Brian S. Decker
1963 - 2018
Brian S. Decker

Indianapolis - Dr. Brian S. Decker, 54, passed away on June 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana after a two year battle with sarcoma. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on September 25, 1963.

Dr. Decker completed medical school and subsequent training at IU School of Medicine, and loved caring for his patients at University, Methodist, and Eskenazi Hospitals. He was actively involved in Boy Scouts and served as a mentor and Scoutmaster of Troop 56. He also was an instructor and 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Dr. Decker is survived by his wife Peggy (Tull) Decker and sons Scott and Noah (both at home), sister Jan Payne Johnson (Dean), sister Joy LeBaron (Richard), and sister-in-law Melissa Raffelock (TJ), mother-in-law Mary Rhe Tull, and 8 nieces and nephews.

A multi-faith Celebration of Life will be held in honor of Brian on June 16, 11am at St. Luke's United Methodist Church at 100 W. 86th St. in Indianapolis, with gathering and refreshments to follow. An extended obituary, information on memorial contributions, and place to share a favorite memory may be found at

Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care

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Published by The Indianapolis Star on Jun. 10, 2018.
Celebration of Life
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN
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The news that Dr. Brian Decker passed away so soon after my last visit with him deeply saddened me. I wish I had asked him in a more careful way how he was and listened more closely. I wish I could tell him again how very grateful I am to have found a doctor so compassionate and skilled not long after my struggle with FQAD began in 2015. Three years later, I've managed to keep my life going through the struggle and I'm hopeful that I'm starting to turn the corner. For this, I have deep gratitude to Dr. Decker and his passion for solving the FQAD problem as a researcher, physician, and advocate for his patients. We will miss him, his kindness, his generosity, his intelligence, and his skill as a physician. To his family, it is hard to find words in light of what must be enormous grief. My thoughts are with you. Peace.
Roxanne Smith
November 1, 2018
I just heard today from another Dr on my team that Dr. Deckard has passed away. He was an awesome Dr. I met him when I made the decision of Home Dialysis. He was very supportive and always listened to me. He eventually called me Dr. Lol he knew that I knew what my body was telling g me and would listen to me and do the tests to prove me correct. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family.
Dixie Lewis
August 21, 2018
Just received the letter today informing me of this loss. I am so sorry for the loss of Dr. Decker. He was one of my doctors who treated me after my RCC diagnosis. He was warm and caring. He will be missed. In sorrow,
Michelle Carroll
August 4, 2018
Dr. Decker will be missed terribly. He was the best. He was so strong. He helped me through FQ toxicity when I had no idea what was happening to me. So grateful that God allowed me to find him at the right time. I have a blessed hope that I will see him again in that great getting up morning. Rest well Dr. Decker until morning!
Vonnie Carole
July 13, 2018
Dr. Decker was a rock for me when I needed it most. He gave me compassion and validation. He was a phenomenal doctor that was a beacon of light during many patients' most trying times. He will be missed.
Merrie M
June 25, 2018
Dr. Decker was an amazing doctor who I credit with saving my life after I became sick with FQ Toxicity after taking Cipro. He was the only doctor who believed and helped me. Other doctors said I was crazy, but Dr. Decker showed compassion and gave me hope. He was knowledgeable and willing to research things he did not know for the sake of his patients, and never claimed to be superior. He was a wonderful human being and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. RIP Dr. Decker, and thank you for giving me my life back!
Lisa C.
June 24, 2018
I had been in touch with Dr Decker and spoke with him, when I was at my worst from cipro poisoning. I did not think I would live at that point and my side effects, physical and mental were horrifying. Dr Decker felt like my only hope at that point. I couldn't travel to Indiana, and as a CA resident, he couldn't "treat" me but he said he would be willing to do a phone consult with a doctor here (for free!!!!) to discuss some of my options. I asked....BEGGED ...a half dozen doctors here, and not one would do it. But I will never forget his kindness and willingness to help someone so far away. If only we had more doctors like him. This breaks my heart.
Linda Livingston
June 24, 2018
I just found out about the passing of Dr. Decker. He was such a loving, kind and caring person. He will be missed dearly. My prayers are with the family.
Lynnette Kincy
June 21, 2018
I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Brian. I got to know the Decker family through bethel United Methodist. I send my deepest condolences to Peggy, Scott, and Noah.
Katie Quasebarth (White)
June 17, 2018
Sonja Yarber
Sonja Yarber
June 15, 2018
a loved one
June 15, 2018
IMMA's Martial Arts Instructor Brian S. Decker was truly an extraordinary man, friend, instructor and business partner. I can say he definitely loved Tae Kwon Do and was very good as a practitioner. We will miss his spirit, enthusiasm, motivation and presence very much.

Rest in peace Doc!

Humbly submitted
Master Dwight Benjamin
Dwight Benjamin
June 14, 2018
a loved one
June 13, 2018
i was shocked to hear of Dr. Decker passing. I worked with Dr. Decker at IU as a medical assistant. He was always a joy to work with. My condolences to his family, May God wrap his wings of protection around you in this time of grief and so after. God Bless You.
sonja yarber
June 11, 2018
Sorry to hear of Brian's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.
June 11, 2018
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