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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Richard Thayer

Richard A Thayer

Sunday, February 14th, 1943 - Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Richard A. Thayer, 76, Bloomington, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his home. Richard was born February 14, 1943 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Richard Caleb and P. Madge (McGuire) Thayer.

Richard was a United States Air Force veteran and a retired aircraft mechanic and inspector, he had worked at Nashville, TN Flying Service, Ralph Rogers Aviation and Cook Aviation. Richard was a Boy Scout Leader, Member of the Monroe County Fair Board, member and past president of Stonebelt Rabbit Club and Girl Scout Board of Directors. Richard enjoyed Indiana University Basketball and a Bob Knight Fan and enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann (Thurman) Thayer; daughters, Frances Arleen Thayer of Bloomington, IN and Christine Diana Thayer-Arthur of Indianapolis, IN; son, Harrison Lee Thayer of Bloomington, IN; brothers, Jeff and Roger Thayer; Sisters, Sue Foster, Carol and Cindy Thayer; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, Indiana with Rev. Les Rovenstine officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday .

Private graveside services will be held on Monday at Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Monroe County Honor Guard providing Military Services.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Valhalla Memory Gardens
    310 N. Johnson Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private Graveside Services on Monday.


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Posted at 12:36pm
From the Foster's, Barb's Family, Carol Thayer, Roger Thayer, Cindy Thayer and Jeff. Rest in Peace Richard.
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Dee Alluson

Posted at 05:00pm
When our children were young we brought them over to your farm and they picked apples and Richard showed them how to make apple cider. He was a good man and we will miss him dearly.
Fuzzy and Dee Allison

Mark Kinkead

Posted at 05:10pm
So sorry to hear about Richard's passing. He taught me so much about maintenance and food and fun. I remember when I first met him at Rogers Group, I knew almost nothing about "anything" and Richard taught me a lot of things...most of them with his great sense of humor and me not knowing until to late I was about to learn something about maintenance or life :-) Richard also introduced me to many new food experiences. I enjoyed growing in my knowledge of Aviation, under RIchard's instruction and humor. He was gracious enough to join me at Cook Aviation, and we spent many years together working for Bob Harbstreit and Bill Cook...I am honored to have known Richard, and I am a better person because Richard was in my life as a friend and co-worker. You will be missed.

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