Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Complete Obituary
Norman Decker
  Norman K. Decker, 82, died March 20, 2013, at his home in Bowling Green.
He was born Feb. 7, 1931, to Veddie D. and Matie Z. Decker.
On June 9, 1956, he married Martha R. Ruck Decker, and they lived 56 years together achieving their goals in life.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Doak and Kyle, and two grandchildren, Jake and Samantha Decker.
He attended Harborcreek High School in Harbor Creek, Pa., and received his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in 1957 and his master's degree in 1962.
He was a Korean War Veteran and received the Korea Service Ribbon and Bronze Star. His entire career was devoted to teaching and coaching. "Stormin' Norman" made a winning a habit at Liberty Center, Celina and Whitmer high schools. He taught the value of discipline, hard work, commitment and education.
He received eight "Coach of the Year" awards, was inducted into three athletic halls of fame and won 113 football games, never taking credit and always praising his coaching staff and the men on the team.
In lieu of visitation, his final request was to wait for his terminally ill wife to join him and to have all their friends come together for a cookout this summer to celebrate their lives.
Memorial contributions may be made to flagcityhonorflight.org or www.heartlandhospicefund.org.
"I don't believe in the brute nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear - is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious!" - Vince Lombardi.
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