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Gary Thatcher


Gary D. Thatcher, 54, of Marion, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at his home. Per Gary's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Gary was born March 6, 1965, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Ronald and Donette (LaFrentz) Thatcher. On Sept. 2, 1994, in Marion, he was united in marriage to Tammy Schmuecker. Gary was employed at Palmer Telecommunications, which later became Tektivity, retiring in 2010 due to his health. He was a faithful Iowa Hawkeye, Dallas Cowboy and Chicago Cubs fan. Gary enjoyed taking part in the Cedar Rapids music scene. He also was an avid outdoorsman, including fishing and spending time at their cabin. However, Gary's greatest love of all was spending time with Tammy and Lizzie. He touched many lives in many ways and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy of Marion; his daughter, Elizabeth Thatcher of Des Moines; father, Ron Thatcher of Marion; mother, Donette (Mike) Thatcher-Cobb of Dallas, Texas; brother, Steve (Jane) Thatcher of Marion; and sister, Lilian McKenzie of Iowa City. Also surviving are numerous loving family members and friends.
The family would like to thank all of the hospitals and caregivers that helped Gary, especially Dr. Abha Saxena of Cedar Rapids.
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