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Gerlaine "Toots" M. Decker

Gerlaine “Toots” M. Decker, 84 of Streator passed away Thursday morning (March 8th) at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Care Center.

Following cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 AM at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery.

The Winterrowd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Toots was born on October 22, 1933 in Streator to Samuel Mitchell and Frances Elizabeth (Faulkner) Cunningham. 

She married Raymond “Chub” Decker on May 20, 1961.  He survives.  

Surviving are sons, Greg (Bunny) Fisher of Davis, IL and David (Brenda) Decker of Streator, 3 grandchildren, Christy Fisher, Jacob Fisher and Lindsay (Jason) Tincher, 5 great-grandchildren, Aiden Vargochik, Sylas and Dash Fisher, Clayton Englert and Chase Hamara, brother-in-law, Clarence Shaw and sister-in-law, Melva Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bill and Glenn Cunningham, sisters, Joyce Shaw, Nancy Szobar and Mary Jane Loy.

Toots attended St. Anthony grade school and graduated from Streator High School in 1951.  She retired from Mediacom Cable.   Toots loved spending her winters with her husband in Las Vegas. 

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Toots was a wonderful person, a great co-worker, always something good to say, she loved her kids and grand kids, and very proud of Chub. She will be dearly missed.

Roger Bedeker Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Chub. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

JOHN KRASNICAN Mar 11 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Cunningham & Decker family
I am sincerely sorry about the loss of your dear loved one Gerlaine. I know words could not describe the grief you are personally experiencing but please allow the precious memories & support of friends & family help carry you during these difficult time. Also Another source of comfort is found in God's written word the Bible where the Creator of life tells us what the hope can be for such ones like your dear Toots in the near future is to have life again. God guarantees that: ""From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them."-Hosea 13:4 Please accept my deepest sympathies & a warm invitation for you to find more comfort at jw.org
Sincerely C. Flores

C Flores Mar 11 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on March 9, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Toots death, She will be remembered by all her high school friends.
Our condolences to the family
Earlene "Bentley" Kudera

Earline Kudera Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM