Walter C. Deckert Jr.

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SOUTHINGTON - Walter C. Deckert Jr., 80, of Southington, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2013. He was the loving husband of Bonita (Lewis) Deckert for nearly 47 years.
Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Southington, to the late Walter C. Deckert Sr. and Bertha (Reinhard) Deckert, he had been a resident of Pittsfield, Maine, for more than 30 years before returning to his childhood home in Southington in 2011.
Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved his work as a farmer in Maine. He was an avid football and race car driving fan. Walter will truly be missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Bonita, he is survived by his four children: Donald R. Deckert and his wife, Jenifer, of Maple Valley, Wash.; Debra Deckert of Pittsfield, Maine; Donna Handoe and her husband, Frank, of Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Daniel W. Deckert of East Kirkland, Wash., and his grandchildren: Nicholas Deckert, Ryan Handoe and Ridge, Rhenna, Ryan and Rusty Lawn. He also leaves behind his three sisters, Esther, Carol and Joyce Deckert, all of Southington.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2013, at noon at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial with full military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. There are no calling hours. For online condolences and directions, please visit
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Published in The Record-Journal on June 23, 2013
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