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James Arthur Decker

February 26, 1928 — January 24, 2010

James A. Decker was taken home by a band of angels on January 24, 2010, with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 26, 1928 in Fond du Lac, WI a son of Frank and Hildegard Decker. He was a lifelong resident of Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1946. Jim served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948. On May 24, 1952 he married Beverly Coombs, they had 57 wonderful years together. He was employed as a Sales Representative for the Cole Tool Company for over thirty years. Jim loved the Lord and was an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and Elder. He last attended Countryside Christian Church where his son is the pastor. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, his cottage on the lake, feeding and watching the birds, but most importantly, spending time with his family. Jim is survived by his loving wife, his sons Greg (Nancy), Scott (Ann), and daughter Sherry (Sam) TenBrink. He is also survived by his eight beautiful grandchildren: Kelly, Brennan, Tyler, Landon, and Carson Decker, Josh (Vanessa), Abby, and Ashley TenBrink, and one beautiful great-grandchild Sophia TenBrink. He is further survived by his sister Jan Decker of Fond du Lac, his brother-in-law and business companion Howard (Nancy) Coombs, sister-in-laws Sally (Wayne) Wesner and Linda Wiese of Texas, and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Johnny, a sister-in-law Lorraine Coombs, and a nephew Jeffrey Wesner. A funeral service for Jim will be held Thursday January 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, with his son Rev. Greg Decker officiating. Visitation will be held at the Lake Pointe Dr. funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Harbor House for kindly and lovingly caring for our husband, father, and grandfather for the past three years.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Westside



100 Lake Pointe Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

Thursday, January 28, 2010
4 p.m. until time of service



Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Westside



100 Lake Pointe Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

Thursday, January 28, 2010
6 p.m.



Riverside Cemetery



1901 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901




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