Mary Grace Deck

Deck to celebrate 80th birthday

Mary Grace Deck, Churubusco, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception hosted by her children for family and friends from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Birthday wishes may also be sent to Mary at P.O. Box 307, Churubusco, IN, 46723. Mary was born July 15, 1930, in Fort Wayne. She and her two siblings went to live in the St. Vincent’s Villa orphanage on Wells St. in Fort Wayne in 1936 after their mother took sick with tuberculosis and later died. Mary moved to Churubusco after her sophomore year of high school. She married Robert L. Deck on September 14, 1947; they were married for 55 years before Robert passed away. Their five children include Barb (Jerry) Young and Bruce Deck, both of Churubusco, Mike Deck of Fort Wayne, Roberta (Mike) Repine of Leo and Laura (Bobby) Hursey of Columbia City. Mary has 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary is a longtime Churubusco resident, member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, the Rosary Sodality and the VFW Auxiliary. She played the organ for several years at her church and taught Catechism. In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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