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Bryan Duncan Thayer

February 21, 1952 ~ August 26, 2016 (age 64)
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Message from Jeff Wilson
October 11, 2016 3:55 PM

I will always cherish the time I worked with and fellowship with this wonderful brother in the Lord. He taught me how to be compassionate to those who needed our services and taught me the technical skills to teach life skills to others. While not often enough, I loved when he would pass me in the hall and say, 'we need to have a Coke break.' It meant we would leave the challenges of work for a few minutes and talk about the goodness of God and life in general. Thank you Bryan for being used of God by investing in my life. I can truly say you earned the reputation to say has Paul did, 'follow me as I follow Christ.' I can only imagine the glory you are enjoying now and look forward to another 'coke' break for all eternity with you.
Message from sue jensen
September 12, 2016 2:24 PM

So sorry to hear of Bryan's passing to all of the Thayer family. I was blessed to have known him.
Message from Julie Arnold
September 10, 2016 7:51 PM

Dear Thayer Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed hearing about Bryan and Marcia's ministry in Bolivia. He was such a sweet and godly man! He will be greatly missed, until we are all together again in heaven.
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A candle was lit by Julie Arnold on September 10, 2016 7:41 PM
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A candle was lit by Calvin and Nancy Nikkel on September 9, 2016 8:16 PM
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A candle was lit by Marilyn Williams on September 9, 2016 5:36 PM
Message from Justina Terlouw
September 9, 2016 3:55 PM

Bryan was a very caring person and always had a smile and friendly hello. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, a great man left this world and now is in a greater world! Blessings!
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A candle was lit by Justina Terlouw on September 9, 2016 3:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Teresa and Larry Dhondt on September 9, 2016 12:37 PM
Message from Teresa and Larry Dhondt
September 9, 2016 12:31 PM

So sorry for your loss! He was a very nice and caring man to all!
Message from Diane Maltby
September 9, 2016 12:27 PM

Dearest friends, sadden to receive this message from Merlene. I
have many memories of joy thinking of Bryan and all his family.
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A candle was lit by Annette Spears on September 9, 2016 9:01 AM
Message from Nerida Plain
September 9, 2016 2:49 AM

I remember the time he was in Australia teaching us in Bowral. Many happy memories from choir practice that he always managed to make fun. So sad to hear of his passing, and my condolences to those he left behind.
Message from Robert L Schultz
September 8, 2016 11:26 PM

September 8, 2016

I just learned of Brian's promotion to glory this evening. There are no words to express our sadness at the loss you must feel and yet Brian no longer suffers and that must be of some relief for you. Knowing that He sees his Savior face to face is a blessing we cannot even comprehend.

I just want you to know on Liz and my behalf that we were so grateful for Brian's concern for our Daniel's care while he was at Progress Industries. Daniel is no longer in a group home but in a Host Home in Urbandale and is doing very well.

Our prayers are with you and your family in these difficult days of temporary separation. But, we know that we will all be reunited one day in Glory to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bob and Liz Schultz
Polk City, Iowa
Message from Linda Foskey
September 8, 2016 9:29 PM

Always remembered as the teacher who let us be kids in the Music Room at Bowral High School in Australia. He taught us 'Country Roads' and 'Sounds of Silence' for the choir ... the words I still remember so vividly.

Take him home ... down country roads, to the place where he belongs ... beside his beloved family and with God.

Linda Foskey (Year 8, 1975)
Message from Emily and Stella Foval
September 8, 2016 5:18 PM

Dear Marcia and kids,

I just want to say what a wonderful husband, father, and friend Bryan was. During times of trial and celebration, especially after my accident, he was such an inspiration to me and always a true friend. He was a Christ-follower that walked the walk and talked the talk, and really helped lead me back to a relationship with our Father. I will selfishly miss him on earth, but hope to one day reunite with him in Heaven. May He comfort you all as you mourn the loss of your husband, your Dad, your Grandpa and our friend Bryan. We loved him so very much and I just wanted you to know that he made a huge impact on my heart and soul. I wish we could travel to Iowa to celebrate his life with you all, but unfortunately I don't have enough leave in my new job to come home. I will be praying for you and thinking of you. Love, Emily and Stella
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