Sadly the ThunderCats fandom has lost another icon; Emily Sue ‘Lee’ Dannacher passed away  Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was 68 years old.

Sue was a 1968 graduate of Wabash High School and received her Bachelors 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, Florida, Gregory R. Dannacher of Wabash, and William K. (Joan) Dannacher of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; step-mother Lynnie Dannacher of Wabash; nieces and nephew, Dr. Melissa Dannacher of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Stefania Dannacher of Fort Lauderdale, Amy (Mike) Carpenter of Fall Brook, California, Molly Dannacher of Elmhurst, Illinois, 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


We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Emily Sue ‘Lee’ Dannacher. She was, above all, a wonderful person. She will be missed.