Obituaries: Dreyer, Fiero, Flouton, Decker

Olga Dreyer, 93, co-owned oil burner company

VALATIE—Olga Dreyer, 93, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie, died there Sunday, November 20.

Born in the Bronx, August 4, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Struck) Klatt.

Mrs. Dreyer was the co-owner and secretary of Atlantic Oil Burner Company in the Bronx and a former member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook.

She is survived by: two sons, Douglas Dreyer of Rockland County and Donald Dreyer (Suzanne) of Valatie; four grandchildren, Dawn Colavito (Damien), Douglas M. Dreyer (Jennifer), Kevin F. Dreyer and Amy E. Braham (Anthony); six great grandchildren, Damian Colavito, Derek Dreyer, Allyson Dreyer, Jordan Braham, Julia Dreyer and Ethan Dreyer.

She was predeceased by her husband, August J. Dreyer and her grandson, Robert Dreyer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 23 at Ferncliff Cemetery,

Hartsdale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milan Rescue Squad, 250 Williams Road, Red Hook 12571. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.

Franklin Fiero, 95, decorated WWII vet, worked at Columbia Corp

CHATHAM—Franklin W. Fiero, 95, of Chatham died Monday, November 14 at his residence.

Born February 20, 1916 in Chatham, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Martha (Powell) Fiero.

He graduated from Chatham High School in 1935. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945 in the U.S. Army. He served in the Aleutian Islands and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

He also served in the Army Corp of Engineers building the Alaskan Highway. Mr. Fiero was employed with the Columbia Corporation in Chatham for 34 years and retired in 1980. He was life member of the Hudson Elks and past member of the U.S. Trotting Association. He was a member of the Empire Driving Club, life member of the American Legion. He loved his family, hunting, planting his garden, Kelly’s legs and his desserts.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeanette (Jones) Fiero of Chatham; sons, Paul K. Fiero and Franklin (Scott) Fiero; nephew, Henry (Veronica) Decker and niece, Frances Rankin.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Jennings and Justina Decker. His funeral was November 19 at the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham. Interment was in the Ghent Union Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to (Sis) Veronica Decker, Box 85, Ghent 12075 for medical needs. To send online condolences visit

Kimberly Flouton, 29, Disney World and Giants fan

HUDSON—Kimberly Ann Flouton, 29, of Livingston died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 20, 1982 in Hudson, she was the daughter of William and Lori (Teator) McGuire.

Mrs. Flouton worked as a CNA at the Ferncliff Nursing Home of Rhinebeck.  She loved life and was very family orientated. She was devoted to her

nieces and nephews and to her three dogs. She was a fan of Disney World and collected Mickey Mouse memorabilia. She was an avid NY Giants and NY Mets fan.

Surviving are: her husband, Michael Flouton, whom she married August 28, 2004 in Livingston; her parents William and Lori (Teator) McGuire of Livingston; her maternal grandmother, Beverly Teator of Nevis; a sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Jack Sundheimer of Red Hook; brother-in-law, Ronald Moore of Germantown; nieces, Amber Sundheimer, Sierra Sundheimer and Tayler Sundheimer; nephews, Zachary Moore, Carson Moore, Jayden Jackson and several aunts and uncles.

She was predeceased by her sister, Katherine Moore who died May 3, 2003.

Services were held Wednesday, November 23 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown, with the Reverend Beatrice West officiating.

Interment followed in the Livingston Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to The Donna M Crandall Foundation, 50 Traditional Lane, Albany 12211 or the Cystic Fibrosis Northeastern New York Chapter 16 Wade Road, Suite 2 Latham 12110.

Lois Decker, 73, nurtured children, loved Elvis

HILLSDALE—Lois Irene Decker, 73, a lifelong resident of Hillsdale passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011.

Born July 16, 1938 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Eleanor (Mossman) Pfeiffer.

She worked for more than 20 years as the head cook at the Roe Jan School.

Mrs. Decker was very patriotic and always supported veterans’ organizations. She was a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer at the nursery school at the North Hillsdale United Methodist Church, as well as at the Stay in Play after school program at Taconic Hills. She was also a huge Elvis Fan, enjoyed bowling at the Cove Lanes in Great Barrington and the “Card Club.”

She devoted her life to nurturing children, not only her own but scores of kids through the school lunch program, Stay and Play, the Sunday school, the nursery school and babysitting. She cared tremendously for Taconic Hills, the town of Hillsdale, and the Methodist Church. She was present at every school game, no matter the weather. Mrs. Decker touched so many lives with her kindness and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community.

She is survived by her four children, Craig and his companion Gloria of Hillsdale, Michael and his wife Tara of Hillsdale, Scott and his wife Jacquelyn of Craryville, and Diane and her husband Nathan of Portland, OR; three grandchildren, Amie, Scotty and Dylan Decker; four step-grandchildren, Jowe, Crystal, Ashley and Nick Warren; a brother, David Pfeiffer of Hillsdale; and four sisters, Jane McIntosh of Hudson, Deborah Bordeaux of Hillsdale, Pamela Keeler of Hillsdale and Susan Call of Copake. Additional family members include John L. (Jack) Decker, Sr., and Heather Decker and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her son, John L. (Jack) Decker, Jr., and a brother, John Pfeiffer.

Friends are invited and may call at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake, Friday, November 25, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jerome Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.

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