Martin (Marty) Bruce Thayer, 56, of Naperville, Illinois passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2015 in a fatal motor vehicle accident. Born in Sacramento, California, to Bruce and Carol Thayer, he spent his post college years in both Ontario, Canada and Illinois.
After graduating from Wheaton College, Marty married Carolyn Derrenbacher and they recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Marty was very proud of all four of his children and son-in-law. He faithfully supported them through all their pursuits.
Marty’s sincere love for Jesus Christ and his family was consistently manifest through his care and love. He enjoyed spending time with the family in the North Woods of Wisconsin and appreciated being able to use his spare time for fishing and woodworking.
Marty is survived by his wife Carolyn; his eldest daughter Laura Evans, son-in-law Jeff Evans, and grandson Josiah Evans of Xenia, Ohio; his son Evan Thayer of Indianapolis, Indiana; his son Forrest and his daughter Anna of Naperville; his mother Carol Nielsen and her husband of Silverton, Oregon; and his sister Suzanne Luiken and family of Anchorage, Alaska.
Marty’s life and legacy will be honored at a memorial service at Harvest New Beginnings Church 5315 Douglas Rd. in Oswego, Illinois on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in support of the Thayer family may be made to: Martin Thayer Family Memorial Fund. The family can be reached at: The Martin Thayer Family@outlook.com.
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