Shaun Wayne Thacker, born March 12, 1968 passed away suddenly on August 28, 2020 in Joliet, Illinois. He is survived by his sons Shaun (Malinda) Thacker and Chris (Janelle) Thacker, his mother Janet Slachetka Thacker, siblings, Steven Thacker, Sandra Thacker Barbour and Scott ( Ev) Thacker, grandchildren, Bobby, Ivy, James and Rylee, numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Shaun is preceded in death by his father Roy Thacker.
Shaun’s family is having a wake to celebrate his life on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Gerharz-Capetta Funeral Home from 3:00 P.M. unti 8:00 P.M. at 501 State Street Lemont, Illinois 60439. All are welcome to stop in with a mask, respecting the 6 foot social distancing.
1932 Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.