Earl E. Decker

March 3, 1927August 21, 2013

DECKER, Earl E. – Age 86, of Columbiaville died, Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. Mr. Decker was born March 3, 1927 in Flint the son of Henry and Louie Decker. Earl served his country during W.W.II with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an avid card player and sportsman. Surviving are his children, Lenore (Oscar) Flores, Steven Decker, Douglas (Terri) Decker. His dear companion of 30 years Karen Schalau and her children, Tammy (Jim) Ferguson and Tim (Theresa) Schalau; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Brownell, Cathy (Jack) Graham; brother, Russell (Susan) Decker; many nieces and nephews; a host of friends including his best friend, Pete. Mr. Decker was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children Marian Manning Decker, sweet granddaughter Trisha, brother, Carl Decker, sister, Maxine LaBeau and nieces and nephews. Friends may visit the family from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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L. A.

August 29, 2013

Thanks for your service to our country. RIP

Debby Bankey

August 28, 2013

So Sorry........Peace to all!

Lynne Spence

August 27, 2013

Lenore, Michael and Earl Jr I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to spend time sharing wonderful memories of your father, grandfather and greatgrandfather while you are together honoring his passing.

August 27, 2013

So Sorry...Gary and Debbie Stoinski

Denise McCord

August 24, 2013

I am sorry for our loss. Lenore, the care and love you gave your father is commendable. His humor will be missed. His spunk will be missed. His presence at our family reunions will be missed. Please give him a kiss for me.

Margaret Hibbert

August 24, 2013

Booer you were a good neighbor and you will be missed. I will never forget the Puff Balls. They were wonderful.

Raul Garcia

August 24, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers even more-so at this sad time. Raul Jr., Kathy and family.

Micheal Stringer

August 24, 2013

Thank U Grandfather 4 U, life is short and I will see U soon.

August 23, 2013

I have a lot of wonderful memories growing up at your house with you and your parents., both were very good to thoughts and prayers with you and your brothers. Love, Lynn

Bob & Jan Potts

August 23, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Earls passing, he is now in the hands of our Lord. Our hearts and prayers to the family and loved ones that you find peace within yourselves. Uncle Earl will be dearly missed... but his memory will live on in our hearts forever.