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Clarence Leslie Thayer Obituary

Clarence ThayerClarence Leslie Thayer, 77, passed away surrounded by his family in Dallas Center on Saturday, June 6, 2020. He is finally at peace with his beloved wife, Catherine Ann. Private services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, June 12, 2020, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee. The service will be live-streamed on the Iles website. Go to IlesCares.com at 10:15 a.m. Friday and scroll to the bottom of Clarence’s obituary to click on the link to join the service. Burial will follow at Beaver Catholic Cemetery near Granger, Iowa.

Clarence was born June 19, 1942, in New Hampton, Iowa, to Merle and Florence (Wittenburg) Thayer. He married Catherine Ann Mellick on June 20, 1964 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Waukon, Iowa. They made their home in Cedar Rapids where their six children were born. Clarence was transferred to Des Moines and they raised their family in the Des Moines/Granger area. Clarence was a mechanic for the US Postal Service for 25 years, retiring in 2008. He was a past union president for the UAW in Cedar Rapids and a Union Steward for the US Postal Service in Des Moines.

Clarence enjoyed reading, fishing, bird watching, and traveling. He will be remembered for making people laugh and his orneriness.

Clarence is survived by his two sons, David (Noelle) Thayer of Des Moines, Iowa and James (Jacki) Thayer of Norwalk, Iowa; four daughters, Ann (Doug) Beavers of Dallas Center, Iowa, Mary (Dave) Steim of Ankeny, Iowa, Diane (Scott) Kruse of Dallas Center, Iowa, and Sue (Trevor) Wulf of Hudson, Iowa; 16 grandchildren, sister, Donna (Don) Tjaden of Iowa City, Iowa; and brother, Don (Su) Thayer of Iowa City, Iowa and his twin brother Clair Thayer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Catherine Ann and two brothers Merle "Bud" Thayer and William “Bill” Thayer.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm Thursday, June 11, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to MercyOne Hospice or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

via IlesCares.com


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Very sorry for your loss Mike, prayers and condolences from Indy!

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