Thesa V. Decker, 89, formerly of Menominee passed away in Alabama on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was born on February 11, 1925, to the late James and Anne (Rose) Pemberton in Bon Jellico, Kentucky.
She graduated from Woodvine High School in 1942. Thesa married Gerald Papineau Sr. in 1943. In 1963, Thesa married Sylvester "Bob" Decker who had five children. They both worked at Vernco/Emerson. Bob passed away in 1984. Thesa retired in 2000 at 75 years of age.
Thesa is survived by three children: Gerald Papineau Jr., Colleen Papineau,  and Renee Osborne; four step-children: Donna Connaher, Theodore (Sharon) Decker, Darrell (Nada) Decker, and Shelly Rusetzke; step-daughter-in-law, Julie Decker; many grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Gerald and Bob; two sons; Gregory and Michael; a daughter, Yvonne; and step-son, Dennis.
Good bye to all my many friends and loved ones, think of our good times.
Private Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.
Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.