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Mary Decker - Arlington: Jan. 25, 1925 Jan. 25, 2013

Posted: Monday, Jan 28th, 2013

Mary Decker, 88, of Spring Lake Colony, rural Arlington, died at her home Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Spring Lake Colony

Mary was born Jan. 25, 1925, at the Barrickmen Colony, Headingly, Manitoba, Canada. She moved to Tschetter Colony, Olivet, in 1941. Mary married Joseph Decker at Tschetter Colony on June 23, 1946.

They moved to Wolf Creek Colony at Olivet in 1963 and to Spring Lake Colony in 1978. They shared 56 years together until he died in June 2002.

They had five sons and 10 daughters. Additional survivors include 76 grandchildren, 117 great- grandchildren, and two sisters, Lydia Wipf of Maxwell Colony and Anna Decker of Tschetter Colony.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, a daughter in infancy, a son Joey Decker; three brothers, one sister and five grandchildren.

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