Monica A. Thacker, 81, Huntingburg

Monica A. Thacker, 81, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, May 7, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Ireland October 2, 1937, to John B. and Elizabeth C. (Schepers) Terwiske. She married Robert E. “Bob” Thacker June 15, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died 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, 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. She 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 Kippenbrock and husband Roger, St. Henry, and Maria Thacker, Jasper; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan, Shelby, Josh, and Parker Kippenbrock; one great-grandchild, Kayden Kerstiens, one sister, Mary Merkley, Jasper; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two children, Lori and Barry, who died at birth, one sister, Irene Werne, and six brothers, Jim, Cletus, Maurice, Wes, Bob, and Tony Terwiske.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the K of C in Jasper from 4-8 p.m. May 21. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family asks that you make a memorial contribution to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at

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