Glenn Roberts Thayer Jr. was born to Ruth Elizabeth and Glenn Roberts Thayer Sr. in Ft Wayne, Indiana on May 20, 1949. He was their second child with an older sister named Drue. At the age of twelve, he and his family moved to Defiance, Ohio where his father was the general manager and chief engineer for WONW Radio Station. He graduated from Defiance High School in 1967, and enrolled in Case Tech/Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio to study engineering.
During the course of his studies, he made the momentous decision to become an optometric physician. So, after two years at Case Tech, he attended a year at Bowling Green State University to prepare for this change. He went on to the Professional College of Optometry at the Ohio State University in 1970. Of course, during these years, I had the privilege of meeting Glenn at his father's radio station where I served at a job during the summer of 1969. Our relationship blossomed and we became engaged in May of 1970.
While at Ohio State during that first year of professional studies, we both made a public profession of our faith in Jesus Christ. This was to change not only our relationship with God but our relationship with each other. In August of 1971, we married with the Lord at the center of our lives.
Through all the years we have had together, I have seen in him a gentle spirit, a quiet thinker, an avid Ohio State Fan, a faithful husband, a wonderful dad and above all a devoted Christ follower. His provision for me and for our four children was a sacrifice and labor of love. For twenty-one years, he afforded me the privilege of being able to stay at home to raise our children and teach them in our home school. I now work side by side with him in his practice as I have done throughout the years off and on. It is wonderful to be together as we minister to others. For Glenn, his work is also his ministry. He gives of his time, and efforts to help others to have better vision all in the name of Jesus Christ the Great Physician. Here are a few of the many pictures I treasure the most.
|Avid Ohio State Fan|
|Devoted son and brother|
|Great husband and father|
|Indy Car Driver (as a gift for Christmas)|