Louis "Doc" Decker, 59, of St. Joseph, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

Louis was born July 31, 1960, to Louis William and Nancy Jane (Owens) Decker.

He was a field engineer for Boehringer-Ingelheim.

Louis married Donna Martin on Dec. 17, 1977, in St. Joseph, and she survives.

Also surviving are: his children, Eric Martin (Rebecca) and Lesley Grable (Tim); five grandchildren, Preston, Kobe, Cayden, Hayven and Madelyn; siblings, Harold Decker (Pam), Joe Decker (Sheila), Linda Decker, Bart Watts (Stephanie) and Aneta Ytell (Charles); nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Doc was a member of IBEW #545, the Eagles Lodge, but his joy in life was playing the bass guitar for numerous bands in the area, most recently the band "No Limits".

Through his music, he gained many life long friends whom he considered family.

He loved to fish, boat, and spend time at the lake with his family, and was an avid sci-fi movie buff.

Preceding him in death were: his father, Louis Decker; mother, Nancy Watts; and granddaughter, Melia Grable; and two sisters, Vivian Ytell and Madeline Decker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Noyes Home for Children.

Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Celebration of life services will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

www.heatonbowmansmith.com As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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