Tim H. Decker
Date of Birth
November 10, 1954
St. Paul, Minnesota
Entered into Rest
December 14, 2021
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, December 20, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church ~ Gretna, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Sunday, December 19, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations.

Tim H. Decker, 67 of Ashland, NE entered into eternal rest Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 10, 1954 in St. Paul, MN to Harold and Delores (Buboltz) Decker.   He attended elementary and high school in Minnesota before attending Metro Tech in Omaha.  He was a U.S. Marine Corp Vietnam Veteran from 1972 to 1974.  He was united in marriage to Helene Brandel in St. George, MN on August 24, 1974.

Tim owned and operated M&M Towing and Storage.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #129.  He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and collecting coins and antiques.

Tim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helene Decker; children, MyCole Decker of Ashland, Michelle Decker of Ashland; grandchildren, Myca Decker, Calem Forst, Quinten Forst, Allie Varilek, Ty Tucker, Katelynn Knaub; siblings, Kiera Decker, Ray (Cheri) Decker, Keith (Jane) Tongen, Yolanda Jones; biological father, Ed LaBelle.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, MeLissa Decker Knaub; parents, Harold and Delores Decker; grandparents; sister, Susan Dwyer; uncles, aunts and friends.


Condolences for Tim H. Decker
  1. Randy Grauerholz
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I was surprised to hear about Tim. I will miss seeing him around town and visiting with him.

  2. Terry Short
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    So sorry for the family, he eas a good guy, and a awesome father n grandfather. Prayers of peace fir Helen and family

  3. George Owen
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I’m so surprised and sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. I will miss having him around to visit with occasionally and challenge as friends will do.
    Helene I’m so sorry for your and your family’s

  4. Debbie Emry
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    RIP Decker….. you are gonna be missed by so many…..I think just about everyone you have came in contact with over the years,Have great stories to tell! You made so many people laugh, and would give the shirt off your back to help anyone…. you loved your family and they loved you….. till we meet again! Give Stormi a hug for me!

  5. Lyn Brown
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I will miss Tim waving as he drove by.

  6. Kiera L Decker
    • December 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim you left us far to soon. We had so many more memories to work on. You have always been there for me and you share your most inner thoughts with me. We learned from each other and I will miss our conversations we had just to spend time together. Rest in peace my brother, and save a place next to you,,for that day we will meet again. Continue to speak to me when I feel alone. Love you now and forever.

  7. Betty Wells
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    So so sorry to hear about Tim. Chuck and I loved visiting with him. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family

  8. Yolanda jones
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    To my loving brother: giving your all has been a blessing to all the hearts you’ve touched. Your family & friends, you have always placed first. The strength & love you have instilled will live on forever. You’ve earned those angel wings on earth. May you know you have always been loved! Il keep you in my ❤ forever! Love sis. Yolanda

  9. Anonymous
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Tim is a wonderful man with a heart of Gold. He will be terribly missed! My prayers and thoughts to Helene and the family!

  10. Mary Roncka
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Dear Helene & family, my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Tim. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Blessings, Mary Roncka

  11. Stephanie Alger-Garman
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I will never forget you Tim, or your daughter, my best friend, MeLissa. Y’all will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤

  12. judy nelson
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim was a great friend. It was nice seeing when i did. My prays are with you all.

  13. Lee Sapp
    • December 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Helene and family. May the Lord bless you with a flood of precious memories as He heals you. Tim was such a joy to have a conversation with and always had his way of telling you a story from his life.

  14. Anonymous
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    RIP Tim sorry to hear of your passing

  15. Russ Folts
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. I really enjoyed knowing Tim, as well as his family over the years. He was a good man, and I know he’ll be missed. Tim’s family was always so important to him, and you all know you meant the world to him.

  16. Cheryl Schiffbauer
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I was so sorry to hear about Tim. He was always so pleasant and helpful. He will be missed.

  17. Vanderpool and family
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Semper Fi Marine, Heaven gained a good man. You will be dearly missed. Thank you for all you did in the community throughout the years. A friend till the end, until we meet again!

