Tucker Thissen, Eagle County resident, 1980-2011
Vail, CO Colorado
Tucker Thissen, 30, passed away too soon May 9 in an automobile accident near Idaho Springs.
Tucker was born June 9, 1980, in Vail and was a lifetime resident of Eagle County. He attended Battle Mountain High School for three years before leaving for his senior year to play hockey in Rhode Island and then to League City, Texas, to play baseball his second semester. During his high school years, Tucker had the opportunity to travel to China to play hockey and Australia to play baseball. After high school, he received scholarships to play baseball at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan., and St. Charles Community College, St. Louis, Mo.
Tucker owned and operated Stumpy’s Firewood and worked construction with his dad. He enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, golf and Monday night poker with his friends. He loved taking all the dogs on outings, especially to Cottonwood Pass with his mom.
Tucker is survived by his mother Theresa Shearer Thissen, of Gypsum; aunt Sherry Shearer Neebe, of New Hope, Pa.; cousins Chrissie Linderman, Cody, Wyo, and Andrea Hyams and Sequaoia Hyams, of Steamboat Springs; father Steve Thissen, of Eagle-Vail; step-brother Colin Kingston and step-sister Katie Kingston; uncles Tim Thissen, of Greeley, and Brian Thissen, of Chandler, Ariz.; aunts Kathy Thissen, of Glenwood Springs, and Kay Hartley, Kingman, Kan.; cousins Hilary Thissen, of Steamboat Springs, Molly Lusk, of Yakima, Wash., Will, Chet and Tal Hartley, great-aunt Helen Anderson and great-uncle Tom Thissen, all of Kingman, Kan.
He was an amazing son, step-brother, nephew, cousin and friend to the many people who knew him. Tucker will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A celebration of Tucker’s life is planned for May 21 from 2-6 p.m. His family will begin greeting friends at 2 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 3 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion, 538 Eagle Road, Eagle-Vail. Food and drinks will be available.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tucker Thissen Memorial Fund, c/o FirstBank of Avon, Box 5270, Avon, CO 81620 or any at FirstBank branch.