OBITUARY: Robert LaFollette Thatcher

Thatcher, Robert LaFollette
Milan, Michigan
Formerly of St. Paul, MN

Age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 25, 1936, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Myron W. and Ruth (Boesel) Thatcher. Robert was a passionate and skilled Doctor of Chiropractic who enjoyed his lifelong career. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, hunting, golfing and music. His greatest joy was making memories with the love of his life Sharon (Heath), who survives.
Throughout his 61 year career, Dr. Bob Thatcher took care of over 35,000 patients and mentored over 100 interns. He was highly regarded for both his professionalism and his Christian beliefs.
Robert was very loving and proud father of his three sons, Robert (Bob) LaFollette Jr. and his wife Julie, of Elkhart, Indiana, Myron (Bill) and his wife Judy of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Theodore (Ted) and his wife Johnnett of Redding, California. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, whom they lovingly called “Papa”: Meghan (Alexis), Madison (John), Lindsey, William, Theodore (Kassie), Jacob and Mac, one great-grandson, Ethan, brother Paul Rexford Thatcher of St. Paul, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Joanne, and a brother John.
Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan on Thursday, Feb. 8th from 5-8pm. Funeral service will be held at the Milan Baptist Church 11:00 a.m. Friday with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.. Burial will follow at Azalia Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to: The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation or the Milan Baptist Church. Visit for the online guestbook.

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