Terry Deke

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Terry W. Deke, 64, of Independence, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at East Towne Care Center in Independence following a short illness. He was born on April 3, 1946, in Independence, the son of Bernard Werner and Hattie Orissa (Norton) Deke.
He attended special education classes in Independence and Waterloo, and worked as an assemblyman for Adults Inc. in Waterloo before retiring in 2007. He lived at the Solar Group Home in Waterloo for 20 years.
Deke is survived by two sisters: Dorothy Wilkinson and Sharon Naylor, both of Independence; one sister-in-law, Marge Deke of Independence, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bernard Deke, and three sisters: Marilyn Hamilton, Eleanor Bender, and Betty Ann Deke (in infancy).
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2010