Arthur Gerald Decker, 87 passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at a local hospital after sustaining injuries from a fall at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois, his sons, Brent and wife Loan, Bryce and wife Tricia, daughter, Emily, four grandsons, Darrin, Nickolas, Braydn and Issak and his younger sister, Charlotte resides in St. Mary’s, Kansas and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mary Decker, sister, Winnie, and brothers, Robert and Willis.
Mr. Decker was born and raised in Rossville, Kansas and later became a lifelong resident of Topeka, Kansas. In his early years, Mr. Decker worked at his parents’ farm. After high school, he served in the Navy and later in the Marines during the Korean War. He worked at Goodyear for 38 years before retiring. Mr. Decker was an active member of the Elmont United Methodist Church, Shriners, The Marine Corp League and the local Lincoln Club. His hobbies included antique cars, antique toys, working in the yard and taking care of his beloved pets. He was a good father and husband and was always there to help anyone in need.
Funeral services for Arthur will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 NW Church Lane, where his family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Private burial will be at Half Day Cemetery.