Monica A. Thacker, 81, Huntingburg

Monica A. Thacker, 81, of Huntingburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Monica was born in Ireland on October 2, 1937, to John B. and Elizabeth C. (Schepers) Terwiske.

She married Robert “Bob” E. Thacker on June 15, 1963 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2019.

In their 56-year marriage, Monica and Bob lived in 14 different homes/houses in Indianapolis, Jasper, Boonville, Evansville, and finally in their “3rd Final Home Ever” in Huntingburg since 2010.

Monica retired in 1998.  In post-retirement she was an avid collector of anything and everything that she found pretty, or neat, or interesting, or just too good of a buy to pass up. Included in her acquisitions were extensive collections of Santa Claus figures, Hummel figurines and Uhl Pottery.

Monica also loved to spend her hours playing on the computer and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Her greatest happiness came when her grand and great-grandchildren visited.

Monica is survived by two daughters, Beth (Roger) Kippenbrock of St. Henry  and Maria Thacker of Jasper; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan, Shelby, Josh and Parker Kippenbrock; and one great-grandchild, Kayden Kerstiens. Monica is also survived by one sister, Mary Merkley of Jasper, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death beside her husband are two children, Lori and Barry, who died at birth; and her siblings, Irene Werne, Jim, Cletus, Maurice, Wes, Bob and Tony Terwiske.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the K of C in Jasper on May 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks that you make a memorial contribution to a favorite charity, or just simply take your loved ones out to eat.

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