Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family misses you greatly McKenzie. May God care for you, love you and help all of us find peace and understanding with this awful disease. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Margaret Bickford - Des Moines, IA - Friend   December 17, 2020

Sending you all so much love, and keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by Kris Page-Iverson - Friend   October 31, 2020

Your smile will be forever missed my friend

Posted by Michaela Gray - Gilbert, IA - Friend   October 30, 2020

God is with McKenzie Jo and she is with her Grandfather J.B. Decker. May they rest in peace together.
Love - Grandma Suzie

Posted by Suzan Schmitt - Cedar Falls, IA - Family   October 29, 2020

We are so very sorry for loss. Love to your family.

Posted by Mark and Sheila Warner - Des Moines, IA - Family Friend   October 29, 2020

I am heartbroken for your family. This is an unspoken illness that has beautifully been explained in your obituary. I can only hope that by your family sharing such intimate details about your struggles, that your death will not be in vain. I pray that others that deal with this illness are given hope to come forward, hold their head high and seek the necessary help that they need. Not only where you affected by this, but so was everyone that ever met you. As stated in your obituary - YOU WILL BE MISSED, but are no longer in pain. God Bless you and your family.

Kari Miller

Posted by Kari Miller - Carlisle, IA   October 29, 2020

Peace be with you and your family in this time of loss. May God give you the Grace to get through this tragedy. Understanding addiction is difficult. I know this family did all in their power to help McKenzie Jo. Mckenzie Jo, go rest high. The angels sing for you.

Posted by John McMullen - Ankeny, IA   October 29, 2020

I did not know your precious McKenzie but am lifting you up in prayer and thoughts, asking for some peace for you in this incomprehensible loss. Praying you find a way to release her to God's arms where she is held forever more.

Posted by Lin Nibbelink - Des Moines, IA   October 29, 2020

Holding the entire Decker family close in my prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace in your hearts. Miranda, you will always be one of my "own". Hugs to you, sweet girl. Rest high, McKenzie.

Posted by Stephanie Gunn - Ankeny, IA - Family Friend   October 29, 2020

I didn't know McKenzie, but my heart hurts for you and your family. I know what you are going through. Two years ago we were in the same position as you are now. We lost our daughter to the opioid epidemic. Just like you, we did everything to help her but this demon was too strong. Know you did everything you could, know that she loved you, and know her soul is at peace. ((Hugs))

Posted by Brenda Gesaman - Norwalk, IA   October 28, 2020

McKenzie you were my very best friend and I don't know how I can face this world without you. I wish there was something I coulda said , something I coulda done to show you just how important you were.. I love you, I wish you could have saw all the potential in you that I did.. never forgotten. I love you

Posted by Sarah Mauch - Alroona, IA - Friend   October 28, 2020

Our prayers and condolences to you all. God be with you and comfort you, for she is with him.

Posted by Chad Bentzinger - Ankeny, IA - Neighbor   October 28, 2020

Chris and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Tina & David Fountain - Macon, IL - Acquaintance   October 28, 2020

My prayers are with you all and my heart breaks for you!

Posted by Mary O'Riey - Creston, IA - Friend   October 28, 2020

McKenzie spent quite a bit of time at my house hanging out with one of my daughters who was a really good friend of hers. She would hang out on my back patio sitting in a chair listening to music eating Cheez-Its. I feel like I remember her wearing some pants with Cheez-Its on it. I also remember teasing her about her Cheez-It tattoo. She was always so quick witted and funny when she was over. I know Allison will miss her forever and always♥

Posted by Dawn Shepherd - Ankeny, IA - Friend   October 28, 2020