ELMER "EL" DECKER
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Beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and a loyal friend to many; joined the love of his life, Carroll in heaven, on January 20, 2013, with his family by his side.
Elmer, a WWII Veteran and a resident of Canoga Park since 1953, was born on July 3, 1920 in Harvey, North Dakota. He and Carroll were married for 61 years, and are survived by their children Judy (Paul), Jim and Joan; his four grandchildren, Dwain, Jeff, Travis (Becky) and Troy (Lindsey); as well as eight great-grandchildren with the 9th due soon. El will always be remembered by his family for his unconditional love and support, and by all for his terrific sense of humor, and the greatest smile you ever saw.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 26 January 2013, at Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303. Memorial donations may be sent to the church or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 25, 2013