James “Jim” Thayer, age 83, of Attica, Michigan, died Monday, April 29, 2024 at Stonegate Health Campus of Lapeer, MI. James Delos Thayer was born July 17, 1940 in Lapeer, MI. He is the son of the late Delos and the late Helen (Sammons) Thayer. Jim grew up and lived his entire life in the Lapeer and Attica, MI areas. He is a graduate of Lapeer High School, Class of 1958. He married Elaine Stern Hillman on January 11, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was employed in the Camshaft Department as a Lathe Operator for the General Motors Engine Plant in Flint, MI for 30 years before retiring in 1990.

Jim was a former member of the Imlay City Eagles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casinos in Canada, and working on his yard.

He is survived by: his wife, Elaine Thayer of Attica, MI; sons, Richard (Danielle) Thayer of Goodrich, MI and Randall (Marsha) Thayer of Tennessee; and his step-daughter: Jacqueline (Donald) Meyer of Portage, MI. He is also survived by: his grandchildren, Nick, Sydney, Leah, James, Sarah, Rachael, and Hannah; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by: his parents, Delos and Helen Thayer; and sisters, Janet Leslie and Joan Tiffany.

The funeral will be held 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

The family will be available for visitation 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4th at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay City, MI 48444.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City. Please be sure to sign our online register at www.muirbrothersfh.com to share condolences and memories with the Thayer family.