Alvina M. Bayer
Alvina M. Bayer, age 97, of Elrosa and Lake Miltona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Father Peter Kirchner presiding.
Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.
Alvina Mary Essler was born June 27, 1919, in Padua, the daughter of Joseph and Theresia (Derschel) Essler. On Nov. 25, 1941, Alvina was united in marriage to Edmund Matthew Bayer in St. Anthony Catholic Church of Padua, and made their home in Elrosa. Alvina was the proud mother to six children and she also worked with her husband at Skeeter’s Bar in Elrosa until 1977. Soon after retirement, Alvina and Edmund moved to Lake Miltona in Leaf Valley Township, Douglas County. Pine Villa Care Center became her home in 2014.