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Bonnie L. Thacker

Bonnie L. Thacker, beloved mother of Bonnie Siebenaller, passed away Monday evening, January 25, 2016, at the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, one day following her 97th birthday. She was born January 24, 1919 in Ai, Ohio to Joseph and Mattie (Bowers) Batdorf. Bonnie was the first in her family to graduate from Swanton High School in 1938. On January 24, 1939, she married Clarence Thacker and he preceded her in death on January 23, 1992.

Bonnie worked at Woolson Spice for 20 years and for Bunting Brass for 15 years, retiring 1n 1980. She enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and Canada with her husband, Clarence.

She survived by her daughter, Bonnie Siebenaller; grandchildren, Amy Jo Miller, Joe (Terri) Siebenaller and Doug Siebenaller; great-grandchildren, Louis and Weston Miller; and sister, Beverly Bruns; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clarence Thacker; sisters, Eva, Helen, Hope, Audrey, Bessie, Corrine and Louise; brothers, Ross, Dayton, Lee, Joseph Jr., Gaylord and John; son-in-law, Al Siebenaller; and grandson-in-law, Bill Miller.

Family and friends may visit Friday, January 29th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). A Vigil Service led by Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home. Graveside services at Swanton Cemetery will be held Saturday, January 30th at 12:00 (Noon).

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard's Youth Group.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center for the wonderful care they gave to Bonnie.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, January 29th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Vigil Service: Friday, January 29th at 6:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Graveside Service: Saturday, January 30th at 12:00 (Noon) at Swanton Cemetery-Centerville Road

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I remember going to family reunions at the Swanton Memorial Park when I was a child seeing Bonnie, my mom Anna Lou Hepfinger and her would talk for hours, Also we visited her in her home also up until my mother passed in 19999. Bonnie will be sadly missed.

Barbara Hepfinger Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Bonnie was a special lady to grow up and thrive in such a large family. They treated my father and his family very well. When I was very young, we traveled with them to southern Ohio on a vacation, and they were the first and only people that I ever met that traveled the Alaskan highway. Bonnie Jean was the first playmate for to my sister and myself. A lot of fond memories are coming back. I will be holding Aunt Bonnie and her family in my prayers.

Alan Lee Batdorf Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolence goes out to the Thacker family. The bible holds out a wonderful hope for our dead loved ones.( revelation 21.4) thank you hope this bring comfort to you and your family in time of sorrow. If you have any questions you can contact me at the email address below or visit our website at JW.ORG

Gloria brown Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Amy So sorry for your loss, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Bonnie, your mother had a daughter that took good care of her, and was loved. That is what counts in life. Her memory will always live on in your heart.

Kathy Kwiat Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Bonnie, Amy and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted by God's mercy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Claudia Sturm Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

What a wonderful life she had! And what a legacy she has left us in her descendants. May God comfort you with His gracious love during your time of sorrow. Love and prayers are being sent your way.

Lucille Smith Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Bonnie, Amy, Louis and Wes, We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God's peace and love for you help you through this time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Cathy Dancer Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM