Germain Decker

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JESUP - Germain C. (Kayser) Decker, 76, of Jesup, died Dec. 15, at East Towne Care Center, Independence.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with burial at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Online condolences may be made to
Decker was born Feb. 6, 1934, at Waterloo, the daughter of Adolph J. Steils and Antoinette (Backes) Steils. She attended school in Jesup and graduated from Jesup High School in 1953. On Feb. 3, 1954, she was united in marriage to Anthony Joseph Kayser at Independence. They later divorced. On April 7, 1975, she was united in marriage to Charles Raymond Decker in Oelwein. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2002.
Decker is survived by three daughters: Linda (Scott Morris) Kayser of Raymond, Karen (Rick) Kayser-Kemp of Tripoli and Sharon (Dave) Galing of Center Point; four sons: Dan Kayser of Waterloo, Gary Kayser of Urbana, Dennis (Lisa) Kayser of Jesup and Kenny (Annette) Kayser of Sanger, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two step-sons: Laverne (Phyllis) Decker of Aurora and Andy (Patty) Decker of Waterloo; one step-daughter, Linda Decker of Waterloo; two brothers: Charles (Rosie) Steils of Gilbertville and Raymond Steils of Cedar Falls; four sisters: Manetta Buzynski of Waterloo, Jeanne (Dorrence) Arnold of Oelwein, Shirley (Norman) Duffy of Fairbank and Joyce (Donnie) Kane of Shreveport, La.; three sisters-in-law: Maxine (Melvin) Kalvig of Ionia, Betty Kleitsch of Fairbank and Mary Decker of Evansdale and one brother-in-law, Fred Mettner of Waterloo.
In addition to her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons: Anthony Kayser and Joseph Kayser; a great-granddaughter, Toni Lynne Kayser; one sister, Margie Mettner; one brother, Robert Steils; one sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Agatha Kayser, and five brothers-in-law: Joe Buzynski, Donald Kayser, Irvin O'Connell, Orville Kleitsch and Robert Decker.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 22 to Dec. 25, 2010