Rodney Earl “Rod” Decker, 46, passed away at his home in Yates Center, on Sept. 19, 2013.
Rod was born July 19, 1967, in Chanute, the son of Ronald Decker and JoAnn (Bishop). Rod grew up in Buffalo and attended Altoona-Midway High School until his graduation. Shortly after, he met and married Jennifer (Barkman). The couple was blessed with a son, Denton, and a daughter, Danae. The couple raised their children in Buffalo but later divorced.
In Rod’s pasttime he enjoyed family gatherings, cooking and barbecuing good food, along with laughter and good conversation. He enjoyed hunting, shooting trap, fishing, four-wheeling and several other activities. He was a big kid at heart always playing in the dirt and building structures, giving him a great sense of accomplishment along with great products to clients. His fun-loving personality along with his gift of gab will be greatly missed.
Rodney Earl Decker was preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Ada Bishop and grandmother Lily McAdams, and an uncle, Clarence Bishop.
Rod is survived by his children Denton Decker and fiancé Jessica Klotz, Yates Center, his daughter Danae Decker, Chanute, but currently residing in Winfield; his parents Ronald and JoAnn Decker, Buffalo; a sister Ronda (Decker) Olson and husband Blane, Buffalo; nephews, Blathan and Bryson Olson, and great-nephew Brantley Olson. Rod is also survived by his faithful companion and friend, his lab Sam, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Cowboy Church and Arena of Life in Toronto. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Memorials may be made to Denton and Danae Decker and sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
Ruby Lavohn (Jarred) Owens, 93, Iola, formerly of rural Humboldt, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Greystone Residential Care in Iola.Ruby was born Oct. 13, 1921, on a farm north of Altoona, the daughter of Roy and Nina (Lawson) Jarred. She grew up on the family farm and... [More]
Norman Beck, brother of Vickey Mai Beck, LaHarpe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.Funeral services will be held in Des Moines on Saturday.
Margaret Evelyn Harris, 90, Kincaid, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.She was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Iola, the daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Boone) Trine. Evelyn was proud to be a granddaughter of Daniel and Nathan Boone. Evelyn... [More]
HUMBOLDT — Most days, Julie Sterling’s only concession to fashion is her diamond earrings. Otherwise, she’s comfortable wearing nary a trace of makeup, a no-fuss bob for a hairdo, and she finds jeans and rubber boots are the most practical.Julie is a modern-day... [More]
One of Vera Hunt’s most exciting moments in her life all started with a letter.In 1991, Hunt read an article in the National Enquirer about readers writing to actors with the same birthday as theirs. Hunt wrote her letter to Melody Thomas Scott who plays Nikki on the daytime... [More]
LAHARPE — Steve Holloway notes the irony of the LaHarpe post office’s location at the intersection of Main and Eighth streets.“You can tell it’s at the highest point in town,” he said.Indeed, the post office is situated near the crest at a slight... [More]
CHANUTE — After just eight practices, it’s difficult enough for a coach to remember players’ names let alone put together a varsity lineup.Nevertheless, tennis head coach Jenn Bycroft took the Iola Fillies to Chanute to compete in their first varsity meet of... [More]
After serving as Allen’s assistant coach for five years, Whitney Shaw was finally able to celebrate her first victory as a collegiate head coach on Monday night — in a high school gym.Although the Red Devils were not able to open their season in their own gymnasium... [More]