James "Jim" Dec

August 21, 1947 - August 22, 2023
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Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Ave.
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 847-3841 | Map
Friday 8/25, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
8330 Lewis Ave.
Temperance, MI 48182
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James J. Dec, 76 years, of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born in 1947 in Milwaukee, WI to Stanley and Rita (Swiergosz) Dec, Jim then grew up in Toledo’s south-end, predominantly Polish, Kuschwantz, neighborhood. A 1965 graduate of Libbey High School, Jim then served his countryContinue Reading

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Karl Kurtz left a message on August 26, 2023:
Cherie, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God be with you.
Jim and Teresa Riley left a message on August 26, 2023:
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Patti and Gene Bialy left a message on August 25, 2023:
Cheri and family. We are sorry for your loss. We know your heart aches with sadness. Jim was a wonderful man and we will miss him. Our travels put us in Idaho today so we cannot be there to support you. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers
Martie Walker left a message on August 25, 2023:
Cherie and family I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's death. Such a great father, grandfather and loving husband. A true loss for all.
Edd Bankowski left a message on August 25, 2023:
What a great dad who had such a great family of boys. At one time or another I believe I had all of them in class and or in the wrestling room.....special group of young men, special will be missed....glad I ran in to you not that long, so we could have a last time together talking about the boys and wrestling.....Mr. B/Coach B
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Sharon Pedigo left a message on August 25, 2023:
From a Ford worker ,sorry for your loss saying prayers for all the family and friends 🙏
Gary E Schafer left a message on August 23, 2023:
Prayers and Condolence's To All The Family, JJ was a Great Guy always willing to help his fellow workers and was a Good Friend, He wil greatly missed by many and now he is at piece and with our Lord!
Matt Gregory left a message on August 23, 2023:
Mr Dec was always present for his family with a supportive smile and kind words. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a witness to his example of a father and family man! The world is a far better place because Jim Dec lived in it. From my family to the Dec’s we are truly saddened and joyful that he has heard “well done good and faithful servant.”
Connie Hennigan left a message on August 22, 2023:
Jimmy was always such an awesome role model to me. While he was nine years older, I remember all the summers I would spend with his parents and two sisters. Jimmy would take time to teach me all about the animals they had and how to care for them. I was always in awe of his muscles and how strong he was. Later in life,Jimmy went on several vacations with my parents and would keep a watchful eye my mom. As we grew older our age was no longer a factor because we were able to spend a lot of time together and I was able to meet the Milwaukee gang and continue to share several more memories with him. Jimmy was a man of faith. May he rest in peace knowing how many lives he had touched with his kind demeanor. I will miss you Jimmy Coco Bop
Margie Flores left a message on August 22, 2023:
Jim you are the epitome of what it meant to be a true hero. Your kindness was never short of inspiring. You have touched so many lives along your journey and I know I will always be indebted to the love and kindness you gave to Aaron and Heather. Love you JJ
Benjamin caputo left a message on August 22, 2023:
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Betty Plencner née Dec left a message on August 22, 2023:
My cousin Jimmy was a sweet loving man who had a grin I could never forget. I loved him since we were kids in Milwaukee. I will always remember how proud he was of his boys and laughed while he watched them rough house and you could see his pride and love for his kids. Say hi to your folks and Aunt Virgie and have a short one with Uncle Smokey! Your life was an inspiration to your family. You lived it well. Godspeed! ❤️. All my love Sis
Chad Graham left a message on August 22, 2023:
Mr Dec was like a second father to me growing up. I was always welcomed and well received by his amazing family! He was a great influence on his family and close friends and I’m proud to have known him. Wishing my Army brother Jim and family well wishes and I know he is smiling down and proud as ever of the entire Dec family! Rest in Heaven brother (Mr Dec)!!!
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