John G. Thyer Sr., 64, of Bunker Hill, died at his residence on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:12 a.m. He was born on January 5, 1954, in Alton to Arthur Thyer Jr. and Charlotte (Welch) Thyer.
He married Cindy (Diestelhorst) Thyer on March 10, 1973 in Bunker Hill. He was an over the road car hauler and Principal Officer of Teamster Local 604. John enjoyed fishing with Terry, golfing with his boys, and racing super modified race cars.
He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Thyer of Bunker Hill; spouse, Cindy Thyer of Bunker Hill; children, Jodi (Joe) Potthast of Sorento, Richard (Emily) Thyer of Bunker Hill, Katie (John) Mirkovic of Oak Park, IL, Amanda (Steve) Moore of Staunton, Angie (J.R.) Santel of Bunker Hill, Julie (Shaun) Watson of Brighton, John (Allie) Thyer Jr. of Bunker Hill, and Nick (Jessica) Thyer of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Michaela, Ashlyn, Trent, Drew, Ava, Liam, Kyla, Roland, Clint, Clark, Ariana, Vivian, Blake, Luke, Jake, Addie Jane, Zoey, Alex, Carter, Braden, Betty, Addi Lynn, Frank, Claire, and a 26th grandchild expecting in January 2019; great granddaughter, Genevieve Hunter; 2nd great grandchild, Tyler Thomas expecting in November 2018; brother, Joe (Debbie) Thyer of Bunker Hill; sister in law, Peggy Thyer; and mother in law, Jane Diestelhorst.
John was preceded in death by his father and brother, Steve Thyer.
Visitation services will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. followed b memorial services. Memorials are suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association of the St. Louis Chapter. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.