The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


February 1, 2014

John William Deck

TILTON — John William Deck, 80, of Tilton, passed away at 11.27 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Prescence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

John was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Clarence Deck and Leota (Stephenson) Deck.

He married Fran Davis on June 12, 1955, in Armstrong. She survives in Tilton.

John also is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

John started working at Sims Garage, Radio Condenser and later worked at the Frey Tire Company. He then became part owner of the Frey Tire Company until his retirement in 1990. After his retirement, John also enjoyed working at the Masonic Temple in Danville. He was a member of Rossville United Methodist Church, where he and his wife were very involved in many activities.

He belonged to the Illiana Antique Car Club, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Anchor Lodge No. 980 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Danville, Eastern Star of Illinois Iris Chapter 307 of Danville, and Eastern Star of Illinois Chapter 854 in Danville. He was a Scottish Rite 33rd Degree Mason. Together John and Fran enjoyed volunteering at the Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters.

John enjoyed woodworking, playing cards in his gazebo, watching movies on television, working in his garden and fishing at Moose Lake in Minnesota. His greatest enjoyments were having surprise dinners, traveling with his wife and taking tours in their antique car with the car club.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, with Eastern Star and Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Rossville United Methodist Church, 116 Maple St., Rossville, with Pastor Carl Mesiti officiating. Burial will follow services at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

Memorials may be made to Rossville United Methodist Church, 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL 60963, or Bismarck United Methodist Church, 204 S. Chicago Ave., Bismarck, IL 61814. Visit to view John’s online tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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