Levinus “Red” Bayer, 77, Jasper

Levinus “Red” Bayer, 77, of Jasper, passed away at 12:06 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at home.

Red was born in St. Anthony on June 19, 1941, to Jacob and Bertha (Gundel) Bayer. He married Lucinda “Cindy” Merkley on November 15, 1975, in Jasper. She preceded him in death on April 16, 2010.

He retired from Uebelhor and Sons as a mechanic.

Red was a race car driver and mechanic, and enjoyed watching his sons and grandsons take over his thrill of the sport of racing.  For past time he worked on lawnmowers and loved going to shooting matches.  He loved getting together with family and friends to play skip-bo, dominos, and doing word find search puzzles.

Surviving are six daughters, Marla Wineinger (Terry), Dubois, Staci Hanselman (Mike), Ireland, Nicki Chandler (Brian), Santa Claus, Tara Seifert (Duane), Jasper, Tina O’Donnell (Dave), North Syracuse, New York, and Sandy Blair (Greg), Constantia, New York;  five sons, Jeff Merkley (Cheryl), Jasper, Kevin Bayer (Tara), Ireland, Brian Bayer (Kristy), Birdseye, Vanis Bayer (Kim), Jasper, and Scott Bayer (Leeann), Liverpool, New York, 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Bayer (Della) and Ronald Bayer (Betty); and two sisters, Matilda Sturgeon and Loretta Jean Underhill (Dencil). 

Preceding him in death beside his wife was one son, Steven Bayer; one granddaughter, Abby Beckman; four brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, Irvin, and Chester Bayer; and three sisters, Kathleen Crawford, Pauline Lane, and Ardella Pulley.

Funeral services for Levinus “Red” Bayer will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  Rev. Rodney Bayer will officiate.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation in Care of Abby’s Corner, the family wishes, or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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