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Ernest D. Decur

October 18, 1921 September 24, 2018
Ernest D. Decur
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Ernest D. Decur, age 96, of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.

Ernest Dominic was born on October 18, 1921 in Wakefield, Michigan, to the late Dominic and Madeline (Negro) Decur. He honorable served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Ernest was united in marriage to Donagene Bedore on July 28, 1945 in San Diego, California, where Ernest was serving his country. In 1962, they moved their family to Sullivan, where Ernest was employed at Pea Ridge Iron Ore Mine. After saving another employee’s life, Ernest became the company safety inspector. After the mine closed, Ernest went to work as an inspector for MSHA, in Rolla, Missouri. He continued working for the federal government for the next 10 years, until he retired. Ernest was a member of the Sullivan V.F.W. Post #3987. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the V.F.W., playing cribbage and pinochle. He also enjoyed gardening.

Mr. Decur is survived by his children, Janet Danz and husband Carl of Leslie, MO, Madeline Sabol and husband George of Johnson Creek, WI, Jim Decur of Ironwood, MI, and Pamela Decur of Sullivan, MO; six grandchildren, Steven Danz and wife Erin of Tigard, OR, Joanne Gannon and husband Rob of Lee Summit, MO, Brad Sabol and wife Cheri of Minnesota, Scott Sabol and wife Tracy of Wisconsin, Shawn Sabol of Wisconsin, and Brock Sabol of Wisconsin; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; one sister, Julia Bruno of Wakefield, MI; nieces & nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donagene; his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

It was Mr. Decur’s wish to be cremated. He will be buried beside his beloved wife, Donagene, in High Bridge, Wisconsin.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.


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