A. Dean Decker
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85 formerly of Beach City, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 following a period of declining health. He was born in
Monroe County, Ohio, the son of the late Shelva David and Bessie Pearl (Brown) Decker and had been an area resident 60+ years. He had been a service station owner in the Navarre/Genoa area and also a realtor and was a World War II Navy veteran. A member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Canton, Brewster American Legion, Buckeye Country Music Association at Canton, and had been affiliated with many country music groups. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Jenny Norris Decker, May 4, 1997 and five brothers.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (Howard) Lewis of Strasburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry (Rebecca) Decker and James (Peggy) Decker, both of Brewster; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and former wife, Carolyn Joan Crumb Seal Decker.
A service celebrating Dean's life will be held Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Lantzer Funeral Home, Beach City with grandson, Andrew Decker, officiating. Interment will be made in South Lawn Cemetery, Beach City. Friends may call Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the funeral home web site,
Published in The Repository on Apr. 14, 2012