BEAVER DAM — James Wilkie Decker, 80, of Beaver Dam, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at his home. He was born in McHenry to the late W.L. Decker Sr. and Martha Shoulders Decker. Wilkie worked at Sinclair Surface Mine and was also a carpenter. He was a member of East Hartford Baptist Church and UMWA. Wilkie loved to coach, hunt, fish, woodworking, reading and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Decker; and two brothers, W.L. Decker Jr. and Mike Decker.
Survivors include three sons, Jeff (Lisa) Decker, Ken (Jessica) Decker and Paul (Misty) Decker; four brothers, Dannie (Judy) Decker, Fonzo (Shelia) Decker, Rod (Tina) Decker and Chet (Teresa) Decker; two sisters, Sissy (Kenny) Segers and Beanie (David) Roop; two sisters-in-law, Rita Decker and Charlotte Decker; eight grandchildren, Kian Drake, Dashia Minogue, Kendra (Decker) Hunt, Nate, Kenlee, Elijah and Ella Decker.
Services were held Sept. 4 at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Brother Jeremy Robinson officiating. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.