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Waunita Decker

September 24, 2016


Waunita (Jantz) Decker was born August 5, 1914 in Galva, KS, the oldest daughter of Minnie (Unruh) and Jacob T Jantz.  Died September 24, 2016 at the Bethesda Home, Goessel, KS at age 102.

Waunita worked in the laundry of Bethel Deaconess Hospital for 20 years and volunteered at Newton Medical Center and at Source of Light until she was past 90.

Waunita married Clayton Decker September 2, 1934 in Galva. They farmed in the Burton and Elbing areas before moving to Newton in 1959. He died in 1969.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by daughter Loretta Loomis, son Tony Decker, son-in-law Don Hall, great-grandson Aaron Decker, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include son Larry and Wanda Decker of Clearwater, daughter-in-law Jan Decker of Wichita, brother Harold Jantz, sister Elsie Ford, 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 24 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5-9 pm with family present from 6-8 at Petersen Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Newton Bible Church with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Newton Bible Church or Source of Light (Newton).

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