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Ruth Alice Decker

August 10, 1936 - March 21, 2020


Ruth Alice Decker, age 83 of Durand, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born August 10, 1936. the daughter of James and Anna (Lester) Libbey.

Ruth married the love of her life, Douglas Wayne Decker in 1956 in Durand, MI. They spent a wonderful 42 years together before he passed in 1998. Ruth and her husband Douglas owned the 70s restaurant in Bancroft, MI.

Ruth loved to play bingo, play cards and sew. She loved to cook and bake for all of her family and friends. She was caring, loving and always thought about others first. Ruth was always there when you needed her, she had one of the biggest and warmest hearts. She was also a member of the Durand Eagles and Moose Lodge, She worked at the Owen Paper Factory in Morrice, K-Mart and Lollipops Daycare. She loved volunteering at Benefits, Fundraisers and Children's parties.

Ruth will be missed dearly by her children, Dorothy Eddy, Cindy (Randy) Thayer, Nancy (Glenn) Rathbun, Rick Decker, and Randy (Lisa) Decker and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren (38 total).

She was predeceased by her husband Doug, both of her parents and all of her siblings.

There will be a private graveside service held for immediate family.