DatesJuly 29, 1956 - February 19, 2015
Ricky Lyn Decker was born July 29, 1956, at Sioux Falls, to Marvin and Alice (Heiman) Decker. He grew up in Dell Rapids and graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1975. On October 17, 1985, he married Rhonda Hermandson. He was employed at various trucking companies, retiring from Yellow Freight. He owned Decker Sales and Certified Recovery for many years.
Rick loved fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle and horses. He enjoyed going to coffee with friends and fencing with his son. The light of his life were his children, who he raised and his grandsons. He teased and joked with his family and loved to visit with relatives. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Grateful for sharing his life are his daughter, Raquel (Matt ) Decker and their sons, Graysen and Hudsen, and his son, Tyler (Caitlyn) Decker all of Mitchell, SD; his step-son, Travis (Angie) Hermandson of The Woodlands, TX; his brother, Randy (June) Decker of Dell Rapids, SD and sisters, Robin Henslee of Durham, NC; Renee (Terry) Nielsen and Ronda (Randy) Haak both of Dell Rapids; his aunts, Jean Nelson and Judy Kirkpatrick both of Sioux Falls, SD; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-son, Troy Hermandson and a brother-in-law, Joe Henslee.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens\
Mitchell, South Dakota
entry posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & Family on 04-01-2015
So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed visiting with him when he drove for Yellow Truck..
entry posted by Cindy Jorgensen Bullerman on 02-24-2015
My condolences to the Decker families. Although I haven't seen Rick since we graduated from DRHS in 1975, I will always remember the fun our class had over the years. Growing up in a small town is one of the best gifts we are given. I am glad Rick was able to know the joy of being a grandparent and I am sure he did a good job of "spoiling" like the rest of us!! Rest in peace, friend. Cindy Sue
entry posted by Marvin and Jan Decker on 02-23-2015
To Rick's family, To the best cousin anyone could ask for. I have great memories of us growing up and that will always be remembered. Take care my friend and say hello to my namesake and Dad. Love Marv and Jan
entry posted by Rod Hall on 02-23-2015
Rick and Rhonda were our neighbors near Fulton. We both moved but my wife Deanna had Raquel in Reading Recovery at Mitchell. Just a few years ago Rick was so helpful when I needed to rent a trailer.
entry posted by SUSAN KIGER on 02-23-2015
Ronda Haak and the Decker family I am so sorry for the loss of your brother, my prayers go out to all of you and your families.
entry posted by Dana & Tommy Braswell on 02-22-2015
Rick was married to my sister Rhonda, I was so sorry to hear of his illness and passing. It is never easy to give our loved ones back to God, but it gives me peace as I hope it does you to know in Gods arms his suffering is no longer. Cherish your memories of him and know that those we love and cherish live within our hearts and memories forever. We always enjoyed our time spent with him and Rhonda, Travis, Troy, Raquel & Tyler on our visits from Texas. He would always tell funny jokes and stories and could always put a smile on anyone's face. We always had fun riding horses with him and pheasant hunting. He was a hard worker with good family values and good morals. Something rare these days. He was a friend, I always felt like if I would've needed help or a favor I could count on him. He was that kind of guy. After he & my sister divorced we didn't keep in touch as often as we should've and I missed our little visits by phone. I did talk to him a few times in the last year or so when his grand babies (my nephews Graysen & Hudsen) were born, boy I could just tell how proud he was of them and how they were the light of his life. He loved being their grandpa. So I was glad to have that last chance to visit. He will be missed by those whom were lucky enough to have him in their lives. Our hearts are heavy with sadness for Raquel & Tyler and the entire Decker family at this difficult time. Our prayers & blessings are with you. Big hugs, Tommy & Dana, Trey, Karliegh & Rylie Braswell
entry posted by Jerome & Betty Haak on 02-22-2015
Dear Ronda and Family We were so sorry to hear that Rick had passed away. We know that his suffering is over but it still is so hard to say good bye. But you will meet again and in a much better place. He is at rest in his heavenly Fathers arms. Love you all Jerome and Betty
entry posted by Kristy R - Reno, NV on 02-22-2015
To the Family of Rick Decker. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Rick. I hope you find comfort in God's future of paradise, where you can see Rick again. Revelation 21:4: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more....., Sincerely, Kristy jw.org
entry posted by Kerry Shattuck on 02-21-2015
RIP Rick. Prayers and thoughts for all of your family. You will be dearly missed . Have a cup with Ronnie.
entry posted by kevin kurtenbach family on 02-21-2015
Our prayers are with Ricks family he was a good friend we will miss him