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Louie Deckard, born October 23, 1933 to Elsie Mae (Floyd) and Lonnie Deckard of Belmont, Indiana died at the age of 79 on May 24th, 2013. Louie served as a Sergeant during the Korean War receiving the National Defense Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal; Korean Service Ribbon; and, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Upon his discharge in 1961, Louie remained a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, living his last days on the farm he loved with his wife of 58 years, Vera Joy, in Ogilville, Indiana. Louie owned his own company, Kay Manufacturing, a tool and die fabricating company in Columbus, Indiana, serving customers such as Cummins Engine Company until his retirement at the age of 52 to pursue his passion of farming full-time.
Louie is survived by his wife, Vera Joy Deckard; his son Kevin Deckard; his daughters Julie Weiler, Leah Hallett (David), Lisa Stiffler (William); six grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as his three brothers; Herman (Wilma) Deckard, Joseph (Darlene) Deckard and Lonnie (Darlene) Deckard, Jr. and his three sisters; Lucille (Kenneth) Stevens, Maxine Braswell and Peggy Armstrong. Louie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cecil and Leslie Deckard.
A private celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hathaway-myers.com.
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