Jeanette Decker

Date of Death: Dec 26, 2011
Jeanette Decker
[highlight_text] (1934 – 2011) [/highlight_text] Jeanette Decker, 77, of Waupun, died Monday evening, Dec. 26, 2011, at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.


[leftcolumn] Jeanette was born January 9, 1934, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Henry and Mary Druif Triezenberg.

On April 30, 1953, she married Elmer Decker in Chicago, Ill.

Following their marriage the couple resided in Oak Lawn, Ill. until August 1966, at which time they moved to Waupun.

Jeanette was a member of Alto Christian Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school for 40 years and sang in the church choir. Her hobby was making doll clothes, which she shared with many people.

Jeanette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews and a good friend to many.

Jeanette is survived by her husband of 58 years, Elmer Decker of rural Waupun; a son, Bill (Barb) Decker of Waupun; a daughter, Cathy (Mike) Dunlap of Skokie, Ill.; four grandchildren: Carrie and Ben Decker and Michael and Matthew Burke; two great-grandchildren: Elise Decker and Olivia Gabine; a son-in-law, Jim Burke of Adams, Wis., a brother, Melvin (Arlene) Triezenberg of Everett, Wash.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters: Grace and Joyce Decker and Donna Burke; four brothers; and two sisters.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Jeanette Decker will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Christian Reformed Church in Alto with Rev. Forsell Gappa officiating.

Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

[highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Jeanette Decker may call on the family on Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. [/rightcolumn]

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The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full]



  1. Gerald & Lorraine Beal Says: December 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Please accept our sympathy in the death of your mother. Hope you and Barb are doing well.

  2. Patti Walker- CNA Says: December 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss! Jeanette was a very special lady. I enjoyed caring for Jeanette. She always had a kind word. She loved doing for others even though she was not feeling the greatest. She loved sewing for the grandkids. I will miss her very much! Jeanette was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers go to Jeanette’s family!! One of Jeanette’s CNA/Caregivers Patti Walker

  3. Mary Triezenberg Hogan Says: December 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Uncle Elmer, and family;
    My sister Lynn let me know today that Aunt Jeanette has passed away and I wanted to send to you my love and my sincere sympathy. You are not alone in your mourning as I know many will miss her – she was a wonderful Aunt to us always. I know she is in heaven with all who passed before her and she is happy and not in pain. I will say a special prayer for her and will keep you all close in prayer as well.
    With love,
    Mary, Mark and Doug Hogan

  4. Debbie Chosa Says: December 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Dear Uncle Elmer & Family,
    This news fills my heart with much sadness. Please know that we are all thinking of you, and sending you hugs & prayers.
    God Bless,
    Debbie, Rick, & Sarah
    Kaukauna, WI

  5. Jim & Sharon Sell Says: December 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Aunt Nette was the most postive, loving influence in my life. If it were not for her & my dearest Uncle Elmer & the Grace of God … she will be so very missed in this world that she always took the time & her heart to love. I know that she is a beautiful addition to heaven and now she is home with her daughters, sisters, brothers & parents along with so many others. I have always loved you, my dearest Aunt Nette & you have always had a very special place in my heart … you always will! Thank you & thank God that I had you in my life … Your loving niece, ‘Cheri’

  6. Jeff Triezenberg Says: December 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Uncle Elmer, Cathy, Bill and families; and to Linda, Lori, Barb and all the other cousins and families in the Wisconsin and Chicago areas:
    Mom (Arlene) just called me about an hour ago to let me know the news of Aunt Jeanette’s passing. All of my aunts and uncles had a tremendous impact on me during my younger years, but Aunt Jeanette was certainly the dearest of them all. I like to think that as her youngest Triezenberg nephew, we had a bit of a special connection. She will always hold a special place in my heart for all the care and love she has shown me over the years. Her Christmas letter to me 12 years ago truly exhibited what a magnificent woman she was…and still is! Everyone who knew her was blessed to have done so.
    Uncle Elmer, please take care of yourself and may the Lord bring peace to your heart. You are loved by many, and I will be keeping you in my prayers.
    With love and so many happy memories in my heart,
    Jeff Triezenberg
    Rolesville, NC

  7. Thomas Howard Says: December 31, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Uncle Elmer & Decker Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of Aunt Jeanette. Her enduring kindness, faith, strength, and courage remain as the guideposts of my life.

    With Sympathy,

    Tom Howard

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