February 24, 1961 - July 13, 2017
Born in Chattanooga, TN
Resided in Howe, IN
Chief Thunderheart was born on February 24, 1961 in Chattanooga, TN.
He was born with American Indian, Sioux, and Apache heritage. At birth he was given the name "Thunderheart". Thunder stands for strength, courage, bravery. Heart stands for the love he would have for others. He was given a lightning bolt as his symbol.
He had become estranged from family early in life. He learned to loved when he needed to love, and thunder when thunder necessary, and knowledge to know the difference.
He became a "Chief" of the "Flying Eagles" tribe in Fort Wayne, IN for ten years. He left the tribe when his health started failing. He was very proud of his heritage. He searched for long time to find his blood brother in life and he did.
In his life he was a baker, working in various bakeries, he last bakery being the Das Strudel House with Paul Neeley in the 1980's, then with the Blue Gate. He loved the trade. He enjoyed motorcycles, sporty cars, and his favorite, football: the Michigan Wolverines and the Green Bay Packers.
He was a spiritual man, a very proud man. He became a Christian when he joined the Word Fellowship Church in Centreville, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Word Fellowship Church, 27570 Marvin Road, Centreville, MI 49032.
A 1pm Luncheon will be held following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association and to his blood brother and best friend, Lou & Deb Saddison.
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Centreville, MI US 49032
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