Vicki Sue (Salisbury) Decker was born June 16, 1948 in Midland, to Ralph Wick Salisbury and Myrtle Mahala (Bonner) Salisbury. On February 11, 2021 Vicki rejoined her parents who predeceased her.
After graduating from Midland High School’s class of 1967, Vicki became a nurse. She later expanded her education, was hired into Dow Corning and for over twenty years she contributed to areas of the company including DC’s steam and electric cogeneration plant (SECO), contact lens business, medical marketing division, regulatory and with the executive team in benchmarking.
As an avid outdoorsman from a young age, Vicki was a camp leader and canoe instructor throughout her teens. She taught outdoor skills to youth and later on to her own children. Vicki’s husband Gary, introduced her to the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association. For the last 30 years she served the organization in numerous capacities at both the state and local levels including MSSFA’s State President (first female in their history) and most recently as Representative to the State Board of Directors for the Great Lake’s Bay Chapter.
Anyone who knew Vicki, recognized her immense inner strength as she endeavored for more than four decades to control her rheumatoid arthritis. Her family is ever grateful for the support from Vicki’s close friends and the members of her medical teams.
Vicki is survived by her husband, Gary; brother Bill Salisbury of Auburn; children, Chris (Douglas) Teugh of Portage; Brett Wilcox of Honor; Jason Decker of Manistee, Jennifer (Vince Miller) Decker of Midland; grandchildren David, Catherine, Samuel, Jacob.
Due to current restrictions, there will be a private service for immediate family on Saturday, February 20, 2021 with a celebration of life to take place in summer of 2021. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements are under the care of the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.
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