Thad Christopher Yanis

September 8, 1971 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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Thad Yanis Obituary

Thad Christopher Yanis, 52, of Indianapolis and formerly Marion, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 8, 1971, in Marion, Indiana, to Ruben and Karen Elaine (Ehmer) Yanis.

Thad graduated from Marion High School, class of 1991. He was a champion bowler with the Special Olympics and was a devoted Colts fan; he was a season ticket holder since 1998. Thad loved the family trips to Disney World and had a fond love for Minnie Mouse. He always had a smile on his face and was fondly referred to as “the angel among us.”  He will be truly missed.

Survivors include his loving parents, Ruben and Karen Yanis; siblings, Jeff (Aimee) Yanis and Tara (Kent) Richwine; nieces and nephews, Whitney (Karl) Eck, Catilin (Derek Wilson) Yanis, Karlee (Nate) Christy, Harper Richwine, Keaton Robinson and Ellery Robinson; great-nieces and nephews, Charlie Eck, Emersyn Eck, Baker Eck and Hadlee Christy.

Family and friends will gather on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis, with Fr. Peter Marshall presiding. Additional visitation will be held in the church starting at 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday. The burial will follow services in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Roncalli High School STARS Resource Program, Attn: Advancement Office, 3300 Prague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227-7096. Please note with donations that they are in memory of Thad Yanis. Envelopes will be provided at the church.

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December 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services
1458 S Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

December 19, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church
5353 McFarland Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Mass of Christian Burial
December 19, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church
5353 McFarland Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46227


Roncalli High School STARS Resource Program
3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis IN 46227
Tel: 1-317-788-4098

Please note, In Memory of Thad Yanis.


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