We have been informed that Rosalie Deck, 91, of Norwalk, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, March 7. Mrs. Deck was the mother and grandmother of Grand National Super Farm competitors Rod and Bryan Deck ("Dream On," "One Bad Apple"), respectively.
Mrs. Deck and her late husband Wilmer farmed on land near Winside until moving to Norwalk in 1987. She then worked at the Norfolk Daily News and volunteered at a local hospital. She was known as a talented cook and baker and also enjoyed gardening and sewing.
In addition to Rod and Bryan, Mrs Deck is survived by her daughters, Karen (Mervin) Hamm, Jane (Allen) Marsh, and Joan (Jack) McKee; nine other grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Elsie Becker, Anne Rowntree, Elizabeth Boettcher, and Lynn Wheatley. Mrs. Deck's full obituary may be found here, and a tribute video has been posted here, where messages of sympathy may also be left for the family. Mrs. Deck was laid to rest last week; memorials can be sent to Rosalie Deck Memorial, 9811 Hazeltine Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68136.
We express our condolences to the Decks on their loss.