Richard Neil Decker, age 70, of Leon, Iowa, the son of Donald Foster and Doris Louise (Eastin) Decker, was born May 1, 1951, in Leon, Iowa. He died at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Richard grew up in Leon and graduated from Central Decatur High School in 1969. He then started working construction. On December 20, 1969, he was united in marriage to Jerilyn “Jeri” Kay Rohde. They made their home in Leon and were blessed with two children, Darin and Korbi. After working construction Richard worked for Parson’s Skelly gas station, the Department of Transportation, and Doctor Viner as a ranch hand. In 1979, he started at Crestline Windows and in 1983, he moved his family to Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he was a supervisor for six years. Then he took a job as the plant manager of Vetter Manufacturing. He and Jeri divorced and Richard returned to Leon in April of 1992. He went back to Crestline and drove a delivery truck from 1993, until 1995, when he became a service tech for the company. After 28 years working for SNE, the parent company of Crestline, he resigned and worked for Lance Bell from 2006, until 2017, when he retired.
On August 3, 2002, he was united in marriage to Sherry Marie McCaull in Leon, Iowa. Her four children, Kendall, Stacy, Selena, and Shelby, became part of his family, too.
In early years, Richard was on the Leon Volunteer Fire Department. He joined the Leon Rodeo Committee in 1974, and continued to help in many ways until the time of his death. He enjoyed his cattle, watching Nascar races, John Wayne movies and MASH on TV, and being a part of R&D Farms with his son since 1992. He loved the time spent with his grandchildren and his acreage on the edge of town.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Sherry Decker on November 24, 2017; nephew, Chad Decker; and father-in-law, Bill McCaull. Those who will miss him most are his children, Darin & Kathleen Decker of Davis City, Iowa, Korbi Feltz of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Kendall & Megan Wood of Des Moines, Iowa, Stacy Wood of Leon, Selena & Brent Lundin of Carlisle, Iowa and Shelby & Michael Kosiek, of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Kelsie, Lakyn, Knox, Lukas, Logan, Gavin, and Rosalee, plus another one expected in May of 2022; brother, Charles & Linda Decker of Leon; sister, Donna Flummer of Leon; niece, Mindi Decker; nephew, Danny & Barbara Flummer; mother-in-law, Sharon McCaull of Ankeny, Iowa; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Sherry.
A memorial fund has been established by the Family.