Joseph Decker

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died March 22, 2007

Joseph F. Decker, age 89, of 1401 North 23rd Street, Escanaba, died Tuesday morning March 27, 2007 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba following a brief illness.
Joseph was born May 8, 1917 in Manitowoc, WI the son of Antone and Ann (Krish) Decker.

Joe served his country in the US Army. He was stationed with the Tank Battalion 762 Army Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He worked as a clerk in the PX.

Joe spent his entire working career as a car salesman in the Powers and Escanaba area, beginning his career in 1937 with Peninsula Motors and later Bracket Chevrolet, forming Decker/Kirschner Auto Sales prior to the war. After his honorable discharge, Joe continued selling automobiles culminating in 1965 with the prestigious National

0 Tributes for “Joseph Decker

    Dear Joe Decker Family,
    It is with our sincere condolence in the loss of your loved one, our friend and aquaintance, Joe Decker.

    Joe was never without a smile upon his face. Always friendly no matter where you ran into him at. We all at one time or another purchased a vehicle from Joe. Sometimes more than once. He will be truely missed.

    Please allow Brother Lord Jesus to embrace you with His devine knowing that Joe is not actually depart from you. Rather, he lives on within you, in your heart. Where you are, he is.

    Kindest Regards with Blessings,
    John & Judy (Samuelson, Kidd, Dart, Brodd) Lippens
    John & Jan (Kidd) Dahn

    Judy Dart-Lippens & Jan Kidd-Dahn
    Escanaba, MI

    Would like to express my sympathy to the Decker children/grandchildren on the loss of their father/grandfather. Joe was very colorful and always had a story or joke to tell. I will miss him when I come into the dealership. Hang onto your memories of your dad/grandfather, they will sustain you thru this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

    Andrea Sullivan
    Escanaba, MI

    Mike, Terry, Sandy, & Renee,

    I am so sorry for your lost. My memory of Joe goes back to when I was 16 and buying my first car. Joe sold me a white station wagon. Most people would think 16 and a station wagon but Joe knew I just had gotten married and wanted to fill it with babies. What was I thinking?

    Your dad always had a “Hi how you doing” and a big big smile for everyone. I wonder if he’s having a good cigar in heaven!! If anyone could talk the big guy upstairs into allowing it, it would be your dad.
    I will keep you all in my prayers.

    Judi Good
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Mike, Sandy, Terry, Renee & All The Family,

    We are sorry that we can’t be there, but it is not fesible for us to come. But you know we will be there in spirit. Joe had a nice long life, which many have many memories of him to share. Good memories always help get one through bad times.

    We will keep Joe and All of You in our prayers.

    Love & Prayers,
    Clarence & Irene

    Clarence & Irene Decker
    Yuma, AZ

    Dear Pa Pa. Joe.

    You will be missed very much we will miss you, glad you sold me my last Van. Going to keep it until it can’t go any more. PaPa Joe keep saleing the autos. you can do it. You will be missed by everyone but your family the most. God Bless. Keep that smile the sun will be out all the time then.

    Albert, Verna Bonifas Sr.
    Bark River, MI

    Every time I went to Decker-Koepp Auto, Joe was there to say “Good Morning, You looking for Mike??” Then, if I had to wait, he would reminisce about my Mom and living in Powers. He will be missed by many.

    Marie Iverson
    Clearwater, FL

    Dear Terry and Family,

    I was sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It is never easy to let them go. Remember the laughter you all shared.

    Thinking of you.

    Lynne Miller
    Cooks, MI

    To the family of Joe Decker, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather, great grand father he was a super man. I bought several cars from him over the years and he was always there if you had any questions. He will be deeply missed. My prayers are with all of you

    Judy Warner
    Escanaba, MI

    Mike and family, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. He was one great guy. I bought my first car from him…and will remember him at the casino…saying how’s it going young fellow…with his cigar…and later just an old cigatette in his mouth not lit…me and him would laugh about it and say this place su-ks…hahahahaha…

    Daivid L. Johnson
    Escanaba, MI

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