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St. Richard Catholic Church
Tuesday December 4th, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Resurrection

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Wednesday December 5th, 2018

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Rita A. Bayer

Rita A. Bayer, age 79, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.  She was born September 28, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Bernard and Catherine (Ronau) Mockensturm.  Rita was a 1957 graduate of Rogers High School and attended Whitney Vocational.

Rita worked 27 years as the fiscal officer for the Swanton Public Library, retiring in 2012.  She was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish and its Altar-Rosary Society.  She was also a member of the Maumee Eagles and Swanton  Senior Center.  Rita loved playing euchre and eating out.

Rita was the glue that held her family together.  She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by her loving children, Roberta (Edward) Price, Charles (Karen) Bayer, Jr., Brian (Lorrie) Bayer, and Douglas (Catherine) Bayer; 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Geri) Mockensturm and Paul Edward (Sue Ann) Mockensturm; sister, Elizabeth (Dave) Fleck and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, December 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Visitation will continue Wednesday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m.  A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass.  Interment at St. Richard's Cemetery will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton Pubic Library.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rita Bayer

Gretta Laskey Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Will always remember the fun times playing cards with Rita! She was fun loving and her children were so important to her. Rest in peace Rita. Love, Dan and Denise Harvey

Dan Harvey Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

I will miss you very much now you can walk with the Lord with no pain

Cousin Kathleen Ronau Stringham Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

We send our heartfelt condolences. Rita sponsored me while I attended the Adult Catholic class many years ago and became my Godmother when I was baptized. She was clearly the "rock" in her family and she will be greatly missed.

Janet Ritter Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rita Bayer

Michael Hallett and family Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

To Bayer family your mother will be missed . what a great person we knew your mom for many years . We uses to live next to your mom and dad on main st . i worked on the copier at the library she loved talking about her kids and grand kids . So sorry to hear . Marty and Mary Mosher Sr

Martin and Mary Mosher Sr Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to Rita's family. Was always fun time when out with Rita, she will be missed.

Sharon Dunn Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was sent on December 3, 2018

Brian and Lorrie, my dearest friends. Momma Bayer always treated me like one of her own. My heart hurts for you, yet it is joyful she is now at piece with Him. Love you guys so much! Mark Rupp and family.

Expression of Sympathy Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Rita was my sister-in-law for many years. I truly miss not staying in touch due to distance and many others reasons. She was a wonderful sister-in-law and friend. You are all in my thoughts.

Elaine (Bayer) Reimus Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

Rita was such a sweet and loving person! She always put her grandchild and great grandchildren first and I could always see how proud she was to be a grandma and great grandma. What a wonderful example she was. Im sure she will be missed for a very very long time. Rest In Peace Rita and my thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Sarah Robinson Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM

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