Curtis "Curt" R. Thayer


Birth: December 11th, 1927
Death: September 15th, 2018
Age: 90 years
Residence:Freeland, MI
Survived By: Curt is survived by his four children Cathryn Compton Thayer of Denver, CO, Kristine Thayer of Sacramento, CA, Art (Jackie) Thayer of Freeland, Karen (Thomas) Kress of Herndon, VA and his eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Affiliations: Freeland United Methodist Church

Thayer, Curtis R. “Curt”

Freeland, Michigan

 Passed away Saturday morning September 15, 2018 at the Great Lakes Rehabilitation Center, Saginaw after a lengthy illness at the age of 90 years. Curt was born December 11, 1927 in Saginaw, MI to the late Ross A. and Agnes M. (Compton) Thayer and he has resided in this area all of his life. Curt was a lifetime farmer, a proud centennial farm owner and a retired Dow Corning employee. He was loved by many, respected by many, and served many people in need. Throughout his life, he was active in many organizations including the Freeland United Methodist Church, Saginaw Community Foundation, Saginaw Rescue Mission, Midland County Historical Society, Boy Scouts of America, Farm Bureau, and the Michigan Soybean Association of which he served for many years as the president. Family and friends will remember Curt as a generous person, who loved to talk to people and was always good for a hug. On February 21, 1948 Curt married Donna R. Hanneman, she predeceased him on September 7, 2008. Curt is survived by his four children Cathryn Compton Thayer of Denver, CO, Kristine Thayer of Sacramento, CA, Art (Jackie) Thayer of Freeland, Karen (Thomas) Kress of Herndon, VA and his eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A daughter; Linda Thayer predeceased Curt.

 A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 22, 2018 at the Freeland United Methodist Church. Rev. Kayla Roosa will officiate. Per Curt’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Freeland United Methodist Church, Saginaw Community Foundation, Curt and Donna Thayer Fund, the Midland County Historical Society or the donor’s favorite charity.



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