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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Justin Decker who was born in Michigan on March 19, 1988 and passed away on September 23, 2004 at the age of 16. We will remember him forever. Justin was a very loving person, everyone who knew him loved him. He brought joy to everyone and was the apple of his grandparents eyes. Justin loved sports, mainly football and wrestling. There was a time when they thought he'd never be able to play again due to injuries to his knee but being the fighter that he was he proved them all wrong. On September 3, 2004 he was on his way to go to the high school for a football meeting. He was in a car accident less than  two miles from home. He went off the side of the road for reasons we don't know.  He hit a parked water truck.  At first they thought he could of fell asleep but ruled that out due  to the fact that he was wide awake and was only about two miles from home.  He was wearing a seat belt and was not a drug or alcohol user. Justin was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw due to his injuries. We all believed he would make it through as he was a fighter. He hung on in ICU for 20 days before losing his battle and left us for heaven. He had many injuries to his head, lungs, and legs. Our hearts broke in two as  we said goodbye to him. There is a void now in our family and it's just so empty. But we all go on as we know he is with his grandmother who joined him in heaven on April 28, 2005. His funeral was the hardest  ever,  especially seeing all the kids from school there. There was about 500 people that attended the funeral, there was standing room only left for many. Justin is greatly missed by all. A life too short but lived to the fullest.
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Tributes and Condolences
I love and miss you.   / Nicholas Shull (friend)
Well brother its been another year n still miss you like it happened yesterday. but i know your up there watching over your famliy and friends. i belive you have helped me with things in life n i want to thank you.i love and miss you man,merry christ...  Continue >>
Those pics of us...hurts pretty bad   / Brian Robinson (Best bud )
Hey bro Man do I miss those days cruising around when I would come home on leave from the Army. I remember when we both had matching yellow t-shirts that said"Your girlfriend thinks I'm hot" on the front! Hey we weren't lying!!! Alot has changed si...  Continue >>
Those pics of us...hurts pretty bad   / Brian Robinson (Best bud )
Hey bro Man do I miss those days cruising around when I would come home on leave from the Army. I remember when we both had matching yellow t-shirts that said"Your girlfriend thinks I'm hot" on the front! Hey we weren't lying!!! Alot has changed si...  Continue >>
2008 & 2009 Golf Outing   / Tina (MOM)
The 2008 & 2009 Golf Outing went very well.  The people who come out in memory of Justin or wanting to know more about him amazes us. We are able to contiue his legacy by giving back to a community that stood by us during our ...  Continue >>
Birthdays in Heaven   / Aunt Nancy (Aunt)
Are there birthdays in Heaven?
Does the angel blow his horn?
Announcing to everybody
That this is the day you were born?

Can the stars be your balloons
And angel food your cake?
Presents wrapped in moonbeams ...  Continue >>
2nd Annual Golf Outing: July 21st, 2007  / Tina Decker (Mother)    Read >>
Happy Birthday Justin!  / Nancy Green (Aunt)    Read >>
the days that pass  / Jessica O'brien (friend)    Read >>
I'm so sorry  / Connie (passerby)    Read >>
Happy graduation  / Nancy Green (Aunt)    Read >>
Im so sorry!!!  / Killian Hardings Mommy     Read >>
Memories / Marlene Bob Nick Mitch Burcham (friends)    Read >>
Light of my life  / Nancy Green (Aunt)    Read >>
to my friend  / Sarah Sochocki (friend)    Read >>
smile / Kathy Schriber (friend)    Read >>
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His legacy
Justin's Legacy  

When Justin was five years old he started playing sports.  He started off playing baseball for CBF.  His Dad was even his coach for a couple of years.  When he got older he decided that he wanted to try something different.  This is when he started playing football in the 8th grade.  He was center linemen.  The team it self was a loosing one but that never changed Justin's outlook on the game.  He was one of the few that never gave up and stuck it out until his accident.  He went threw some injuries to his knees but that couldn't hold him down.  I asked him one day if playing with a loosing team and having knee injuries was all worth it.  He said "I love football win or loose".  Then he found another new love wrestling, which he didn't start until the 10th grade year.  He was great, I was really surprised! He loved the head and arm.  I know he had alot of friends and if he was here today he'd tell them all don't give up and always give 100% in anything you do. Justin was a soft spoken boy/man.  He was more mature then most teenagers his age.  Alot of people that had met him and the nurses in the hospital thought he was at least 18 or 20.  Justin also enjoyed playing softball with his Dad for the church.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and his motorcyle.  When we lost Justin his Dad said I didn't only loose a son but I've lost my best friend too.  Justin has touched so many lives in his short time here on Earth. Justin was also lucky to have his coaches as pallbearers.  They weren't only coaches but also friends. I know that if Justin wouldn't have been able to play sports and be like his old self he wouldn't have wanted to go on in this life.  So I believe that God knew and did what was best.  We will see him again I am sure of it.  So until then we have our memories and stories that still live on. 

 
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