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Many with religious ties buried in cemetery

February 9, 2014

Photo by Becky Polaski Pictured at left is the grave of Michael Decker Sr., the man who built Decker's Chapel, while, in center, is the grave of his son, the Right Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Decker Jr.

During a recent tour of the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel made stops by some of the graves of individuals with religious ties who are buried in the facility.
One of those people was the man responsible for building Decker's Chapel. 
According to Beimel, Michael Decker Sr., a farmer who lived across from where Tractor Supply is currently located, injured himself and made a vow that resulted in the chapel's construction. 

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