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Bruce Bayer, 87

Bruce Bayer, 87, of River Falls and formerly of New Richmond, died on Thursday, April 17, at Comforts of Home in River Falls.

Bruce was born the son of Bill and Minnie Bayer on January 12, 1927 in Tuttle, N.D. He grew up there, and graduated from Tuttle High School. He joined the Merchant Marines, where he served two tours, then joined the Air Force for a tour. Bruce worked as design engineer for various computer and electronics companies. He was married to Frieda Heits in November of 1954 in Ohio. Bruce enjoyed fishing, playing cards and taking walks. He was a humanitarian who treated everyone fairly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Frieda Bayer; and brothers, Lyle, Clifford, Glen, and Dale Bayer. Bruce is survived by children, Patty Bayer and Michael Bayer; grandson, Carmichael Wirtz; sister, Lois Sedevie; and many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home, 805 E. Division Street, River Falls, Wis. Memorial visitation will also be Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lewis Cemetery in Frederic, Wis. at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.