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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Max E. Thacker

August 3, 1926March 2, 2020

Max E. Thacker, 93, passed away on Monday, Mar. 2, 2020. Max graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Army, serving in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands as a radio operator during WWII. Upon completion of his tour in the Army Max worked for Zollner Pistons for 42 years retiring in 1991 as a foreman. Max loved playing cards, golf and his the Chicago Cubs. His favorite times were serving for 14 years as a Little League baseball coach. He is survived by his daughter Janet Goon (Duane) and Son Duane (Cha). He also leaves 3 grandsons Samuel, Justin and Tyler, along with 4 great-granddaughters and 3 great-grandsons. Preceding him in death are his wife of 62 years, Alberta and his sister Martha Tucker. Funeral services Saturday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, In. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Hockemeyer & Miller’s. Preferred memorials to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/. To sign the online guest book please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

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  • St. Jude Children's Hospital

Services

  • Calling Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Calling Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2020

Memories

Max E. Thacker

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Little Joe Deal

March 5, 2020

I'll never forget all the laughter Max would bring to the family reunions and how he would cut up with Grandma Speicher (Toadie) - you could never have a conversation without a joke or laughter...

Dennis Murphy

March 5, 2020

Our condolences to Jan and Duane. Coach Max was our Little League coach way back when we played for Magnavox. He always had a lot of patience to coach a bunch of 9-12 year olds. Rest in Peace Coach Max.
Dennis Murphy and Al Kartholl

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY