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Sandra K. Decker
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Sandra K. "Sandy" Decker, age 65, of Gladstone, Illinois; passed away at 10:36 am at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa on May 28, 2018. Sandy was born on August 22, 1952 in Quincy, Illinois and is the daughter of Andrew Gene and Becky Jean Gooding Bridgman. She was raised in Burlington and at the age of 9 moved to the Carman and Gulfport area where she attended the Gladstone Grade School and Union High School. She then later attained her General Education Degree. Sandy married Russell "Rusty" Decker on June 14, 1969 in Oquawka, Illinois and he is surviving. Sandy attended the Burlington Beauty Academy and was a licensed Cosmetologist. She had owned and operated the "Shear Elegance Beauty Salon in Oquawka for over twenty years. She loved gardening and her flower beds, traveling, and visiting winery's and craft breweries, camping. Most of all Sandy loved her family, children, and grandchildren. Sandy was most happy when she made her family the happiest. Surviving her are her husband Russell "Rusty" Decker of Gladstone, Illinois, one daughter, Gretchen Decker of Little York, IL, and son, Russell Amanda) Decker, Jr. of Galesburg, Illinois. There are four grandchildren Tanner M.L. Decker (Sara) and Trace Decker, both of Galesburg, Illinois and their mother Karen Decker of North Henderson, Illinois. Drake and Jade Decker, both of Galesburg, Illinois. Two brothers, Terry (Sharon) Garner and David Bridgman both of Stronghurst, IL and one sister, Dawn (John) Legier of Makanda, Illinois. Step Father Ed Ronner of Gladstone, Illinois and two adopted brothers, Darren (Megan) Ronner and Damien Ronner, both of Gladstone, Illinois

A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Her family plans visitation and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Cremation will then be accorded. A memorial fund is being established for Western Illinois Animal Rescue.

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