Dennis N. Decker
Graveside Service: Monday, February 22, 2021 at Lakeside Cemetery starting at 12 noon.
Dennis N. Decker age 74 of Leonidas passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his home.
Dennis was born on September 1, 1946 in Sturgis, Michigan, a son to the late Glenn and Margaret (Snyder) Decker.
Dennis attended Colon High School. He would spend the rest of his life living in the Colon area.
On September 10, 1966 Dennis married Marsha Dougherty in Leonidas at the Leonidas Bible Church.
Dennis loved to farm and did so his entire life. When he was able to, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Dennis also had a love for international tractors and his trains. He was known to be especially competitive in Euchre. Dennis loved nothing more though than attending his grandkids sporting events and spending time with them.
Dennis is survived today by his wife Marsha Decker of Leonidas, three children: Denise (Jason) Bingaman of Mendon, Brian (Amy) Decker of Leonidas, and Darcee (James) Thomas of Portage, grandchildren: Meggan, Hannah, Clay, Cole, Nate, Austin, Ben, Will, Emmet, Eathan, and Ean, two sisters: Judy (Tom) Fisher and Janet (Martin) Bordner, several nieces and nephews, and many Decker cousins.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, beginning at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Colon Food Bank, Colon Historical Society, or Three Rivers Hospice. Online condolences may be left at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
February 10, 2021 @ 5:52 am
Prayers and condolences to the Decker family. I always enjoyed Dennis sense of humour and he always had a smile on his face. A true loss to the community
February 13, 2021 @ 6:36 pm
Thank you, Steve. Very sweet of you. I shared your tribute to my dad.
Kim & Cecil Calloway
February 10, 2021 @ 10:07 am
Dennis will certainly be missed. His smile could light up a room. He was special!
February 10, 2021 @ 6:44 pm
Dennis and I were friends since I was 12 yrs. I so enjoyed when Denny and got together and talked about farming and IH tractors.Marsha said all we do is talk and visit for hours.Will miss our visits.Rest in peace Denny. Thoughts and prayers to Marsha and family. Bob Stoll
February 11, 2021 @ 12:29 pm
My condolences to the family.
I’m the second cousin of Dennis and I remember going to the farm with my father to visit when I was a child.
I wish you peace and always great memories.
Tim and Martha Stutzman
February 12, 2021 @ 10:14 am
Dennis had great faith and a big heart. He was blessed also with the common sense of those who work hard. He was a good and a kind friend and we will miss him.
February 16, 2021 @ 10:49 am
To all the family of Dennis;
May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is not suffering and in all the fond memories you have. Dennis was a kind and gentle soul with a loving and giving heart. His love for his family radiated off of him when he would talk about them. Know you are in thought and prayer for strength and peace in the coming time of living life without such a loved one as Dennis. Much love to you all, Hope and Mike Bailey
Kathy Jim Beckham & family
February 17, 2021 @ 9:06 am
My sincerest sympathy in the loss of such a fun sweet guy who gave the best hugs at family gatherings. He will be missed. Healing prayers and comforting hugs being sent to you all💙🙏🏻💙
February 18, 2021 @ 2:55 pm
So sorry for your loss Marsha and family. Prayers of comfort and many happy memories for you all.
February 21, 2021 @ 10:16 pm
On behalf of the Barnes family, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Marsha, Denise, Brian, Darcee, spouses and grandkids. We’ve always said, “We love the Decker family.” and Dennis was the foundation of that. I can see that smile and hear that chuckle and lilt in his voice. We’ve always enjoyed his stories. What a good man!
– Karolynn (Barnes) Ferguson; Courtney, Will and Amelia James, Chuck and Laree Barnes and the late, Gerald and Vera Barnes
March 2, 2021 @ 2:42 pm
Thank you to all for your messages, memorials, and support for our family. We are going to miss this hard working, quiet, loving, competitive, giving, farmer Angel❤️