Thomas A. Decker, of Cassopolis

June 9, 1944 — Jan. 29, 2019

Thomas A. Decker, 74, of Cassopolis, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2019.

He was born June 9, 1944, in South Bend, the oldest of three children born to Dean and Betty Decker.

Tom was a lifelong Cassopolis resident. He was passionate about the outdoors and loved spending time in the field hunting pheasant with one of his beloved dogs. Fall was another great season of Tom’s. Whitetail hunts, trips to Newfoundland or the rugged terrain of Montana.

Spring and summer offered Tom another chance to spend his time outdoors. He loved to fish with his friends. Tom was a general contractor and built and repaired homes for many in the area. He was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2016 and was doing very well with his treatments.

Thomas will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends who loved him. He is survived by his fiancee Paula Wilson, of Cassopolis; two daughters, Tonya (Jason) Morgan, of Three Rivers, Terri-Anne Decker, of Dowagiac; one son, Thomas Decker Jr., of Florida; one daughter, Tina (John) Steiner, of Three Rivers; one grandson, Benjamin Thomas Morgan; one granddaughter, Jenna Steiner, of Three Rivers; twin sisters, Susan (Gregg) Miller, of South Bend and Sarah (Milton) Kley, of Bargersville, Indiana.

Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Camp; her husband, Alden; and his father, Dean Decker, and his grandparents.

Family and friends will gather from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis.

The family prefers contributions in Thomas’ memory be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Michigan Chapter, 1471 East Twelve Mile, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071, or any charity close to the heart of the donor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

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