August ‘Red’ Decock Jr., 83, Osage City: March 25, 1932 – Nov. 30, 2015

OSAGE CITY – August “Red” Decock Jr., 83, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Weslaco, Texas. He was born on March 25, 1932, in Osage City, the son of August and Bertha Kaseler Decock Sr.

Red had lived most all of his life in the Osage City community. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and then in the U.S. Air Force for four years from 1952 to 1956. Red worked for Western Electric, Bendix Aviation, was city superintendent for Osage City, then worked for KCP&L and retired from Westar Energy.  He was a member of the Osage City American Legion Post where he had been post commander, the Lions Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Osage City Country Club where he had been president, and the Electrical Union. He served on the Osage City Council, the tree council, and was a volunteer fireman for 25 years.

On May 19, 1957, Red was married to Sharon Parre, in Osage City.

Red was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Decock; and sister, Cheryl Sloop.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of 58 years; three children, Debbie Rinzler (Chuck), Osage City, Don Decock, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Greg Decock and Lana Carter, Reading; a stepbrother, Mike Sloop; three stepsisters, Betty Dunn, Mary Stewart and Pat Banister; and two grandchildren, Colton and Onna.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Osage City United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Osage City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Osage City American Legion, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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