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William L. Decker

July 21, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

BARAGA - William L. Decker, age 60, passed away at his residence in Baraga on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

He was born in Ironwood on January 21, 1952, the son of the late Walter L. and Elsie (Phillips) Decker, Sr. Bill graduated from Ironwood High School in 1970.

He was a self-employed carpenter and worked for various contractors in the area. He enjoyed fishing, working with leather and going antiquing.

Mr. Decker is survived by his wife and long-time friend, Ruth; son, Jason; daughter, Jessica of Minneapolis; one grandchild; brothers, Clifford Decker of Hurley, Wis., and Walter (Karen) Decker, Jr. of Wisconsin; sisters, Margaret (Bill) Jackson of Ironwood, Alice (Peter) Pertile of Pine Lake, Wis., and Cathy (Don) Pingle of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth and sister-in-law, Kay.

Private services for Mr. Decker will be held at a later date.

Mr. Decker's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, has been entrusted with arrangements.



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