Dan R. Thacker

Dan R. Thacker

September 6, 1955 – February 28, 2021

A Private Celebration will be held.




  • Charles Slack Posted March 2, 2021 7:36 pm

    We have all seen a wonderful soul taught by Our Father move on to the land of the Everlasting Peace. Although we feel that the time we have had with Dan was short, we have a lifetime of memories that we can share with each other to keep him with us. I loved you Dan as my friend and brother in life. We will catch up when I see you again.

  • Larry Olson Posted March 3, 2021 7:05 am

    A longtime friend and all around great guy! RIP my friend.

  • Dean Jacobson Posted March 3, 2021 7:47 am

    So sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. Many great memories of my long time ago friend. As Charlie said, we can catch up when we meet again.

  • Brad Moore Posted March 3, 2021 10:18 am

    To Dan’s family and friends, you have our deepest sympathies. Dan always had a great respect and love for all of you. Dan had a lot of titles in life; companion, son, brother, uncle, great-uncle. Dan was a father figure to Sandy’s daughters and was grandpa to their children. For some of us he was called friend and best friend. In Sandy, Dan found a great love. As you all know, Dan was a strong willed teenager who grew into a strong willed man. He was there for all of us anytime, anywhere, regardless of the circumstance. You knew you could count on Dan and that he would always have your back. That strong will and tenacious character helped Dan through his earthly journey and during his last days. That same tenacious attitude made it hard to win an argument with him; a draw was often the best you could hope for.
    Part 1

  • Brad Moore Posted March 3, 2021 10:19 am

    Part 2
    Dan would say that he was not perfect, but he did have perfect forgiveness. Dan had accepted the Lord as his Savior years ago and he had a deep and abiding faith that helped him through this life. Dan was not showy in a religious way but you saw that strong faith in his work and life and it served him well all of his days. As hard as this loss is to us, it is a great comfort to know that Dan is with the Lord in heaven and with his Dad who passed away just 7 months ago. I had the honor and privilege of riding “shotgun” through life with Dan for over 51 years; yes, we were driving cars at 14 years of age. We all have great memories of Dan that we will never forget and I look forward to seeing him again.
    God bless, Brad and Diane Moore

  • Whitney Veazey Busco Posted March 3, 2021 4:31 pm

    With such a heavy heart this saddens me to be writing this so soon. I prayed so much that this battle would be won by us and cancer would lose. I prayed so hard for you to beat this and for God to take your pain away and make it better. He answered my prayer, but not how I wanted. I wanted you back in your home, but he took you to his home. God stopped your pain and didn’t want you suffering. You now will be able to walk without help and pain and be strong again. I believe God makes no mistakes. As I always reminded you cancer does not define you! And still today it does not.

  • Kassie Strange Posted March 3, 2021 7:02 pm

    Dan was the most wonderful addition to our family, he fit right in with us from day one. I am glad my aunt Sandy found that love we all dream of. It saddens me that such a kind amazing soul has been taken from us. I pray for healing in this sad time and I know Dan will forever be missed by all who knew him.

  • Paul Elofson Posted March 3, 2021 8:25 pm

    Dan, Charlie, Dean and Brad Life is short, memories are long. It has been a long time since I shook Dan’s hand in greeting, but I remember those days and hope that God shined down on him. Dangerous mission this life. Good friends tide you over. I am sorry his journey ended early. My condolences to all who were privileged to know him.


  • Ashley Abbas Posted March 3, 2021 8:26 pm

    To my dad who put up one hell of a fight. I love you so much and I am proud to have called you my dad, you are truly a special person. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I thank you for that. Payton, Landon, Liliana and Elizabeth will always know to funny, caring, kind person you you were. Me and Chuck will make sure they hear all the stories about you, Brad and Charlie you told over and over. We will always love you and miss you. Make sure you and grandpa take care of each other. I promise I will continue to make you proud of me. We all love you dad,
    Abbas Family

  • Deb Posted March 4, 2021 3:29 pm

    My dear brother- I miss you so already. The life you lived brought joy to our family and will continue to bear fruit to the ones left behind- remembering all our special moments together, until I see you again.

  • Kim Matney Posted March 4, 2021 9:12 pm

    I miss my next door neighbor so much. 39 years is a long time. You don’t realize the little things you take for granted….the noise outside and you see out the window, oh it’s just Dan doing something in the yard, or leaving for work in the morning, it’s dark and you wait to turn on your lights after you back out as to not shine them in his house. I always knew I could call him if I had an emergency because he’s right next door. He helped me break into my house once on Thanksgiving. I had company coming and the turkey was on the counter waiting to be put in the oven and I locked myself outside. Or catching each others attention and talking through the fence about the stuff going on in the neighborhood or just talking about life. And less than a year ago what he wanted to do in retirement. I will miss my friend Dan. I’m so sorry for your loss and for mine. Heartbroken.

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