Montague L. Thocker

Age 81, of Grand Ledge, MI, passed away October 9, 2019. He was born February 25, 1938, in Lansing, MI, to Matthew and Clara Thocker.

Montague proudly served 4 years in the Navy and retired from the Lansing Fire Department after 25 years. He enjoyed building and piloting R.C. planes, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his children, Jeffery (Jori) Thocker, Michelle (Joseph) Smethurst, and Matthew (Thomas) Thocker; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gwendolyn (Terry) Tisdale and Maryanna Foster; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene; and son, Todd.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing Fire Department Honor Guard.

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Beth Lassen
October 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm

My condolences to you and your family. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed.
I remember fondly him at family reunions.
R.I.P fly high with the rest of the family.

Karla Malone
October 10, 2019 at 7:05 pm

RIP Uncle Monty.

Chris Snider
October 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Matt, I am so sorry to about your father. My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue Kohler
October 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm

My condolences to Jeff, Matt, Michelle, Gwen, Maryanna and all the family. Marlene didn’t even get a chance to miss him – now they’re together again! RIP Monty

Lynn Mendez
October 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to all of you!

Doris Avriett
October 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm

So sorry for your loss. At least he is with his “bride” once again. My prayers are with your family.

Dawn Ball
October 12, 2019 at 6:59 pm

My deepest sympathy to the families. RIP

Larry Ball
October 12, 2019 at 8:06 pm

Rest in peace a good honest guy you will be missed

Jeff Garrett
October 12, 2019 at 8:40 pm

I am so sorry for your loss! Already such a difficult time, my heart goes out to your entire family.

Buddy Rice
October 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Matt, thinking of you and your family. Know that you are in our thoughts. May the days ahead bring peace and comfort. Love, Buddy

Don and Rochelle Herring
October 13, 2019 at 8:42 am

Dear Matt, Don and I are so sorry to hear about your father. We have been
praying for you and your family. God
bless you and keep you in His care.
With love, Don and Rochelle

Mary Cook Kline
October 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Jeff, so sorry about the loss of your father. My sympathies to your family.

Martha, Jill, and Nick Pardee
October 13, 2019 at 6:31 pm

You will be missed by our family. Our sympathies to your family.

John Crafton
October 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm

R.I.P Monty, you will be missed by many.

Mike Dixon
October 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

He will always be remembered. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Mike Dixon

Jerry and Marsha Ericks
October 16, 2019 at 9:01 am

Jerry and I extend our deepest sincere condolences to all the family at this most difficult time. To lose both Marlene and Monty within a matter of two months is heartbreaking. We are grieving with you.

Mary Buzas
October 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm

I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Monty and Marlene. I was able to become their friend and help them out in their home. I will miss taking Marlene shopping at Lansing Mall this Christmas and will miss Monty reminiscing about memories of my dad. RIP to a special couple.

Rich Mitterling
November 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Prayers and blessings,
Rich Mitterling
Chaplain Michigan Premier Hospice

Sylvia Rundquist
November 7, 2019 at 10:08 pm

Jeff and all,

Wonderful memories of good times with your Mom and Dad at our homes and hockey games. Son Jim, my driver, is out of town so I’ll miss the service for Monty. Hope our paths cross again in the future. I have a lot of fondness for you all…..Sylvia Rundquist


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