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Orville Decker
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1912
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 2009

Orville Decker, 97, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009.

Orville was born in Brunersburg, Ohio, to the late Sidney Orville and Florence Mary Decker.

He and Marjorie "Doris" Reyff began their 70 plus year marriage on April 11, 1936, in Defiance, Ohio. Marjorie preceded him in death on March 17, 2008.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude and two brothers, Eugene and Bernard.

Orville is survived by: a son, Ronald (Shirley) Decker of Middletown, Ohio; two daughters, Susan Kurfess and Nancy Jane (J.W.) Frey, both of Bowling Green, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 nephews.

Orville graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he lettered in track and field.

Mr. Decker was a teacher for the Rossford City Schools retiring in 1972.

He was a member the First United Methodist Church and a past member and Sunday school teacher of Faith United Methodist Church, Luckey, Ohio.

Orville also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Pemberville for over fifty years, and a lifelong member of the Falcon Club.

He was an avid sports enthusiast.

The family would like to give a special, Thank You to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Katie, Cynthia and Dee. They would also like to thank Rose, Mary, Carrie, Tiffany and Janice for their compassionate care.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 28, 2009, from 2:00 PM until the Time of Service at 3:00 PM. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., PO Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; Tele: 419/352-2171, Pastor Tom Moyer officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the First United Methodist Church.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Published in Toledo Blade on December 27, 2009 
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  Marjorie Decker (1911 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec. B, Lot 114, Plot C, Map loc. 5I
Created by: Avril Mason Mussehl
Record added: Mar 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49699117
Orville Decker
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Orville Decker
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Orville Decker
Added by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
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let light perpetual shine upon him
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013

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