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Eileen Swaney Decker

ST. IGNATIUS — Eileen Swaney Decker, 86, passed away at her home Jan. 4, 2010, of natural causes.

Born to James and Mary McDonald Swaney on Nov. 21, 1923 in St. Ignatius, she attended school at Ursuline Boarding School and graduated from Dixon High School.

She married Fred H. Decker April 17, 1948. She was a member of the CS&KT and started a long career working for the Tribal Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1930s.

She was preceded in death by husband, Fred; brothers Jay, Doogie, Bill and Bearhead; and sister, Doris.

She is survived by children Denise (Gary) Morigeau, Daniel F. Decker and Mary Jean Decker; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

Visitation and prayer was held Wednesday. Services will be at the Catholic Church in St. Ignatius at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. Burial will be held at the family cemetery immediately following mass.


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