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MILLARD G HATCHER

January 24, 1929April 27, 2020

DR. MILLARD G. HATCHER, 91, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at Jimmer son Lake, Angola, Ind. Born in Peoria, Ill., he was a son of the late Ralph and Pearl Hatcher. He was a 1949 graduate of the Naval Hospital Corps School and graduated Lincoln Chiropractic College of Indianapolis in 1957. Millard served honorably as a Naval Corpsman during the Korean War. He married Ellen "Joann" Gudgel in 1954; she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2018. Millard was a chiropractor for 38 years, retiring in, 1995. His patients meant a lot to him and he took great pride in his work. He was a member of the Shriner's and a talented singer, enjoyed by many. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake, enjoyed flying with his friends, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Surviving are his children, Gayle Snyder and Michael Hatcher; grandchildren, Eric (Michele) Snyder, Jena (Nate Heim) Snyder and Kaelyn (Carl) Richardson; and great-grandchildren, Elliot and Reese Snyder. Millard was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory Hatcher; sisters, Dorothy Hindert, Sara O'Dell and Bessie McClintick - Walton; brother, Lilburn Hatcher. There will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.greenlawnmpfh.com

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Jeff King

May 5, 2020

Gayle and Michael, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. This is such a horrible time to lose a loved one. My prayers are with your family. I have many memories of your dad and will share a few. In 1982, Dr. Hatcher opened his Chiropractic business in the evening hours to treat several key Wayne High School soccer players. He used all of his magical tools and machines and treated each and every one of us as a very important patient. We beat Luers that year as a 'High School Club' and won FW City. Thank you Dr. Hatcher! I also remember spending many hours in the basement on Delcon Dr. Thank you Dr. Hatcher for allowing Michael to throw those crazy Harry Buffalo parties. I cannot believe everyone survived the chiropractic inversion bed in your basement. I love the Hatchers! Please stay safe!

Randy Worthman

April 30, 2020

Your family was a big part of my childhood growing up in Ridgeway! Thoughts and prayers !

Leslie Miller

April 30, 2020

I had the honor of knowing Dr Hatcher since I was a young teenager! He and Joann were always very kind and welcoming when I was at their home. They raised three great kids and his kindness will be payed forward. He had a great smile that lit up his eyes! He will be missed...

David Gudgel

April 29, 2020

With much love to the Hatcher family. My Aunt Joann and Uncle Millard were a special and fun family. Many many fond memories. Even though many years have passed the memories have not faded. So sorry Gayle and Michael. Love you all. David

Jodie (and Bradley Barrett) Redman-Barrett

April 29, 2020

I am so sorry. There are no words that can ease the sadness you feel.
Your Daddy, Grandpa, Great Grandpa will always be within every heart he touched - every greeting, smile, song, memory.
My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. 💕🕊

Greg Keyser

April 29, 2020

Gayle and Michael, We sure were lucky to grow up during a time of innocence surrounded by neighbors and friends like your Mom and Dad. Jan, Greg and Tex Keyser

Ronald Fisher

April 29, 2020

Gayle and Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved both of your parents.

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