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Mary Lynn Deckard

September 4, 1960 March 12, 2022
Mary Lynn Deckard
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Obituary for Mary Lynn Deckard

Mary Lynn Deckard, 61, of Winnebago, lost her battle with cancer, Saturday, March 12, 2022, at her home in Rockford. She was born September 4, 1960 in Rockford, the daughter of Robert McCormick and Mary Ann (Gillespie) Martin Sr. She graduated from Winnebago High School in 1978. Mary Lynn married Robert “Bob” Oscar Deckard on May 27, 1989 in Rockford.

Mary Lynn worked with children with disabilities and as a certified nursing assistant. She enjoyed flower arranging, working in her flower beds and making holiday themed terrariums. She was an amazing cook known for her chili and loved animals especially her last dog Petey.

Mary Lynn is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann (Zane) D’keidek of St. Louis, MO; son, Michael (Madison Folk) Deckard of Winnebago; grandson, Maz D’keidek of St. Louis, MO; brothers, Matthew Martin of Winnebago, Robert “Rob” (Lucy) Martin Jr. of McFarland, WI; sisters, Julia Steele of Polson, MT, Jean (Randy) Miota of Coloma, MI; several nephews and nieces.

Mary Lynn is predeceased by her parents; husband, Bob Deckard; nephew, Daniel Steele; longtime companion, Lee Roy McKibben Sr.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m., with a memorial visitation starting at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Chaplain Randy Miota officiating.

Cremation rites accorded with interment at Winnebago Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Rockford. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

2

Apr

9:00 AM 4/2/2022 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/2/2022 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

2

Apr

11:00 AM 4/2/2022 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Winnebago Cemetery Final Resting Place

Westfield Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Westfield Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Rockford

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