Darlene Ann Thacker
Darlene Ann Thacker, 78, of Onalaska, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, August 4th1940, to Charlotte Lucas Reed and Oliver Reed. She married Kermit Eugene Thacker on August 9, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alexandria, Virginia. Darlene graduated from George Washington High School Alexandria, Virginia and began her career at United Airlines in Washington, D.C. working as an executive secretary, to the Vice President of operations. She and her husband relocated their family to Clearwater, Florida where she began a career at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office from 1973- 1999. She was the first female Property and Evidence Supervisor with the Sheriff’s office. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, and dedicated her time taking care of her husband. Darlene was an avid reader, she enjoyed decorating her home, entertaining, and experiencing a Florida lifestyle, boating, beach fun, fishing, and Sundays spent relaxing in her pool. She loved a good game of poker, usually winning, along with bingo, and meeting new friends. She and her husband relocated to Onalaska, Wisconsin to be closer to family and enjoy their great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Valerie Thacker Handstad (Donald), Kimberly Thacker Martin (John); grandchildren, Kyle Handstad, Ashley Sammann (Brent); and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Reed; father, Retired Lt. Col. Oliver Reed; and her husband, Kermit Eugene Thacker. The family will be holding private services. A special thank you to Mayo Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Hospice.