Ernest A. Thacker, 79, Phillipsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.

He was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Russell to Harold F. and Amy (Corwin) Thacker.

He married Thelma G. Wells on June 12, 1960, in Russell.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rodney, Hays, and Doug, Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Carrie Bredemeier, Colby; a brother, Harold, Wichita; a sister, Amy Ellen Casper, North Platte, Neb.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Phillipsburg; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.

Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, both at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or United Methodist Women Thrift Store in care of the funeral chapel.

Condolences can be sent to www.olliffboeve.com.