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Irvin Earl Thacker, 81, born May 29, 1923, passed away March 14, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Stella Thacker, brother, La Verne Thacker, brother-in-law Robert May and son-in-law Jim Perkins. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Madelyne Thacker and children, Linda Perkins, Charlotte (Dave) Baker, Illinois, Norman (Joy) Thacker and Monie (Eddie) Heintz of Nevada. Also survived by 12 grancchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, brothers, Freddie (Pam) Thacker and Edward “Junior” (Jennie) Thacker, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Irvin was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran serving in the South Pacific. He was a rancher and farmer in the Rye area all of his life. His many joys in his life were his children and grandchildren, and taking care of his many animals. Irvin always had a smile on his face and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cremation with a memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

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