Maurice F. Decker, 89, of Champaign died at 9:25 on Sunday September 19 at C-U Nursing and Rehabilitation in Savoy. There will be a funeral service at 11:00 on September 27 at Owens Funeral Home (101 N. Elm St.) in Champaign. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In accordance with family wishes, he will be cremated after the service.
Maurice was born on December 31, 1931 in Philo, IL, a son of Herman and Loretta (Laley) Decker. He married Rosemary Baum on May 11, 1957.
Survivors include: His wife of 64 years; sons Paul and James Decker; daughter Joyce Altes; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Maurice served his country in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Unity High School and went to Illinois Commercial College for 2 years. Maurice retired from the U of I, where he was a water station manager.
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