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DECKSHEIMER, Jean (nee Hipkins)

DECKSHEIMER, Jean (nee Hipkins)

Jean went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2019 at the age of 86. She is survived by her loving husband Harold Decksheimer; her daughter Cheryl (Kevin) Gilbert and son Bob (Karin) Decksheimer; grandchildren Kaleena (Nick) van den Born, Lizz (Garret) Marsh, David (Shawna) Gilbert, Tyler (Melissa) Decksheimer, Morgan Decsheimer; and great grandchildren Kloe, Jaxon, Emily, Henry, Jacob, Axle, Edyth, Ozze, Helyn & Linnea.
Jean was born in Tisdale, SK and was the eldest of 10 siblings. She attended school in Tisdale then move to Moose Jaw, SK to work, this is where she met the love of her life, Harold. They were married September 25, 1954. Every Anniversary was celebrated with love. Harold’s work took them to Calgary in 1960, where their two children were born, then to Vancouver in 1965, and to Kelowna in 1966. Both deciding Kelowna was the best place to stay and raise their family. In 1972 Harold and Jean purchased a shoe store which she managed for four years and started a new love of shoes! She continued to work in sales for several years. Jean had a love and talent for all crafts, ceramics, sewing, rag dolls, bee’s wax candles, and most recently scrubbies and her beautiful scarves. Jean was a very active member in her church family at First Lutheran. Harold and Jean enjoyed many camping trips with family and church families. Many holidays to Mexico, Hawaii, Palm Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Lake Chelan, plus many trips to Saskatchewan to visit family were a part of her life. Jean was loving and caring, her kindness, accompanied by her smile, will be forever cherished by us all. She was loved as a sister, wife, mom, “grama” and then “great grama Jean”, but always a friend. There was always a treat in her purse and a welcoming hug for us all. She was a friend and soulmate to many. She will live forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna with Pastor Keith Reisdorf officiating. Should family and friends desire, memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, www.firstlutheranhaywardwi.org/giving
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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Harold and family we are so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
    Bill and Marillyn Grange
  • Jun 20, 2019
    To the Decksheimer family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I remember Mrs. Decksheimer from the shoe store and over the years have had the pleasure of getting to know many of her precious family members. Hugs to all of you at this very sad time. (Teacher) Bev Majewski xo
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Harold and family- You are in our hearts and prayers at this sad time. We know that many will miss Jean each and every day.
    Lynn Vaughan and Bill Peckham
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Harold and family,
    May God's love surround you and may His peace fill your hearts.
    Elfriede and Klaus Albrecht
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Harold and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Jean was a lovely lady and will be held in the hearts of many.
    Norm and Pat Bell
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Dear Harold and family, so very sorry to hear of Jean's passing. May your strength in the Lord and wonderful memories help you-through this difficult time.
    Love Barb (Turner) Schmidt
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Dear Cheryl & Kevin & your family,
    I have known your lovely mother for many years, some through your school years when you & my daughter Sandra were friends. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our condolences to all of you. Kaye Benzer
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Cheryl and Kevin and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has gained another angel to watch over you from above.
    Robyn and Greg McGill
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Hareld & family l'm so sorry for Jean's passing, she was a lovely person to know, she will be missed by all.
    Marina
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, we will always treasure our memories of Jean, our deepest sympathy. Otto and Marjorie Beger.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Sorry to hear about Jean I enjoyed our visits when she came in to get her hair done over the years. Lani
  • Jun 19, 2019
    My deepest sympathy Harold to you and your family at this most difficult and
    sad time.
    Bee Moser
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Harold and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She and Mom can now continue that card game.
    Joanne and Stu Greenhough
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Harold, so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was a lovely lady.
    Vera