Stefan was born in Lodi, CA to Carl and Janet Dekker.
He passed away in the beautiful outdoors of Red Bluff, CA at the age of 35...an area he loved to spend time with his constant companion and faithful dog, Tuko. Stefan attended St. Anne’s Catholic School and graduated from Tokay High School in Lodi, CA. Stefan’s love of music led him to form the rock band, “Spiritfall” with friends, including life-long friend Christian Spencer. He was an accomplished drummer and enjoyed traveling to many venues throughout the United States.
Stefan was a loyal friend and loved by all. Many in the Chico and Red Bluff area considered him family. Stefan leaves behind his parents, Tom and Janet Holtzclaw, brother Tyson Dekker (Genie), sister Kara Holtzclaw, nephews and niece, Croy, Carson and Elliana Dekker as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Carl J. Dekker, and his Dekker, Camandona, and Holtzclaw grandparents.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1225 Olive Ave., Oakdale, CA on Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UCSF Children’s Hospital, the SPCA, or a charity of your choice.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Feb. 17, 2016