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Elmer W. Decker

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Elmer W.


Mr. Elmer W. Decker of Nashville, departed this life at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles, Mo., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:34 PM. He had attained the age of 85 years, 5 months and 22 days.

Mr. Decker was born on November 26, 1930 at Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, the son of Walter and Ann (Kult) Decker. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Carroll in Nashville, and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2011.

Elmer was a member of the United States Army. He was a lifelong farmer and worked at F/S in Nashville, for 37 years, until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 110 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Nashville. Elmer loved fishing, hunting and his true passion, farming.

He is survived by his son Larry Decker and wife Cassandra of Nashville; his daughter, Carolyn Walton and husband Johnnie of Nashville; his two brothers, Lloyd Decker and Leroy Decker and wife Marty; four sisters, Evelyn Piotrowski, Bernice Norton and husband Bob, Ione Williams and husband Terry and Irma Maxwell; four grandchildren, Kortni and Erick Walton, Amand Heck and Lucas Hake and special friend Abbie; one great grandchild, Redick Hake; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jo Ann Decker; his son, Doug Decker; his two brothers, Floyd and Ervin Decker; and his sister, Darla Decker.

Funeral services were held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 with Rev. Bill Bunnage officiating and with interment to follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Masonic Cemetery or the American Lung Association and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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