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Frederick C. Thatcher

December 11, 1940 — October 27, 2022


Frederick C. Thatcher

Frederick C. Thatcher, 81, of Fishers, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at his home.  He was born on December 11, 1940 to Harold and Emma (Groh) Thatcher in Chicago, Illinois.

Frederick earned a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree from the University of Chicago.  He then earned his PhD in Physics from the University of California State in San Bernardino. Frederick was a physics professor at IUPUI for 34 years before retiring. He also worked and retired from Naval Avionics Center. Frederick enjoyed reading, computer gaming, and spending time with his family. He was a son, brother, father, and lover of any and all kinds of cookies.

He is survived by his children, John Thatcher, Karen Waterman, and Sonia Walton; five grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harold L. Thatcher.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, in Fishers.  A graveside service will be at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 6060 Castleway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250,


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