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Chris Thatcher

March 27, 1966 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Chris Thatcher Obituary

Christopher Wade Thatcher, a beloved son, brother, father, uncle, and friend, died unexpectedly on November 23, 2023, at the age of 57.

Chris graduated from Homestead High School in 1985, attended Vincennes University, and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, where he made lifelong friends.

Chris worked at Dana Incorporated for nearly 35 years as a journeyman/millwright, as a union leader for 10 years, and was a proprietor for the Blue Moon restaurant in Garrett for 15 years. Whether Chris was your colleague or your manager, you knew he had your back. He always did what was best for everyone around him, and that is what drove him. Chris had a generous heart, loved to laugh, and to make people laugh.

Chris loved his family, IU basketball, billiards, vacationing with his family and in-laws, and satirical humor. He enjoyed business and problem solving and was determined to master his craft in negotiations.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, William H. Thatcher Jr. He is survived by his sons, Dalton Wade and Auston Jeffrey Thatcher; mother, Carolyn (Burns) Thatcher; brother, Will (Jennifer) Thatcher; Newfoundland, Nora; and many relatives and friends who loved him dearly.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 with visitation one hour prior.  Visitation will also be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 30, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Funeral Service
Friday
December 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Committal
Friday
December 1, 2023

12:15 PM
Catholic Cemetery (Fort Wayne)
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Donations

Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)
2121 Olladale Drive, IN 4688
Tel: 1-260-432-4122
Web: http://www.palfw.org

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