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Full Text of SR0031  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Lyle E. Decker of Rock Island, who
4passed away on December 11, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker was born to Charlie and Minnie (Hall)
6Decker in Burgess on March 9, 1932; he graduated from Aledo
7High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force during the
8Korean War; he was formerly married to Joyce Bewley; he later
9married Maxine Beasley Taylor in August of 1982; and
10    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker worked at Bear Manufacturing for 26
11years until their closing; he later worked at Material
12Products and Tri-City Manufacturing for many years; he owned
13Decker's Welding and did upholstery work from his shop at
14home; he was a deputy sheriff with the Mercer County Sheriff
15Department and later for the Aledo Police Department; and
16    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker was a member of the Illinois Police
17Association; and
18    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker loved camping, fishing, playing pool
19at Maggie's Place in Reynolds, going to casinos with his
20daughters, and wintering in Arizona; and



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1    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker was preceded in death by his parents;
2his wife, Maxine; his grandson, Brandon Gehn; his brothers,
3Bert, Arvid, Lee, Charles, and Cletus Decker; and his sister,
4Lila Bloomfield; and
5    WHEREAS, Lyle Decker is survived by his daughters,
6Christine Palmer, Kathy (Kurt) Gehn, and Cindy Miller; his
7stepchildren, Albert "Butch" (Karen) Taylor and Sandy Conklin;
8his grandchildren, Deena Bradford, Tara Carr, Justin (Amy)
9Fowler, Honesty (Dewey) Trobaugh, Christopher (Trish) Reed,
10Kyle Tharp, Matthew (Micheala) Gehn, Sean Flynn, and Casey
11Flynn; his fourteen great-grandchildren; his two
12great-great-grandsons; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and
13additional family; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Lyle E. Decker and extend our sincere condolences to his
17family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Lyle Decker as an expression of our
21deepest sympathy.