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Joe S. Dechert

Jonestown - Joe S. Dechert, 79, of Jonestown, passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Linda M. (Smith) Dechert. They had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past April.

Born in Meckville, on January 6, 1939, he was the son of the late Homer R. and Myrtle M. (Small) Dechert. Joe served in the US. Army, he then worked for Quaker Alloy as a welder for 20 years and then Pennsy Supply as a dump truck driver for 15 years. He was a member of the Jonestown Legion and Jonestown Perseverance Fire Company.

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons Scott A. husband of Toni Smith of Lebanon, Kenneth J. husband of Marlene Dechert of Fredericksburg, Daniel R. husband of Teresa Dechert of Lebanon and Joel R. husband of Khrista of Jonestown; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; brothers Leroy and Ralph Dechert of Lebanon and Earl Dechert of Fordland, MO; sister Betty Dechert of Myerstown.

He was preceded in death by brothers Charles, Harvey, Homer, James and Richard Dechert; sister Pauline Dechert

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 72 & Camp Meeting Rd., Jonestown. A visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Monday morning at 9am.
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Aug. 9, 2018
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