Born 1-11-1941 -- Died 4-10-2006
Claude Alan Thayer, 65, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Northwood, Iowa, died April 10, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
He was born Jan. 11, 1941, the son of Oscar and Lila Thayer in Belmond, Iowa. He was a mechanic and was of the Methodist faith.
He was married to Linda Hanson of Belmond on March 22, 1975.
Survivors include one son and two daughters of the union of Claude Thayer and Linda Hanson, Bret Thayer of West Plains, Julie Thayer of St. Louis and MSgt. Melissa Abbott of Minot, AFB, N.D.
He is also survived by a son and daughter of the union of Claude Thayer and Judy Luttrell, Tammy Bogue of New Richmand, Minn., and Claude Thayer Jr. of Emmetsburg, Iowa; two brothers, Larry Thayer of Northwood and Richard Thayer of Jewel, Iowa. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Rowson of Swalesdale.
Memorial services were held April 14 at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood, Iowa.. Burial followed in the South Shell Rock Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home of Northwood, Iowa.