Lucille C. DeDecker, 84, of Sheffield died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 2nd at St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, Sheffield. Father Sebastian Tumusiime will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick''s Cemetery, Sheffield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield, with a Rosary scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Sheffield-Mineral Rescue Unit, St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, or American Diabetes Association.
Lucille Specht was born September 13, 1926 in Hooppole, IL, the daughter of Albert and Tillie Specht. She was united in marriage to Francis DeDecker on September 30, 1944 in Annawan, IL. He survives. Lucille had worked at Sauk Trail Inn in Annawan for several years.
Lucille was a member of St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, Sheffield and of the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She loved to fish; golf, where she had hit a hole-in-one; and play rolle bolle, where she had won a state title.
Survivors include her husband, Francis; a daughter, Annette Clark, Peoria, IL; two sons, Allen (Cathy) DeDecker, St. Charles, MO, and Dennis (Maribeth) DeDecker, Moline, IL; three grandchildren, Jeff (Marti) Neahring, Kara (Eric) Monson, and Denny DeDecker; and two great grandchildren, Kelsie Neahring and Katie Neahring. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and six sisters.