Henry Decker, 75

Henry A Decker, 75, of Wabash, died at 12:04 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Peru, to Dallas and Catherine V. (Gambee) Decker.

Henry married Sue "Karen" Malott at the Northside Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wabash on Oct. 20, 1962; she died July 3, 2012.

He worked at Celotex in Lagro for 34 years retiring in 2001. Henry was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon and sang in the church choir. He lived most of his life in Wabash. He enjoyed attending Honeywell House events and was active in the Wabash County Historical Society at the Wabash County Museum. 

He is survived by five children, Lori A. (Steven) Foust of Roann, Dallas (Rebel Ann) Decker of Wabash, Lisa Decker, Henry Decker Jr., and  James Decker, all of Peru; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a stillborn daughter, a great- granddaughter; his brother, Larry A. Decker; and his foster parents, Paul and Helen Roth.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Jonathan Cornell officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Friday from 12 - 2:00 pm before the service at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Presbyterian Church.

The memorial guest book for Henry may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Mar 14