OBITUARY: Sadie Decker

Sadie Decker of Peabody, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2021.

Sadie was born July 17, 1917, on her family’s farm six miles south of Galva. She was the third youngest of eight children born to Isaac and Carrie Jantz. She met her future husband, La Verne Decker of Moundridge at her 21st birthday party organized by her younger sister, Elda. They were married on May 24, 1939, at the Emmanuel Mennonite church and moved to a farm south of Peabody.

There over the next six decades, they established their farm and became firmly established in the Peabody community. Sadie was an accomplished homemaker, raising two sons while helping with farming chores. She loved to sew, making many of her clothes and quilts for the family. A life well lived indeed, her legacy will be carried warmly in our hearts.

Sadie was preceded in death by her husband, La Verne and her eight siblings. She is survived by her son, Rodger and wife, Sharon of El Dorado; Darrel and wife Helen of Westminster, Colo.;  grandchildren, Danielle, Carissa (Chris), Alan(Jonette), Karla (Craig) and Laura (Adrian); great-grandchildren, Cole, Jacob, Kaelyn, Brody, Dylan, Rylan, Lyanna, Samantha, Austin and Avery.

A celebration of life will be Aug. 21 at the Peabody United Methodist Church with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Graveside following at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Lunch immediately will follow graveside at the Peabody United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sadie’s name to the Peabody Senior Center, 106 N. Walnut, Peabody, Kan., 66866.

Baker Funeral Home Peabody-Valley Center is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at


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