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Bernard Allen "Bernie" Dekau, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1943
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 2010
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

OBITUARY - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN) - November 29, 2010

Bernard Allen Dekau Jr., 67, Wabash, Indiana passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Millers Merry Manor in Wabash, Indiana. He was born to the late Bernard A. Dekau Sr. and Jessye (Curts) Dekau of Cocoa Beach, Florida in Vincennes, Indiana on July 25, 1943.

He graduated from Wabash High School in 1961 and attended Michigan State University. He retired as owner and operator of the Red Apple Inn, now currently the Charley Creek Inn. He was the third generation in his family to own the hotel. His grandfather Adolf Dekau was a constant mentor in his life. He was an avid outdoors man who traveled extensively which included some favorite places, Lake of the Woods, Canada, Minnesota, Montana, and all parts of Canada. His great loves were his children. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wabash, also a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Along with his mother, Jessye; he is survived by wife, Dorothy Gillian Schoales; son, Nils C. Dekau (Amie) of Austin, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Brent (Alicia) Berglund of Carmel, Indiana; sister, Mrs. Arthur (Susan) Bilder of Cocoa Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Drake and Olivia Dekau both of Austin, Texas and Meredith, Winston and Berit Berglund all of Carmel, Indiana.

Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010 at The Presbyterian Church of Wabash, 123 W. Hill Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with calling one hour prior to the service at the church. Officiating the services will be Rev. William W. Wimberly. #Burial will follow in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana. Visitation for family and friends will be 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Bernie struggled with Parkinson's disease for over 17years. He fought this disease with strength and courage everyday. Please make memorial contributions to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation in remembrance of Bernard A. Dekau Jr..
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  Bernard Allen Dekau (1917 - 1992)
Falls Memorial Gardens
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec New200, lot 702, sp 3
Created by: Friends of Falls Cemeter...
Record added: Dec 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62425957
Bernard Allen Bernie Dekau, Jr
Added by: Friends of Falls Cemetery
Bernard Allen Bernie Dekau, Jr
Added by: Friends of Falls Cemetery
Bernard Allen Bernie Dekau, Jr
Added by: Friends of Falls Cemetery
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