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Mr. Loren E. Decker (Ed) of Champaign, IL departed this life at the Bria of Belleville in Belleville, IL on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:45 PM.  He had attained the age of 93 years, 8 months and 21 days.

Loren was born on January 23, 1927 at Nashville, IL, the youngest child of Lawrence and Pauline (Moehlenkamp) Decker.

Loren retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel at the Air Force Academy, where he was the Executive Officer to the Commandant of Cadets.  Later he retired as an Assistant Director in the office of Admissions and Records at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Left to mourn his passing is his sister, Imogene Watts; three nephews, William, Thomas and Eric Watts; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Agnes (Towner) Decker; stepmother, Frieda Wedel Decker and a brother, Lewis Decker.

Per the wishes of Loren and his family, cremation was performed and a private funeral service will held at a later date at the Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church in Champaign.  Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

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