  18. Cheryl Nygren
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Helene and family:
    Tim was a very appreciated part of our pitch league. A good player who always had a joke for us. He will be missed in that group.
    My heart goes out to you on his passing. May God give you the peace that can only come from above. May you feel God’s presence with you as you walk this dark valley. Cheryl Nygren and George Schmitz.

  19. Richard Grauerholz
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Sympathy to the family. Tim did so much for people that he never took credit for. There was no stranger to him. He will be missed.

  20. tim schlosser
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    My Mother Benita Ann (Decker) Schlosser from Defiance, Ohio, was Tim’s (Aunt Honey).
    She Lived with Harold and Delores Decker for a short time before moving to Defiance Ohio and lived with her brother James Decker which would have been Tim Decker’s Uncle.
    My mother was always fond of all Uncle Harold’s Children and when we would visit the relation in Minnesota, we would make it a point to stay at the Farm.
    Always will remember working with Bob, Ray,and Tim before going to the lake, which was the high point of our visit.
    Sorry to hear about Tim’s passing.
    Tim Schlosser
    7673 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182

  21. Nora Cihacek
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    My hart hurts for the family, Tim was a big part of my family’s life when we lived in Ashland, my Dad and Tim were the best of friends and he helped my mom out a lot after my Dad past away. Now they are in heaven together again. They are toasting and catching up now.
    With all our love Rick and Nora Cihacek

  22. Steven Salmons
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I’ve known Tim since 1990 mostly through business dealings but personally as well. He always seemed to be honest and forthright but had a sense of humor and loved to kid around as well. Always fair-minded and treated others the way they treated him if not better. After I heard of his affliction with cancer just recently I offered him the benefit of my knowledge of natural remedies but it appeared as though he had resigned himself to ending his suffering through death. Although separated by distance from friends he always remembered them and when the opportunity arose to reconnect with friends it was as if no time or distance had passed…he will be missed. Steven Salmons

  23. Roger Lee Herbert
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim was a very good and loyal friend to me. I will miss him. If his family needs anything please call me.

  24. Anonymous
    • December 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim was a good loyal friend and I will misss him. Please tell his family to call if there is anything I can do.

  25. pete schlosser
    • December 18, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Helene this is Pete Schlosser from Ohio one of Tim’s many cousins, I remember vacationing in Minnesota in my younger years. My mother was Harold’s sister. I am sorry for your loss.

  26. maxine
    • December 19, 2021 - 1 month ago

    we are so sorry glad i got see him will miss him

  27. Patricia Proctori
    • December 19, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim, I will miss ourconversation and your pitch playing. You are missed by many.RIP

  28. Michael Crouch
    • December 19, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Tim was a great freind of mine over all the years I’ve known him my prayers to the family tim will be missed by many friends mike and amy

  29. Cherryl Skillett
    • December 20, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I will miss our talks chats and laughs. I didn’t even know you were sick but that’s not a surprise you always kept things to yourself you didn’t share that side of your life. You will stay around Ashland in thoughts of many many people. Some good, some bad some ugly lol I will pray for Helena and kids and grand kids. R.I.P. Tim it’s your turn to rest.

  30. Keith and Shelly Decker
    • December 20, 2021 - 1 month ago

    From Ohio. Family can be far away but not far from the heart. Prayers for the family. We are descendents of James “Jim” Harold’s brother.

  31. Nancy Gamache
    • December 20, 2021 - 1 month ago

    I work at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and would talk to Tim at least twice a month. He was always cheerful and kind. I will miss Tim so much! I offer my prayers and my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He talked about his family often and I could feel the love that he had for each one of you. Rest in eternal peace Tim!

  32. Aggie Rezac
    • January 7, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Tim was a BIG personality every time he walked into the room. His light will be missed.

  33. Jeff Griffith
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Tim was a very kind man, alway whitty with a quick joke to make people laugh.
    He had a heart of gold and would help anybody out even if they couldn’t pay for awhile.
    Tim has helped hundreds of people locally and will be greatly missed.
    I’m glad I have been blessed to know Tim, he was a great guy to stop at his salvage yard and talk for an hour or more.
    Tim also was very involved in his family and was a real family man, he loved his grandchildren, kids & family so much and worked very hard in all weather to be a solid provider for his family.

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