- October 12, 1938 - December 9, 2012
- Galva, Kansas
of Norma's Passing
- Memorial donations may be given to:
Cornerstone Bible Church
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“My heart aches for all of you. I'm so sorry to read of the passing of Norma. What a great person she was. She always made me smile and I enjoyed her...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Pam Koeller - Piedmont, KS
“Uncle Larry & family,
Uncle Larry and Aunt Norma have always been there for us and we are forever grateful. How precious the memories and how you...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Rich & Cheryl Stieben - McPherson, KS
“Norma was a significant role model for me--as she was for so many others! My confidante, surrogate mother, and wonderful friend. We might go for a...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Dorthy Stucky Halley - Topeka, KS
“Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Angie and Misty
Via Christi St. Francis
4 of 25 | Posted by: Angie - KS
“My heart is broken over the death of precious Norma. I have missed both you & her smiling face & spirited personality so much. I so wish I would...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Mim Wedel - McPherson, KS
“We were shocked to learn of Norma's sudden death. We are unable to attend services as we will be out of the state for a few days. Larry and Michelle...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Harris and Faye Ann Terry - KS
“Larry, Michelle, Michael & Matthew & family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Norma. My sisters and I fondly remember staying with Grandpa...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Debbei Alexander Henkle - IA
“I loved spending time at Norma's house with the neighborhood girls. She was a mom to many of us, and treated us that way! She was never mad at us,...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Anita Walters - Galva, KS
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Ken and I have so many wonderful memories of sweet Norma and the many...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Connie Clark - Greensburg, PA
“Betty and I moved away, but we took fond memories with us. Norma is there. We can never forget the wild hockey games and "Dumb Goalie" The penny ante...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Delbert Storm - Bella Vista, AR
“Larry, Michelle, Michael, Matthew,
We wish to pass along our most sincere and deepest condolences to you and your families at this sad time....Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Timothy Graham - KS
“Norma was such a dear sweet person! I will have Larry and all the family in my prayers.
12 of 25 | Posted by: Pattie Kasiska - San Marcos, CA
“To the Decker family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Norma. Many years ago she babysat for our son David. She was so sweet and caring and so...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Jonette Yost - Nickerson - Friend
“So very sad to hear about your Moma. I always thought it would be hard to loose someone you love right at Christmas. My Moma died on 12-12-02. And...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS
“So sorry to hear about Normas passing,very special lady she always had a smile on her face,remembering the time Norma and Larry came to visit in...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Rhonda(Mittelsteadt)Schlie - MN
“Larry,Michelle&family.I'll truely miss Sweet Normal from her smiles,cooking,parties&get together's at the house which won't seem the same without her...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy Musselman - McPherson , KS
“My deepest sympathy to you, Larry, and to your family. May your faith lesson the pain of this sudden loss and sustain you through this Christmas...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Wanita Gwinn - Wichita, KS
“To the Decker Family,
My heart is heavy with sadness at the death of your family matriarch, Norma Decker. Family was the center of her life and I...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Jerri Wall - McPherson, KS
You touched so many children and families lives over the years. Thanks for everything you did for me growing up. Everyone is going to...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Brad Stieben - Tampa, FL
“Norma was a gentle, kind and loving person. She will be missed. I remember that the last time I saw she and Larry she served me Peach Pie.
20 of 25 | Posted by: Denny Walthers - McPherson, KS
You are in my thoughts and prayers this week and I know God is with you and the girls and your dad. He will surround you with family and...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Huffman - Broken Arrow, OK
“Larry, Michelle and family,
My heart is breaking for you. I will always remember Norma with the most beautiful, contagious smile. Her faith and...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Trish Scott - McPherson, KS
“Dear Larry Michelle and all of your dear family,, We are crying with you and so sad to lose such a wonderful lady as Norma. We all loved her and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: LaWanda Koehn
“Larry, Michelle and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Norma.C8Wme
24 of 25 | Posted by: Carol (Shugar) Dies - Moundridge, KS
“Aunt Norma you will be missed so much! I remember so many great moments with you and Uncle Larry growing up. You are in a better place now and...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: TARA CAPPS - SCOTT CITY, KS
Norma D. Decker, 74, of Galva, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Via Christi - St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was a homemaker and lifetime Galva resident.
She was born October 12, 1938, in McPherson, the daughter of John C. and Edith V. (Johnson) Alexander. She graduated from Galva High School in 1956.
On April 28, 1957, she was united in marriage to Larry W. Decker at the Galva United Methodist Church.
Norma was a member of Cornerstone Bible Church in McPherson.
Survivors include: husband, Larry of the home; a daughter, Michelle King (Sammie) of Galva, KS; sons, Michael Decker (Saundra) of San Antonio, TX and Matthew Decker (Sheryl) of Bartlesville, OK; brothers, Robert Alexander (Bonnie) of Salina, KS and Eldon Alexander (Jody) of Galva, KS; sister, Donna Clark (Vernon) of Bartlesville, OK; grandchildren, Edie Perez (Roger), Emilie Schulz (Michael), Ellie King, Christopher Decker (Leah), Carley Decker, Cassidy Decker, Jaci Decker, Braxton Decker, and Lilly Decker; and five great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, December 14, at Countryside Covenant Church. Pastor John Stultz and Pastor Jon Black will officiate the service. Burial at Empire Cemetery in Galva will be at 9:00 AM on Friday, prior to the memorial service. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to Cornerstone Bible Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.