Louie Deckard

October 23, 1933May 24, 2013

Louie Deckard, born October 23, 1933 to Elsie Mae (Floyd) and Lonnie Deckard of Belmont, Indiana died at the age of 79 on May 24th, 2013. Louie served as a Sergeant during the Korean War receiving the National Defense Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal; Korean Service Ribbon; and, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Upon his discharge in 1961, Louie remained a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, living his last days on the farm he loved with his wife of 58 years, Vera Joy, in Ogilville, Indiana. Louie owned his own company, Kay Manufacturing, a tool and die fabricating company in Columbus, Indiana, serving customers such as Cummins Engine Company until his retirement at the age of 52 to pursue his passion of farming full-time. Louie is survived by his wife, Vera Joy Deckard; his son Kevin Deckard; his daughters Julie Weiler, Leah Hallett (David), Lisa Stiffler (William); six grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as his three brothers; Herman (Wilma) Deckard, Joseph (Darlene) Deckard and Lonnie (Darlene) Deckard, Jr. and his three sisters; Lucille (Kenneth) Stevens, Maxine Braswell and Peggy Armstrong. Louie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cecil and Leslie Deckard. A private celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Dan & Elli McElroy

July 5, 2013

Dear Joy,
Dan and I send our condolences on your loss of Louie. We always enjoyed his company. He had a great sense of humor, was a kind, gentle man, and was always smiling. We will truly miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Our deepest sympathies,
Elli and Dan McElroy

May 30, 2013

Dear Joy and Family, I want to send my sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your husband. I didn't know Louie,but I remember you Joy. We graduated from High School together in l953. May the Lord God bless all of you and comfort you is my prayer.

Sincerely Julia Germaine Hoesman Martin

May 28, 2013

Dear Joy and family, We want to extend our sympathy to you on the passing of Louie. Sincerely, Carolyn and Wayne Meyer

Bev Voelz-Allen

May 27, 2013

Dear Mrs. Deckard, you & my mom were good friends. Later in life, your daughter Leah & I were also the best of friends. I was lucky to spend some time in your home & see what wonderful parents you were.
My brother & I wish you & Leah, as well as all the family, the best of memories. As you know, we lost our mom this year. Losing her is the hardest thing I have ever tried to deal with.
Bart & I want you all to know that we have you in our prayers. We will continue to think of you all & wish you happy thoughts.

Bart & Beverly (Voelz) Allen

May 27, 2013

Dear Joy and Family:
Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you in the passing of Louie. You have given him the very best of care during these last declining years of poor health. His struggle to breathe has now ended.
We will always remember your visit to Las Vegas and the fun time we had together. It was special to have Louie as our friend.
His legacy is all of you, a wonderful loving family.
Bernie & Dee Weber