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James William Decker

09/11/1935

11/08/2020

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Bible League International

1 Bible League Plaza

Crete, IL 60417

James William Decker, age 85 of Ada, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 8, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph & Dorothy Decker; brothers, David, John, Michael; and sister, Barbara Ritchey. Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia L. Decker; sons, Erik J. (Sue) Decker, Aaron J. (Ginger) Decker, Andrew J. Decker; grandchildren, Zachary (Lauren) Decker, Rochelle Decker; step-grandchildren, Matt (Amanda) Baker, Paul Galloway; step-great-grandchildren, Lillian & Madelyn; sisters, Eleanor Cook, Virginia Boggs; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was a retired schoolteacher from Grand Rapids Public Schools. He was an avid woodworker, and passionate about visiting people in nursing homes. Jim was a beloved husband and father who will be missed by all. Services will take place 12:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2020 at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, with visitation one-hour prior. Andrew Decker officiating. Covid restrictions will be enforced with social distancing and masks being required. Entombment Graceland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Bible League International, 1 Bible League Plaza, Crete, IL 60417.

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