Former owner of Decker Truck Line dies at 88

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Decker Truck Line on Thursday, March 1, announced the death of its former owner, Dale D. Decker, on Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Donna Decker, and son Don Decker, the current owner of Decker Truck Lines. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A former owner of Decker Truck Line Inc., Decker spent more than 50 years building up the business his brother founded with a single Model B Ford truck in 1931, in the heart of the Great Depression. Decker served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he earned two Purple Hearts.

Afterward, he rejoined his brother, Loren, in the family trucking business, where he participated in all phases of the company’s activities. In 1993, Dale retired as owner of Decker Truck Line Inc. when their son, Don, acquired sole ownership of the company.