Charlene J. Decker

Age 75, of East Lansing, MI, passed away November 25, 2014. She was born September 19, 1939, in Flint, MI, daughter of the late Gazel and Mina Decker.

She is survived by her sister, Janice Decker; brother, Leonard Decker; and other family members and friends.

There will be no service.

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Judy Cunningham
December 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I’m very sorry to read about Charlene. She was a kind , and very passionate ice skater and member of Ladies Silver Blades for many years.

Jo Anne Seman
December 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

On behalf of myself and Ladies Silver Blades of the Lansing Area we are deeply sorry for the passing of Charlene. She really enjoyed her skating and was a long time member of Sliver Blades. I enjoyed talking to her and working with her in the ice shows her last few years she skated. She enjoyed coaching our Special Olympic members and telling about it.

Joanne Garland
December 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

If there is ice in heaven Char will find it. . . . rest in peace my friend. Char was my partner in a couple of ice shows with Ladies Silver Blades . . she was a lady with a big caring heart.

Diane Van Aken
December 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

My deepest sympathies on Charlene’s passing. She was my first learn to skate coach at Lansing Ice Arena. She was very encouraging to all,and always enjoyed teaching and learning. She was understandably proud of her accomplishments on the ice, in her career and in her community involvement. She will be missed.

Erika Stork
December 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Char, our friend and long-time club member was our coach for Special Olympics for many years. She was aable to get us ready for competing and even was our chaperone for a few years up at Traverse City.
She was fun, down to our level as far as teaching, and a good friend. Shelley and I will miss her.

Joyce Quimby Swindell
March 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Charlene was a wonderful friend from Central High School that I enjoyed so much. She was such fun and a great athlete. I’m so sorry to hear of her death. I just tried to find her by Googling today to say hi and ask how she was doing. I remember Janice, her sister very well. If you read this Janice, Hello from Georgia. My husband and I have been here for 28 years, but remember all the wonderful times we had in Flint when we were young.

Sue Steffen-Jackovich
March 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm

In my mind, Charlene is still my best friend as she was in elementary and high school. We had so many great times. So sorry to hear of her of her passing. Hello to Janice and LJ.

Linda Giffen
December 12, 2015 at 1:08 am

I was Charlene’s neighbor in Lansing for 15 years. I had no idea she passed until today. Charlene was the BEST neighbor anyone could ever have. She got me into Lansing politics and to speak on camera in front of crowds of people. I hadn’t seen her in three years, but I will miss her forever!


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