Barbara Ann DeDecker, 70, of Atkinson, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at her home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Atkinson Chapel. Burial followed at St. Anthony Cemetery, Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the Barbara DeDecker Memorial Fund.
Barb was born November 16, 1949, the daughter of Warren and Edith Stahl, in Davenport, IA. She was previously married to Dave Minnaert and Dennis Goossens. She married Eugene (Ivan) DeDecker, August 5, 1989. She was employed by Hammond Henry Hospital, Physical Therapy Unit, for seventeen years as a physical therapy technician. Barb had a love and passion for dancing with her sisters, attending all her grandchildren’s sporting events, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed flower gardening.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ivan; daughter, Angie (Todd) Clarke, LeRoy, IL; son, Travis (fiancé Jennifer Kepner) Goossens, Prophetstown, IL; grandchildren, Jessica (Joe) Chastain, Cade Clarke, Wyatt Goossens, Trevor Dennison, Kaitlynn Dennison; sister, Bev Miller, Geneseo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, Warren and Edith, stepfather, Harold Atwell, and sister Brenda Joseph.