Lt. Colonel, Charles Conrad Dedecker, 89, died Friday, June 14th, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Arlene; children, Judith (and Robert) MacPhail, Elaine (and Donald) Hessong, April (and Michael) Branz, and Thomas (and Robin) Dedecker. In addition, he had 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ellen Claire Dedecker. Charles served for 30 years in the United States Air Force and saw action in World War – II, Korea, and in Vietnam. He had strong faith in God, his family and friends. Full military honors will be presented in honor of Mr. Decker’s service to our country, and a memorial service celebrating Charles’s life will be held at 11:00 o’clock, Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church, 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, 30068. The family will receive friends at a reception following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charles’s memory can be made to The Little Lambs Fund; Care of Faith Lutheran Church.