Jan Decker

Jan DeckerAge 80, passed away at her home on April 1, 2024.  She was born June 23, 1943, in Lima, Ohio, to Clifford and Bessie Campbell.  Jan worked for Theroux Development Company for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing horseshoes and doing wordsearch and crosswords.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Decker, in 2018.  Surviving are:  children, Tracy (Eric) Bobier, Eric Decker, Barry (Sarah) Decker, Tammy (Mark) Bursley, and Judy (Andrew) Ragatz; grandchildren, John Gilreath, Chance (Erin) Bobier, Lyndsey (Jason) LaLonde, Erica Johnson, Bonny Decker, Nicole Bursley, Jessica Bursley, and Bre (Alex) Vining; great-grandchildren, Alexis Gilreath, Willow Bobier, Silas Bobier, Logan LaLonde, Lyncoln LaLonde, Dylan LaLonde, Olivia Johnson, Aubrey Romankewitz, Nathan Bursely, Jae Linares, Harper Greathouse, Jordyn Bath, and Aexia Meirndorf.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Hope Baptist Church, 2899 Holt Road, Mason, with entombment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens.  Her family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Baptist Church in memory of Janice Decker.

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April 2, 2024 at 9:13 pm

Beautiful soul. Always smiling. Miss you Jan. Give John a hug for me.

Nancy Ragatz
April 2, 2024 at 10:22 pm

A beautiful lady, gentle soul, kindhearted, always giving to others. So glad I knew her as my friend. She will be missed!

Mary Frantz
April 3, 2024 at 1:32 am

My Dear Sister,
I will miss you so very much
You will always live in my heart forever. I will always love you
Tell Grandma hi for me , kiss her on the cheek and tell her i love her
Love u sweet Girl

Sherri Halsey
April 3, 2024 at 9:30 pm

What a wonderful lady,
Always was kind and caring.
A sweet soul …
Love Sherri

Tom Spencer
April 4, 2024 at 6:54 am

To the Decker Family, I offer my sincerest condolences on Jan’s passing. She was such a wonderful person who loved life and her family very much. I was truly blessed to have known John & Jan and enjoyed our conversations throughout the years growing up in Windmill Mobile Home Park. God Bless everyone in this time of mourning, Tom Spencer.

Nancy Theroux
April 5, 2024 at 1:51 am

I have known Jan for over 50 years. She, along with her husband John were both employees of Theroux Development and most importantly, friends to me and my parents, Frank and MaryJane Theroux. Jan was one the most hardwoking people I have ever known. Jan played a key role in Windmill Park. She and MaryJane put on fabulous parties at the Park for New Years Eve, Christmas, Halloween and Easter for hundreds of residents. And Jan was the coordinator for the monthly bohemians that were held at Windmill Park.

In her later years Jan faced many medical complications and I was in awe of her tenacity and positive outlook no matter what obstacle she faced. And when her husband John faced similar obstacles she never waivered in her support and care for him desipite what challenges she was facing personally. She was truly a devoted wife.

On a personal note Jan was a great cook. I have many of her handwritten receipes and I use them often. She was the queen of great down home cooking. But, the thing I miss most were our impromptu gab sessions. My cousins and I would stop by her house unannounced when we were taking hikes around Windmill Park and have impromptu sessions discussing all things Windmill Park and beyond with her and John. She never turned us away when we knocked on the door and always made us feel welcome.

John and Jan had five wonderful children which is a testament to their role as parents. They were equally proud of all of them which was typically a topic of conversation. Her children were always there for Jan and John no matter what challenge they were facing.

I wish Jan the best in her next life.

April 6, 2024 at 6:52 pm

I’ve included the link to the slideshow that was played at the service for anyone who would like to view this.
My Grandma was an incredible person who will be dearly missed!


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