Rodger E. Thayer, age 76, of Prior Lake, MN (formerly of Pharr, TX), passed away unexpectedly on November 11, 2021 at New Perspectives, Prior Lake with his loving service dog Lily by his side. Rodger will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Rodger Ernest Thayer was born on April 12, 1945 to Fred and Gertrude (Brandt) Thayer. He met the love of his life, Ursula Ebert, while serving in the Army in Germany, and they were united in marriage soon after. Together, they were blessed with three boys and raised a family in Bloomington, MN. After working various jobs as a carpenter throughout his life, Rodger retired in Pharr, TX, where he made many friends. Rodger loved building models and wood working.
He will be greatly missed by his three boys; Larry (Mari) Thayer, Steven (Lori) Thayer, and Mark (Keri) Thayer; grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Ashley (Tony) Swenson, Austin, Arin, Hailee, Connor, and Ethan; sister, Debbie (Ken) Colmark; nephew, Chris (Tina) Colmark; great niece and nephews, Axel and Rachel; and other loving family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ursula; parents; and brother, Charles Thayer.
To honor Rodger’s 40 years of service to our country; donations are preferred and will given to a veteran’s charity in Rodger’s namePrint Obituary & Condolences