Clayton Decker, 87

Clayton Jerome Decker, age 87, of Waverly passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant.

Private interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery-Waverly.

A visitation will take place at the church Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 until 10:45 a.m.

Casket bearers will be Lucas Breyer, Jacob Decker, Nick Decker, Kellen Grosser, Logan Decker, and Zachary Stevermer.

Clayton Decker was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Waverly the son of John and Mary (Dalbec) Decker. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1951.

Clayton and Phyllis A. Fobbe were joined in holy marriage June 18, 1955, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and belonged to the Knights of Columbus.

Clayton, along with his family, made a living as a dairy farmer in Marysville Township for many years. He also did livestock trucking and enjoyed going to sale barns and auctions. His pride and joy was training and driving many teams of horses and mules.

Clayton loved gardening and supplying all his children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends with an abundance of produce.

Clayton’s greatest love of all was for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom he cherished with every bit of his heart.

Clayton is survived by his loving wife: Phyllis; children: Debbie (Randy “Chunk”) Breyer, Mike (Jane) Decker, and Pat Decker, all of Waverly, Diane (Gerard) Rohl of Buffalo, and Cathy (Mike) Grosser and Tom (Lisa) Decker, all of Waverly, Annie (Greg) Stevermer of Rochester, and Jody Decker of Tucson, AZ; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Decker, his brother Vincent Decker, and his great grandson Zeke Anderson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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