THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thad O. Eack
Issue Date: December 6, 2018
Thad Owen Eack, 77, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.
Born April 8, 1941 in Menominee, to the late Bennie and Eugenie (Owen) Eack, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1959 and received an Electronics Certificate in 1971 from the RCA Institute. He married the former Mary Marshall on Nov. 27, 1965 and she preceded him in death in October of 2001. He then married the former Crystal Foss on Oct. 2, 2005 in Minnesota. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, retiring in 1980 after 21 years.
A member of the 20 Year Military Club and a lifetime member of the American Legion-Menominee, he worked 25 years at KUS Industries in Marinette as an Electronics Engineer, retiring in 2006.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, sailing, working in his yard and flying remote-control sailplanes.
He is survived by his wife of over 13 years, Crystal Eack; four sons, Kenneth Eack, Jeff (Tracie) Foss, Dan (Kelly) Foss and Joe Foss; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Eack and many other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents and his first wife Mary, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Cramer and a son, David Foss.
Visitation took place at Cadieu Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday, Dec.1 from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at 11 a.m. Military Honors by the 20 Year Military Club followed with Chaplain Don Eack, USN officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.