Irene M. Decker
Irene M. Decker, of Williamsburg, passed away on Oct. 1, 2019. She was 71.
Irene Martha Decker was born on Nov. 11, 1947 to parents, Clarence and Cecelia (Hincka) Klien in Alpena.
She attended the Northeastern School of Commerce in Bay City.
On Jan. 16, 1990 married Charles Decker in Honolulu, Hawaii. Together they shared and celebrated over 29 years of marriage.
Irene retired from the Department of Commerce in Boulder, Colorado, after a 34-year federal civil service career. She also served in the Department of Defense and the Department of Interior. Her governmental career in finance and training involved traveling to government agencies in the United States and Puerto Rico to either solve problems or provide training. She received numerous outstanding performance ratings during her career.
After retirement in 2002 Irene and her husband took a long-awaited four-month motor home trip to Alaska. In addition to motor home camping all over the country, Irene enjoyed cooking, baking and reading.
She is survived by husband, Charles; stepdaughters, Cynthia Wyatt, of Birmingham, Alabama, and Kathleen Stone, of San Jose, California; two sisters, Dolorine (Ken) Groya, of Saginaw, and Kathleen (Gary) Luetzow, of Rogers City; and one brother, Florian (Barbe) Klien, of Posen. She is also survived by step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nephews and a great-niece.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Acme. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the time of service. Fr. Ray Cotter will preside. Irene will be laid to rest at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery, Traverse City.
Please visit Irene's tribute at
Irene and her family are in the care of the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published on October 16, 2019


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