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Geoffrey D. Decker (#46787557)
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Bio Photo I was born in Atchison, Kansas, where Amelia Earhart was also born. I currently teach computer science courses at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, but worked 11 years as a professional programmer in Kansas City, Missouri, before that. My family and roots are all in the KCMO area, though, so I make it back there often.

I love to do a lot of things but genealogy and classical music are among my favorite pasttimes. I am currently researching all of my lines but am at a standstill with my Decker line. I am trying to find the parents of my second great grandfather Benjamin G. Decker, Sr. Other lines that I have are Allen, Lemley, Dege, Russell, Klopp, Katterman, Dundore, Walborn, and many others. Please feel free to message me if you have any suggestions or questions.

I enjoy the work of the conductors Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, and many others. I especially love Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner, and Richard Strauss, just to name a few.
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Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I googled it and the obit did not come up. Can you email the obit to me or just put the obit on his memorial.
Added by MWarner on Jan 20, 2015 6:43 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I don't see his obit on his Find A Grave memorial. You said you have one? Could you email it to me or scan/post it to his Find A Grave memorial?
He is a 1st cousin x 2 removed. I am related to the Deckers severals ways. Lydia Decker is my GGGgrandmother married John Sayles and Sarah Sayles if my GGrandmother. More Deckers is my GGgrandfather Gustavus Decker...I have a lot of Deckers in my family.
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 2:50 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I saw those 2 names mentioned as their parents also. I am pouring through subscription websites and other websites looking for obituaries on the Deckers. I pay for obituaries individually through Rutherford if I find the obits there. I have paid people to go into libraries around the copy an obit that is no where else found and the librarians won't do it. The Decker family is tough to research. I too like proof which is why I buy genealogy family books and use google ebooks geneaolgy. I snapshot the pages as my proof if I find the proof. I've tracked down cemetery sextons Deckers are supposed to be buried in and have them verify which are in there. If you find the parents, let me know and I will let you know if I find them. Can't give up.
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 1:41 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
Do you know his parents names?
Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 7:59 AM
Sandra Lytch
RE: Lucky Lytch
Thank you Mr. Decker. I hope that I didn't duplicate yours. It may have been removed, I hope, because yours is much better. Yes, Larry tells me that his grand parents were the best. He misses them very much. I just linked the father to Seth on here. Finally found him. Took some doing as his name was changed from Lytchliter to Lytch when he moved from Iowa, I believe. Fascinating family history. Thanks, Geoffrey.
Added by Sandra Lytch on Dec 08, 2014 5:39 AM
Bees Knees
Never mind on the removal of a photo. It is 2:30am and guess I'm tired...didn't see cremated note.
Added by Bees Knees on Mar 24, 2014 12:34 AM
Bees Knees
Find A Grave Memorial# 22670505
Please remove one of the photos so someone can post the headstone photo. There is only room for so many photos and one should be the headstone.
Added by Bees Knees on Mar 24, 2014 12:28 AM
Mary Harrell-Sesniak
RE: I'm confused
Hi Cousin!

I'm confused too --- but I think the guidelines suggest keeping the oldest memorials.

Why don't I transfer any of your family that you wish to have? I go through Johan & Margaret to John Miesse & Catherine Kline, so we're pretty good after the first generation. It would be easiest if you could please use the Edit tab to make the requests.

The same works in reverse. Please let me know if any of mine are newer than yours.

Hoping this method doesn't put too much work on your end! I'm under some deadlines, so if you'd rather wait until March, happy to take a closer look at the conflicts.


Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Feb 08, 2014 12:47 PM
The Todd's of Scotland
Catharina Geiss Dundor
There is already a memorial (21354609) for this Person it was in 2007.
Added by The Todd's of Scotland on Feb 07, 2014 10:42 AM
Claudio Abbado
Hello Geoffrey, your memorial for him is a duplicate. I have preceded you. Among other things, his burial place will not be the St. Stephen's Basilica.

Best Regards

Added by Ruggero on Jan 22, 2014 12:10 PM
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