Obituary: Charlotte Decker


A funeral service for Charlotte D. Decker, 83, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation was two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the mortuary. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Decker died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Bickford Cottage.

Charlotte Carstensen was born May 8, 1936, in Davenport, the daughter of Herman and Caroline (LaFeber) Carstensen.

She married Leroy Decker on Feb. 27, 1960, in Davenport. He died in 2008.

She worked for Sears Manufacturing and later retired from Brach’s Candy Company.

Her hobbies were doing yardwork, crafts, watching movies, playing cards, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Pamela (John) Hart, Greenville, S.C., and Barbara (David) Hawkins, Davenport; a son, Gary (Kris) Decker, Davenport; her grandchildren, Michael, Amanda (Kevin), and Matthew (Channing); two great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Barb and Katy.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by several siblings.

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