Bernard William "Bill" Decker

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Bernard William "Bill" Decker

Bernard William "Bill" Decker, 63, of Rembrandt passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007 in the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services for Bill will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Sioux Rapids Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to service time, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Bill, the son of Bernard R. and Marjorie Jeanette (Watts) Decker, was born at Spencer on Dec. 9, 1943. He received his education at the Linn Grove Consolidated School. Bill began his career in the construction business with Morton Construction at Cherokee in 1961. He then served his country in the United States Navy in 1962. Following his honorable discharge, Bill was employed as a lineman with various contractors in the Fort Dodge and Minneapolis, Minn. areas.

Bill was united in marriage to Kathleen Kay Craig at Jackson, Minn. on Sept. 14, 1972, and to this union one daughter, Bridget, was born. From 1969 until June of 1978, Bill was employed in the maintenance department of Spencer Foods at Spencer. He completed his working career with B.R.B. Construction of Spencer. Bill was united in marriage to Krystal Rose Marie Sassman on Feb. 2, 1994, at Newell, and this couple was blessed with two children: William Benjamin, "BJ", and Theresa Marie, "Tess."

Bill was a member for many years of the "Spencer Bunch" and the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Clubs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, BJ.

Bill is survived by his wife, Krystal of Rembrandt; his daughter, Tess of Rembrandt; his daughter, Bridget, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and his sister Maureen Phelps and husband, Ronald Phelps of Storm Lake.

The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

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