Thede visits Camp to see latest progress

Elsie Thede

Thank you to Elsie Thede, for stopping by Camp Courageous to see the progress that has been made since her last visit. Elsie, and her husband, Larry, owned the Decker House in Maquoketa for years. Honorary Board Member Muriel Allen and I would meet there regularly to go over camp projects. Muriel was camp’s #1 fruitcake and pineapple seller in that area, and the Thedes were always there to help. The Thedes never missed a camp breakfast/open house, until health no longer allowed it. Larry passed in 2001. Their niece, Beth Sparby, and her Mom, Lorene Eno, now run the Decker House.