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Elsie D. Bayer

July 8, 1925 — December 20, 2019

Elsie Bayer, 94, of Howells passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Memorials can be directed towards the Howells Community Fund or the Howells Community Catholic School.

Elsie Delores Bayer was born on July 8, 1925 near Leigh to John and Lydia (Sayer) Specht. Elsie married Ralph Bayer on February 4, 1947 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Elsie enjoyed life on the farm, and took her duties to heart, and loved her family above all else. She loved being in the kitchen, cooking and baking (her favorites being bread and kolaches) for her family after a hard day’s work. She tended to her large garden every summer and every harvest began canning her crops. She always looked forward to winter, which was family butchering time, as she loved being the “official” meat wrapper. After Elsie moved to Cottonwood Place in Columbus it was a chance for her to make all new friends, whom she treasured dearly. While at Cottonwood she loved chatting with her new friends, playing cards, and bingo, she even joined their bell choir. In her younger years, Elsie was avidly involved with the Christian Mothers, played in the Pinochle Club, and was also a member of the Birthday Club.

Elsie is survived by her children: Robert (Carol) Bayer of Howells, Connie (Brian) Bean of Joplin, MO, Marilyn (Mike) Kluthe of North Platte, NE, and Donna (Sam) Christensen of Columbus, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph in 2003, son Daniel in 1992; brother Ralph (Blanche) Specht; and sister Pearl (Albert) Vasina.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, December 23, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

112 6th Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Rosary

Monday, December 23, 2019

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

112 6th Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Additional Viewing

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

112 6th Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

112 6th Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Burial

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery

, Howells, NE 68641

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Funeral Lunch

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Howells Catholic Social Hall

312 South 2nd Street, Howells, NE 68641

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