Marie J. Thalacker, 80 of Eau Claire passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire.
Marie was born on March 5, 1935 to Herman and Helen (Krause) Alf in Eau Claire. She graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1953. After graduation Marie married Dennis Thalacker in Eau Claire. Marie worked numerous jobs over her lifetime but her main priority was raising her three children. She enjoyed singing, golfing, traveling, biking, and spending time with her family and friends. Marie was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran church, where she sang in the choir, and also taught Sunday school.
Marie is survived by her three children, Patricia (Randy) Baier of Eau Claire, Connie Thalacker of Eau Claire, and Mark (Patricia) Thalacker of Fall Creek; grandchildren, Jamie (Aaron) Knutson, Miah Thalacker, Daniel (Lisa) Baier, Rachel (Matthew) Nelson, Beth (Andrew) Burkstrand, and Emily Thalacker; three great-grandchildren, Lily Castillo, Gabriel Knutson, and Isabelle Knutson ; brother, Duane (Del Rose) Alf; sister, Helen Jorgenson; brothers-in-law, Vernon (Kathryn) Thalacker and Bernard (Sharon) Thalacker; and many nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Thalacker; brother, Almoine (Harriet) Alf and sister, Lillian (Lavern) Mierkey.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Christine Emerson officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery following the service.