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Sadie Decker

A celebration of life for Sadie Decker, 104, of Peabody, who passed away peacefully July 31. 2021, will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 21, 2021 at Peabody United Methodist Church.

Visitation will precede at 9 a.m. A graveside will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, with lunch afterward at the Church.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many, she was born July 17, 1917, on her family’s farm six miles south of Galva. She was the third youngest of eight children born to Isaac and Carrie Jantz.

She met her future husband, La Verne Decker of Moundridge, at her 21st birthday party, organized by her younger sister, Elda.

They were married May 24, 1939, at Emmanuel Mennonite Church and moved to a farm south of Peabody.

There, over the next six decades, they established their farm and became firmly established in the Peabody community.

She was an accomplished homemaker, raising two sons while helping with farming chores.

She loved to sew, making many of her own clothes and quilts for the family.

A life well-lived indeed, her legacy will be carried warmly in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, La Verne, and her eight siblings.

She is survived by sons Rodger and wife Sharon of El Dorado and Darrel and wife Helen of Westminster, Colorado; grandchildren Danielle, Carissa and husband Chris, Alan and wife Jonette, Karla and husband Craig, and Laura and husband Adrian; and great-grandchildren Cole, Jacob, Kaelyn, Brody, Dylan, Rylan, Lyanna, Samantha, Austin, and Avery.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Sadie’s name to Peabody Senior Center, 106 N Walnut St, Peabody KS 66866

Baker Funeral Home Peabody-Valley Center is handling arrangements.

Last modified Aug. 12, 2021