Elaine D. Thayer

PARK RAPIDS – Funeral services for Elaine D. Thayer, 75, of Park Rapids, Minn., formerly of Truman, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, Minn.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Truman, Minn.

A reception will follow the burial services at the Truman Community Center.

Elaine died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Area Health Services in Park Rapids, Minn.

Elaine was born April 16, 1938, in Truman, Minn., to Tyler and Hazel (Dorothy) Williams. She grew up there and attended Truman High School. She married William R. Thayer on Feb. 12, 1955, in Truman, Minn. She was a homemaker and together they farmed in Truman. She later moved to Park Rapids, where she lived for the past 25 years. She was a former member of the Church of Christ Church in Truman, Minn., and also attended Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids. She was a kind person who always saw the good in everyone.

She is survived by her sons, Allen Thayer of Indianola, Iowa, and Roger (Joanne) Thayer of Trimont, Minn.; a daughter, Kimberly (Mike Pham) Thayer of Tustin, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Betty (Melvin) King of Windom, Minn., and Joan (Lawrence) Krenz of Redwood Falls, Minn.; brothers, Tyler (Betty) Williams of Dunnell, Minn., Dale (Geneva) Williams of Mansfield, Ohio, Dean (Sandy) Williams of Renville, Minn., and Marvin Williams of Marshall, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Tyler Williams; husband, William R. Thayer; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Charlie Malmanger; and sister-in-law, Ann Williams.

Friends may leave online condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com

For more information, call Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, Minn., at (218) 732-7264.