Descendants of Jan Broersen Decker

Notes


1757. Arnold Wesley Decker

Arnold Leslie Decker, 1923, Liber 3, Page 160, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI

Obituary - Funeral

Arnold Wesley Decker, 91, Arnold Wesley Decker moved from his home in Midland to his eternal home in Heaven on October 8, 2014. He was born in Midland on February 22, 1923 to the late Harold and Bernice (Brady) Decker.

He graduated from Midland HIgh School in 1941, and was later named the best second baseman of that era at MHS. He entered the Army in March of 1943 and served during WWII. In June of 1943 he married Gloria Jean Doramus on the same day she graduated from MHS. Four days later, he returned to the Army. In October of that same year he was discharged from the army wihile stationed in Oregon. He returned to Midland, worked a year at Dow Chemical and became one of the first 100 employees at Dow Corning, from where he retired in 1985. He and Gloria have spent each winter since then in San Diego, where their daughter Carole loves. The other seasons of the year have been spent in Midland. Arnold had a life full of family, both in Michigan and in San Diego. His greatest enjoyment in life was to be useful to other people and equally so whether they be friends or family. He was a servant. He served his family very well.

He is survived by his wife Gloria, his daughters, Carole Haworth of San Diego and Nancy Sutherland (Dave) of Plymouth, MI, son David of Flushing, MI, grandchildren, Wes Haworth (Kristi) and Hillary Beltran (Alex) of San Diego, Jenny Roose (Mike) of Plymouth, MI and Sarah Sutherland of Ortonville, MI, and Eric and Kevin Decker, each of Royal Oak, MI and great grandchildren, Brady and Jadyn Haworth in San Diego, Bella Macie and Claire Roose in Plymouth, MI. He is also survived by his brothers, Don of Midland and Gerald of Saginaw. His brother Burton and sisters Evelyn, Barb, and Sharon and twin infant great granddaughters Sophia dnd Lilyana preceded him in death.

His family has deep gratitute for the care, compassion, and tireless optimism of Kym Alexander and Patty Shaffer, caregivers and angels. "They both became part of our family in the last 10 weeks."

"If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say - the opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


1758. Evelyn Dorothy Decker

Obituary: Midland Daily News, September 17, 2003, p. B10

Evelyn Dorothy Calkins

Evelyn Dorothy Calkins, 78, of Midland, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 16, 2003, at her home after an illness.

She was born on Jan. 31, 1925, the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Brady) Decker in Midland, where she was raised and educated. On Dec. 31, 1945, she married Clair L. Calkins in Midland. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his death on June 12, 1998. Evelyn had worked as a nurse's aid at the Midland Hospital, retiring after 24 years of service. She had volunteered for Midland Community Cnacer Services and loved to cook. She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan, but her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Evelyn will be dearly remembered as a very caring person, and upon receiving her terminal diagnosis knew she could depend upon her five best friends-her five children, Terry and Maggie Calkins of Midland, Steve and Karen Calkins of Sanford, Janet and Jim Sequin, Sue and Paul Sheskey and Becky Higgens, all of Midland; grandchildren Chad Calkins, Shannon (Andrew) Betsch, Jamie (Chad) Eyre, Jessie Sequin, Crista Calkins, Craig Calkins, Scott Higgins, Amanda Sheskey, Jimmey (Jennifer) Sequin and Justin Avery; two great-grandchildren; on great-granddaughter due to arrive in October; brothers Gerald Decker of Saginaw, Arnold Decker of Midland and Don Decker of Sanford; and her sisters, Sharon Koerner of Saranac and Barbara Jasman of Lansing. In addition to her parents and her husband, Clair, she was predeceased by her brother Bert Decker.

Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler St. The Rev. D. David Kessler of the Free Methodist Church will officiate, with private interment to take place in Midland Cemetery.

Social Security Death Index Record
about Evelyn Calkins
Name: Evelyn Calkins
SSN: 385-20-3547
Last Residence: 48640 Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 31 Jan 1925
Died: 16 Sep 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Source: Ancestry.com


Clair L Calkins

Served in the Army. Retired from Dow Chemical Co.

Social Security Death Index Record
about Clair L. Calkins
Name: Clair L. Calkins
Last Residence: 48640 Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 22 Jan 1921
Died: 12 Jun 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Source: Ancestry.com


1759. Burton Clair Decker

Worked at Dow Chemical in the power department 34 years. Retired in 1981.

Death info gives birth in September

Burton Clare Decker, 1928, Liber 3, Page 286, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 Record
about Burton C DECKER
Name: Burton C DECKER
Birth Date: 25 September 28
Death Date: 18 April 82
Gender: Male
Residence: Ingersoll, Midland, Michigan
Place of Death: Ingersoll, Midland, Michigan

Source: Ancestry.com


Shirley A. Blais

Description: 15 Jul 1931 according to Soc Security Death Index

Social Security Death Index Record
about Shirley A. Decker
Name: Shirley A. Decker
Last Residence: 48640 Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 15 Jul 1931
Died: 12 Jan 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Source: Ancestry.com


2030. Burton Clair Decker Jr.

Burton Clair Decker, Jr., 1961, Liber 13-2, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI

Social Security Death Index Record
about Burton C. Decker
Name: Burton C. Decker
Last Residence: 48640 Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 25 Jan 1961
Died: 2 Apr 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1977 )

Source: Ancestry.com


1761. Barbara Irene Decker

Barbara Irene Decker, 1936, Liber 4, Page 170, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI


Kenneth Benjamin Jasman

Kenneth Benjamin Jasman, 1932, Liber 6 Page 46, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 Record
about Kenneth B JASMAN
Name: Kenneth B JASMAN
Birth Date: 07 December 1933
Death Date: 20 July 1989
Gender: Male
Residence: Dewitt, Clinton, Michigan
Place of Death: Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan

Source: Ancestry.com

Social Security Death Index Record
about Kenneth B. Jasman
Name: Kenneth B. Jasman
Last Residence: 48906 Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 7 Dec 1933
Died: 20 Jul 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Source: Ancestry.com


1762. Sharon Kay Decker

Sharon Kay Decker, 1942, Liber 4, Page 317, Midland County, Michigan

Source: Midland County, MI 1876-1963 Birth Index, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI


1788. Marjorie May Hill

See SSDI death record.

Social Security Death Index Record
about Marjorie Young
Name: Marjorie Young
Last Residence: 50864 Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States of America
Born: 9 Apr 1915
Died: 5 Mar 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (1955 )

Source: Ancestry.com

(Was given death date of 8 Mar, 1996. Possible date of burial?)


Robert Thomas Fellows

Served US Army, Germany