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Patricia A. Bayer, 76, of Peshtigo, passed away July 30, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Ctr. in Green Bay. Born March 22, 1941 daughter of the late John and Esther (Magee) McDermott, she married Joseph J. Bayer September 17, 1960 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Klondike. Joseph preceded her in death August 22, 2006. Patricia was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society and the church choir. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and being a 4-H leader. Patricia and her husband owned and operated the Stephenson Motel for 10 years and she also worked at Culver's.
Patricia is survived by, 2 sons, Joseph P. (Sandy) Bayer of Peshtigo, Travis Bayer of Marinette (special friend Marites) 4 daughters, Sara (Tom) Van Beek, Lisa (Bill) Drees, Dona (Tim) Thill all of Peshtigo, and Tina (Kevin) Ahrens of Alpharetta, GA; her grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Van Beek-King (Dr. Ray King); Dr. Jennifer (Justin) Hofer; Jocelyn (Lee) Rankinen; Jordan Van Beek (special friend Caitlin); Alyssa & Laura Ahrens; Zack & Mack Drees; Jacob & Joshua Bayer; Aaron & Kayla Drifka; Chelsey (Andrew) Menard; Ryan & Kaitlyn Thill and 6 great grandchildren. Also survived by, a sister, Janet (Jim) Belongia of Oconto.
Along with her parents and her husband, Joseph, she was preceded in death by a brother, John (Chuckie) McDermott.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo from 9:00 am until Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am with Father Jess Berdol and Father John Harper concelebrating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.
Patricia A. Bayer
Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home