Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at St. John’s Abbey and University Church in Collegeville, MN for Thomas “Tommy” Decker, age 31, who died Thursday in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, St. Nicholas.
A visitation for Tommy will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.
Tommy was born in St. Cloud to John and Rosella (Stein) Decker. He married Alicia Glynn on October 22, 2011 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring. Tommy was a wonderful father, and loving husband. He was a son that his parents were always able to be proud of. Tommy was a brother, uncle, and a friend to many. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, hunting, and playing games. He designed several police patches and was an avid patch collector. Tommy taught religion for many years at the church in St. Nicholas. He loved spending time with his wife and children – wrestling in the living room or dancing in the kitchen. Tommy was a man who was a remarkable communicator who showed respect and compassion regardless of their individual circumstances. He loved his wife Alicia and his children. They were the sparkle in his eye.
Tommy was a police officer for the Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department; who was killed in the line of duty. He served as a police officer for 10 years, serving in the communities of Isle, Watkins, Kimball, and then for the Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department. During his years of service Tommy was a firearms instructor, CornerHouse Certified, received five Letters of Appreciation, and one Special Commendation (the Departments 2nd highest award, involving heroism).
Survivors include his wife, Alicia; children, Kelly, Jade, Justin, and Devon; parents; siblings, Eddie (Becky), Larry (Judy), Terry, Billy, Shelly, and Joey; in-laws, Tom Hinze and Peggy Glynn-Hinze; brother-in-law, Anthony Glynn.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Susie; grandparents, Ernest and Mary Decker, Clare and Tony Stein.
Memorials are preferred to the Tom Decker Memorial Fund at 1st National Bank in Cold Spring, State Bank of Cold Spring, Central MN Federal Credit Union in Cold Spring, or any Wells Fargo location.