Emily Sue Dannacher, 68

Emily Sue Dannacher, 68, of Wabash, died at 7:57 a.m., Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Wabash, to Dr. William Dennis Dannacher and Emily Marteen (Rhymer) Dannacher.

Sue was a 1968 graduate of Wabash High School and received her bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma.  She worked 10 years at the Division of Children and Family Services in Peru, and also worked at Rankin Bass Animation Company in New York City 25 years.  She was solely responsible for the production of the animated series “Thundercats.”  She was a female activist and was interested in movie and theater. 

She is survived by her three brothers, Dennis H. (Marta) Dannacher of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gregory R. Dannacher of Wabash, and William K. (Joan) Dannacher of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; step-mother Lynnie Dannacher of Wabash; nieces and nephew, Dr. Melissa Dannacher of Little Rock, Ark., Dr. Stefania Dannacher of Fort Lauderdale, Amy (Mike) Carpenter of Fall Brook, Calif., Molly Dannacher of Elmhurst, Ill., Hannah Radeke and William T. Dannacher, both of Clarendon Hills.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lynn Dannacher.

Per Sue's request there will be no services. 

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Valley Dance Theater.

The memorial guest book for Sue may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Mar 06