Susan Decker

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Susan M. Decker
March 26, 1950 - Aug. 24, 2009
INDEPENDENCE– Susan M. Decker, 59, of Independence, Iowa died Monday morning, Aug. 24, at the East Towne Manor in Independence, following a short illness. Susan was born on March 26, 1950 in Independence, the daughter of Stan and Lula (Rouse) Decker. She was a 1968 graduate of the Independence High School, and attended Ellsworth Community College, the University of Northern Iowa, and received a BA Degree in Education from Truman College. Following her education she taught physical education for a couple of years in Higginsville, Kan. prior to returning to Independence where she became employed as Activities Director with the Mental Health Institute. In 1985, she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. and became employed with the Arizona State Hospital until returning to Independence in 1989.
She was employed with Cirsi Residential Care in Marshalltown, and most recently with Main Stream Residential Care of Des Moines. She is survived by her father, Stan (Debbie) Decker, Independence; a sister, Sally (Wayne) Heiserman, Bloomfield, and a brother Paul Decker, Independence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lula. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence where friends may call from 1 p.m. till services Wednesday.Inurnment will be held at a later date. For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to under obituaries.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 25 to Aug. 28, 2009