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Louie Deckard, 79, Ogilville

Louie Deckard, born Oct. 23, 1933 to Elsie Mae (Floyd) and Lonnie Deckard of Belmont,  died at age 79 on May 24, 2013.

Louie served as a Sergeant during the Korean War receiving the National Defense Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal; Korean Service Ribbon; and, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Upon his discharge in 1961, Louie remained a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, living his last days on the farm he loved with his wife of 58 years, Vera Joy, in Ogilville. Louie owned Kay Manufacturing, a tool and die fabricating company in Columbus, serving customers such as Cummins Engine Company until his retirement at  age 52 to pursue his passion of farming full-time.

Louie is survived by his wife, Vera Joy Deckard; son, Kevin Deckard; daughters, Julie Weiler, Leah Hallett (David), Lisa Stiffler (William); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Herman (Wilma), Joseph (Darlene) and Lonnie (Darlene) Deckard, Jr.; and three sisters, Lucille (Kenneth) Stevens, Maxine Braswell and Peggy Armstrong. Louie was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Cecil and Leslie Deckard.

A private celebration of life will be conducted at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hathaway-myers.com.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road