Phil C. Thyer (1949 - 2016)


INDEPENDENCE – Phillip C. Thyer, 67 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born on June 19, 1949, the son of Frank R. and Donna Mae (Schroeder) Thyer. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Jan. 21, 1973, he and the former Carol Lynn Fober were married in Waverly, Iowa. Mr. Thyer was the owner and operator of the Silvan Learning Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He retired in 2015.
Mr. Thyer is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol; a son, Ryan (Jennifer) Thyer of Waterloo, a daughter, Holly (Clay) Schulte of Walker, Iowa; and five grandchildren: Austin, Courtney, Noah, Gillian, and Gradyn. He is also survived by his father and step mother, Frank and Frances Thyer of Fayette, Iowa, and a sister, Debbie (Rollyn) Schroeder of Oelwein, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step father, Donna and Richard Guenther.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Mark Morehouse officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 25 to Sept. 3, 2016
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