Descendants of Jan Broersen Decker


2103. Donald Eugene Decker

Previously had listed as 5 may 1928, obituary states 10 may 1928

DECKER, Donald Eugene; b: 10May1928, Jacksonville, Il.; d: 10Dec1994, Jacksonville, Il.; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Il.; m: Helen L. Brady on 23Aug1950 in Jacksonville, Il.; fa: Charles Decker, Sr.; mo: Jenny Davis. Survived by his wife; six daughters: Mrs. Michael (Debra) Carl of Simi Valley, Calif., Mrs. Bill (Alicia) Rhea of Arenzville, Mrs. Frank (Rebecca) Zito and Mrs. Gary (Biancca) Bean, both of Lodi, Calif., Mrs. Michael (Kimberly) Ostenburg of Jacksonville and Mrs. Russ (Amanda) McCann of Windsor, Calif.; 15 grand and five g-grandchildren; one brother: Russell Decker of Jacksonville; one sister: Betty Dixon of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three brothers: James and Charles Decker and John Evans; and four sisters: Louise Welch, Jeanette Decker, Kathleen Dickerson and Lillian Sunderland.


East Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois

DECKER, Donald E. 1928 1994
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2106. Elmer Lyman Decker

Listed as Leslie Decker in the 1920 Census (age 8)
Correction: Elmer Lyman is listed in obituary of his sister, and another brother John Leslie. Elmer must be listed as 'Harry'

DECKER, Elmer L. "Bud"; b: 1Nov1912, Jacksonville, Il.; d: 5Dec1988, Jacksonville, Il.; bu: Sadorus Grove Cemetery, Sadorus, Il.; m: Maxine Webel (date and place not stated); fa: Lyman Decker; mo: Phyllis Starr. WWII Navy vet. Survived by his wife; four sons: Elmer L. "Herb" of Decatur, Perry D. of Urbana, Marvin E. of Sadorus and Wendel L. Decker of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter: Mrs. Don (Peggy J.) Munds of Champaign; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one g-grandchild; two brothers: Nelson Decker of Jacksonville and Rollin Decker of Carlinville; two sisters: Mrs. Stella Singer of Springfield and Mrs. Norma Martin of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by his parents; four brothers; and one sister.

2366. Elmer L Decker

Birth date was reported as 3 Jul 1890, which is 4 years after his grandfather was listed as born

Not listed as predeceased in his father's obituary in 1988

2110. Dale Zane Decker

DECKER, Dale Z.; b: 11Jan1924, Jacksonville, Il.; d: 23Jul1984, Jacksonville, Il.; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Il.; m: Rosalie Barfield (date and place not stated); fa: Lyman Decker; mo: Phyllis Starr. WWII vet. Survived by two sons: Gary L. and Ron D. of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Stella Singer of Springfield and Mrs. Norman Martin of Franklin; three brothers: Elmer of Jacksonville, Nelson and Rollin, both of Ft. Worth, Tex. Preceded by three brothers and one sister.


2123. Albert L Collins

Listed as being 1 6/12 years old on 1920 census enumerated in January.

Obituary lists birthdate as 27 Aug 1918 in Jacksonville.


Albert L. Collins

Springfield - Albert L. Collins, 92, of Springfield died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at the St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Jacksonville the son of William and Sally Decker Collins. He married Dorothy Masters in 1941 in St. Louise, MO. She survives in Springfield.

Also surviving are three sons, Gordon, Larry, and Tom; one brother; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

Before retiring Albert worked at Fiat-Allis for 30 years. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 until time of the service. Interment will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. Memorials are suggested to the Fernwood Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

Published in The State Journal-Register on Febraury 14, 2011, retrieved February 15, 2011 from

Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, Illinois

2125. Virgil Lee Hayes

Birth information from 1920 census and obituary abstract.

HAYES, Virgil Lee; b: 20Jul1915, near Prentice, Il.; d: 24Sep1996, Springfield, Il.; bu: (cremated); m: Lucille Stricklan Wiebe on 13May1968 (place not stated); fa: Guy Hayes; mo: Mabel Decker. A resident of Jacksonville, Il. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; a son: Thomas Lee (wife, Maryann) Hayes of Jacksonville; two daughters: Suzanne Wiebe Byus and Mrs. Bill (Judy Wiebe) Beckman, both of Jacksonville; seven grand and four g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a brother: William Hayes.


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2133. Vera Laverne Heaton

Information given on 1920 census, born North Dakota, age 7 (enumerated in January)

Death record lists birth of 7 Jun 1912

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 on

Vera Laverne Quackenbush
Birth 7 Jun 1912, Bismarck ND
Death 29 Nov 2001, Hennepin, MN
City: Edina
Mother's Maiden Name: Conley
State File Number: 2001-MN-532637

Born: 7 June 1912
Died: 29 Nov 2001
State Issued; North Dakota
Last Res: Minneaplis, MN