In loving memory of

Marvin Lynn Thayer
November 18, 1947 - November 12, 2020

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Marvin Thayer, 72 of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs on November 12, 2020. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson, IA with Pastor Michael Slininger officiating. VISITATION will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in the Carson Cemetery. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson is caring for Marvin and his family.

Memorials: directed to the family

Marvin was born on November 18, 1947 in Hamburg, Iowa, a son of Isaac and Ola (Pope) Thayer. In May of 1965, he graduated from High School in Fairfax, Missouri. On July 20, 1967, Marvin accepted the call to Military Service and inducted into the Army of the United States for service to Vietnam as a Transportation Operator. His employment included EXCEL Corp; D&L/Romech; American Games, and most recently a School Bus monitor with First Student Transportation.

Marvin's first marriage was to Wanda Lou (Million), Mother of Tammy, Matt, and Kelly; Second Marriage Belinda (Goos), mother of Chad; and third Marriage Mona (Snapp). On May 22, 2015, Marvin married his current wife Tanya (Donney).

As a little boy, he had a calf named stallion, which he rode like a horse around the farm. Marvin really enjoyed working hard every day and was an avid Pop Can Collector. Marvin enjoyed fishing, Gardening, especially growing huge tomatoes. Towards the end, Marvin was a man of faith and prayer and loved spending more time with his family.

Preceding Marvin in death, his parents Isaac and Ola; son Chad Thayer; Brothers John and Douglas Thayer; Sisters Helen Thayer and Hope Elaine Wynes.

Marvin is survived by his wife Tanya (Donney); daughter, Tammy Hansen of Atlantic, IA and grandchildren, Reo Croson, Allyson, Zoe Hansen, and Diamond Rae; son Matt & Shawn (Gilbert) Thayer of Council Bluffs, IA; grandchildren, Brandon & Haleigh Thayer; son Kelly & Melissa (Austin) Thayer of Minden, IA and grandchildren, Torie & Becca Thayer; sister Lola Mae (Thayer) & Gary Sons of Shenandoah, IA. In-laws, Terry (Donney) Brokman of Council Bluffs; Tim Donney & Jackie (Degerpont) of Pennsylvania; Tam Donney of Council Bluffs; Tom Donney & Patty (Herbert) of Sturgis, SD; Thad Donney & Teresa (Jones) and Lynette (Byron) Maynes of Carson IA; many nieces and nephews and other relatives; and a host of friends.


Suzanne kirby wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Boo and family so sorry for your loss. Marv was a wonderful man, he is in a better place. My condolences to you all."

Liz Martin wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"Boo and family, Im sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful funny man. I wont forget the many times I was feeling down how he always made me laugh and smile."

Steven walker wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"Boo and family i am sorry the loss of a special guy marvin was a great person to be around i miss seeing him every day and always asking me ho my weekend was i will miss our dominos playing marvin will be in my heart forever"

Mary & Ed Osborn wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"Boo and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the entire family."

Kim Mitchell wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"Boo and family, I\'m sorry for your loss. I won\'t forget sitting outside on the bench with Marvin and how good he was with driver\'s or monitor\'s kids. He will be grately missed. "

Aunt Jeanne wrote on Nov 13, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy to you Matt and Kelly. I don?t know if you remember, but the vacation our families took together to Branson, Missouri is one I always remember! Lots of laughter with Marvin as he told his jokes or stories! Also, so grateful for the many Christmas gatherings we shared with him and my sister and their family. His gardens were always amazing producing excellent tomatoes. Matt, Kelly, and Tammy, your dad will always be with you. His wit, joy of gardening, and love of fishing are part of you. "