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Janis M. Decko, age 72 of St. Peter, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-St. Mary's Campus, Rochester.
Memorial services will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3 P.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato with Rev. Del Begalka officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato.
The Decko Family will greet friends on Thursday afternoon from 1-3 P.M. prior to services at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.
Janis Marie was born September 16, 1944 to Albert and Cleone (Dumpprope) Passon in Staples, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Wallace S. Decko on October 21, 1967 in Watertown, South Dakota. After their marriage Janis and Wallace moved to Mankato to raise their family. For many years she was employed by Midwest Electric in Mankato until her retirement. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her dog Cody.
She is survived by her children, Christine (Glen) Dewar of Mankato and Kevin (Leslie) Decko of North Mankato; grandchildren, Thomas Dewar, Jessica Dewar, Riley Decko and Joey Decko all of Mankato; great-grandchildren, Lucy and Elizah Dewar both of Mankato; brothers, Albert (Delpha) Passon Jr. and Robert (Jeanie) Passon all of St. Peter; sister, Sharon (Glenn) Radeke of Becker; by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wallace on August 13, 2009; brother, Marvin (Donna) Passon; sister, Virginia (Michael) Baumgartner.
Published on June 5, 2017
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