Sara Marie Loring '07, age 40 and Justin Andres Loring, age 40, both of Kankakee, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ringgold, GA.


Sara was born November 19, 1981 in Kankakee, the daughter of David W. & Donna M. Alderson Decker.


Justin was born January 31, 1982 in Baton Rouge, LA, the son of Randy Loring & Lisa Ann Eckhardt Swisher.


Sara and Justin were married January 6, 2007 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Kankakee.


Sara was a bilingual school teacher in District 111 at Steuben School. She was a graduate of Herscher High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Masters degree from Olivet Nazarene University. She was an active member of the County West Soccer Team and was a Girl Scout Leader. Sara enjoyed shopping and movie nights at home with her family. Her children were the love of her life.


Justin was a System Engineer for Republic Services. He was a graduate of Herscher High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University.

Justin had served as an Infantryman with Co. C, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment based in Kankakee from 1999 to 2005. Justin was also active in the County West Soccer Team. He enjoyed soccer, reading, concerts, obstacle runs, camping, and poker nights.


Surviving are their children, Noah Loring, Liam Loring, and Lexi Loring, all at home.

Sara is also survived by her parents, David & Donna Decker of Kankakee; her paternal grandfather, Wayne Decker of Kankakee; one brother, Brian Decker of Kankakee; two nephews, Colin Decker and Ben Decker; and one cousin, Tammy Decker.

Justin is also survived by his mother and step-father, Lisa Eckhardt Swisher & James Swisher of Tunnel Hill, GA; his father and step-mother, Randy & Pam Loring of Elizabeth City, NC; one brother, Ian Loring of St. Augustine, FL; maternal grandfather, Fred Eckhardt of Tunnell Hill, GA; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Sara was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Carol Decker; maternal grandparents, William & Susie Alderson; and one uncle, Mark Decker.


Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dolores Eckhardt.


Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at St. John Paul II West Campus in Kankakee. Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee.