Margaret DeDecker


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Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 8:53 pm
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Funeral services for Margaret H. DeDecker, 87, of Silvis, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Committal services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. Anyone wishing to attend should be at the funeral home by 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. DeDecker died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Margaret Eggerichs was born on March 4, 1926, in Chicago, the daughter of Frederick and Hermina Feldman Eggerichs. She was raised in East Moline and Carbon Cliff, and graduated from United Township High School, Class of 1944. She married Henry L. DeDecker on Nov. 27, 1947, at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline.
She was a loving homemaker. After her children were raised, she worked at the former Colona Avenue State Bank, East Moline, for 12 years.
She enjoyed wintering in Florida with her husband. She was a talented seamstress, making clothes for all her children, including wedding and bridesmaid dresses for her daughters. She loved to bake, garden and have daily coffee with the neighborhood ladies for their "therapy."
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Henry DeDecker, Silvis; daughters, Jan (Jerry) Fisher, Roscoe, Ill., Mary (Paul) Bechtold, Charlotte, N.C., and Julie (Craig) Mumma, Silvis; sons, Jon (Nancy) DeDecker, Coal Valley, and David DeDecker, Bluffton, S.C.; and grandchildren, Erik and Mark Fisher and Andrea and Kameron DeDecker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, George, Fred and Herman Eggerichs.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the caring staff of Park Vista, Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House and Illini Restorative Care Center.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 



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