Rev. James A. Deckert
Date of Death: April 19, 2019
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Zion United Church of Christ
W 9803 Hwy 10
Dale, WI
Friday 4/26, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Zion United Church of Christ
W 9803 Hwy 10
Dale, WI
Friday 4/26, 11:00 am

Rev. James A. Deckert of Kimberly, Wisconsin, died Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born December 21, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa, the second of four sons to Alice B. (Bloom) and Charles J. Deckert. Jim was raised in Dubuque and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. Jim served in the United States Navy on destroyers…

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Rhonda Johnson left a message on April 29, 2019:
Judy,

I just heard of Jim's passing. My heart aches for you and your family. What a full life Jim lived. May God bring you comfort in your memories of your time together.
Barb Geiger left a message on April 29, 2019:
I was privileged to have Jim’s support for the illness and funerals for both my Mother & Grandmother when he was a Pastor at Dale. He was talented in so many ways and what a blessing how he used them to make the world a better place.
Penny Johnson left a message on April 26, 2019:
Pastor Judy,

My students and I always enjoyed it when Jim came to my class to speak about aviation and especially his work on the Apollo program. We also always had a great time at the EAA museum with him as our tour guide. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kimberly Stowell left a message on April 26, 2019:
Dear Judy,
I'm so sorry to get this news. I can't imagine what you are going through. There are no words, so instead I will send love and hope and prayers ...
Mary Beth Kovanen left a message on April 25, 2019:
Dearest Judy,
Peace be with you! May Jim rest in peace and rise in glory!
Sending love and hugs. ❤️
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Ann Van Leur left a message on April 25, 2019:
Judy, you and Jim were such a dear and loving couple. It is wonderful all the many happy memories you have with him and are sharing with your entire family. I will be helping out at Christ the King on that day, or I surely would be attending the celebration of Jim's life. God loves Jim and He is giving you spiritual healing, Judy.
Carl and Elsie Evenson left a message on April 25, 2019:
Judy, The fullness of your life with Jim will be with you now. Elsie and I wish you peace and contentment in Easter's hope and promise.
Rev. Don and Kay Staude left a message on April 25, 2019:
Dearest Judy, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kay and I are still in Florida and thus unable to share our presence with you. However, our memories and God's love will sustain us. Both of you have been a blessing to us.
Mary Hammer left a message on April 25, 2019:
Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Am currently out of state and unable to attend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jack Speech left a message on April 25, 2019:
Dear Judy and family,
I will not be able to attend the service for Jim but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jim was someone very special and we will miss his smile and gentle manner.
Shari Arendt left a message on April 25, 2019:
Dear Judy,
We first met at memory cafe...you were so friendly and welcoming I think it’s why we continued to attend. Jim and Bill connected and seemed to enjoyed each other’s company . They hashed over days gone by and we discussed our new situations. I am so happy to have made his acquaintance if only for a short time. I’ll remember him with fondness and be thinking of you in the days to come. Bill was genuinely sad when I showed him Jim’s obit. What an accomplished life!
Rev. Paul Holte left a message on April 24, 2019:
Dear Judy & family,
You are in our hearts, dear! Jim was a wonderful man, smart, kind, loving; so devoted to you. We are blessed to have known him. We wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
In Christ,
Paul & Robin Holte
Ann Fritschel left a message on April 24, 2019:
Judy, my prayers are with you at this time of loss. Jim was always a kind and gracious man whenever I saw him. I also saw such joy in your relationship together. May your memories of your life together and the hope of the Easter resurrection bring you peace during this time. Peace be with you and all Jim's family.
John D. left a message on April 24, 2019:
Jim was a great brother. We always got along great. We served several years together on the USS Forest Sherman. We enjoyed that time.

He enjoyed airplanes very much and we have pictures of our son in the cockpit of his plane.

He was a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and we will be together again in Heaven when God calls me there.

Praise the Lord for Christian family!!
Carol Christianson left a message on April 24, 2019:
Dear Judy....
Godspeed and blessings as you remember your beloved ...
Pr. Cath Mode left a message on April 24, 2019:
Judy, I am so sad to hear of Jim's death. I enjoyed a number of conversations with him in the Theda Clark parking lot, after visiting members there. He really enjoyed parish ministry. Blessings to you during this holy time. I pray that you find comfort and hope in the Easter promises.
Sondra and Larry Welsh left a message on April 24, 2019:
Jim, was a blessing to all who knew him. We so enjoyed our times together. We were especially blessed with his marriage to our dear and precious Judy. Their union placed grace and love to all in their service to church and the communities they served. We are rejoicing that Jim is with his beloved Lord. Joining his Lord on Good Friday to celebrate Easter from the Heavens is a precious gift of JOY. May each of you smile and find peace in Jim's life's memories and be secure in knowing his ever presence in your life's as he continues to watch over you. May you rejoice in the knowledge that Jim IS well again in the arms of his Savior.
Rev. Dan Sire left a message on April 24, 2019:
Wow, what a fascinating background!
Judy, may God's peace be with you and your family.
Richard Roy Deckert left a message on April 24, 2019:
I can only thank GOD that he saw fit to send Jim to us !He was truly a gift from GOD to the world that Jim inhabited.A great gift that was needed and used through out his land. Even as a brother and a Christian, he gave of himself freely and generously to all who would partake of his gifts We will miss but remember Jim as much as we are allowed to. Thank you GOD and thank you JIM! Dick and family
Barb Bartz left a message on April 24, 2019:
Rev was the minister at United Church of Christ in Neenah when my mother died in 2004. Although he did not know her well I will always remember his kindness to our family. It was a beautiful service. His ministry truly blessed our family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Chuck and Deb Steinbach left a message on April 23, 2019:
We will always remember you, Judy and Jim, as friends who shared our house and neighborhood. You have often been in our prayers. Peace+
Greg Watling left a message on April 23, 2019:
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Many fond memories with him over the years.
Fred Deckert left a message on April 22, 2019:
RIP Jim, We have the watch.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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