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 Rodney Decker

Rodney Earl “Rod” Decker, 46, passed away at his home in Yates Center, on Sept. 19, 2013.
Rod was born July 19, 1967, in Chanute, the son of Ronald Decker and JoAnn (Bishop). Rod grew up in Buffalo and attended Altoona-Midway High School until his graduation. Shortly after, he met and married Jennifer (Barkman). The couple was blessed with a son, Denton, and a daughter, Danae. The couple raised their children in Buffalo but later divorced.
In Rod’s pasttime he enjoyed family gatherings, cooking and barbecuing good food, along with laughter and good conversation. He enjoyed hunting, shooting trap, fishing, four-wheeling and several other activities. He was a big kid at heart always playing in the dirt and building structures, giving him a great sense of accomplishment along with great products to clients. His fun-loving personality along with his gift of gab will be greatly missed.
Rodney Earl Decker was preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Ada Bishop and grandmother Lily McAdams, and an uncle, Clarence Bishop.
Rod is survived by his children Denton Decker and fiancé Jessica Klotz, Yates Center, his daughter Danae Decker, Chanute, but currently residing in Winfield; his parents Ronald and JoAnn Decker, Buffalo; a sister Ronda (Decker) Olson and husband Blane, Buffalo; nephews, Blathan and Bryson Olson, and great-nephew Brantley Olson. Rod is also survived by his faithful companion and friend, his lab Sam, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Cowboy Church and Arena of Life in Toronto. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Memorials may be made to Denton and Danae Decker and sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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