sondra Baugher on Feb. 12, 1965. He later married Shirley Smith on Oct. 26, 1996. Phillip graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1957, and later attended Central College, Pella, Iowa. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 4 years.

After his service, he became employed at the former RB&W Reliant Fastener, Rock Falls, as a tool engineer. He retired in August 1998, after 34 years of service. Phillip was a member of United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, where he served as ad council chairman, head usher, and was a small group leader. He was manager of  Prophetstown-Lyndon Food Pantry for 4 years, and an active member for 11 years. He also was a member of Prophetstown Lions Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, horseshoes, and spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Mark (Melanie) Decker of Hampshire and Matthew (Deborah) Decker of Addison; stepchildren, Daniel Smith of Medina, Pa., Timothy (Brenda) Smith of Tiffin, Iowa, and Susan (Shawn) Foltz of Prophetstown; 15 grandchildren, Tyler and Erika Decker, Morgan and Madalyn Decker, Cassidy and Ethan Foltz, Matthew, Mark, Melissa, and Mitchell Smith, Jordan and Kammdyn Smith, and Brady, Kennedy, and Madigan Wallace; his faithful cat, Buddy; his sister, Eleanor (Charles) Seidel; and his brother, Richard (Bonnie) Decker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Duane Decker.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Insun Yoon, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, and Prophetstown-Lyndon Food Pantry would be appreciated.

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