Alvina Bayer, 97 formerly of Elrosa and Lake Miltona June 27, 1919 - Feb. 4, 2017 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa for Alvina Bayer who died Feb. 4, 2017 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Sat., Feb. 18th at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Alvina Mary Essler was born June 27, 1919 in Padua, Minnesota, the daughter of Joseph and Theresia (Derschell) Essler. On November 25, 1941, Alvina married Edmund Matthew Bayer in St. Anthony Catholic Church of Padua, Minnesota and made their home in Elrosa. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Skeeter's Bar in Elrosa until 1977. Upon retirement, they made their home on Lake Miltona, Douglas County, MN. Survivors include: children, Bob (Marcia) of Elrosa, Jim (Susan) of Belgrade, Deb (Dan) Haskamp of St. Cloud, Pam (Bob, Jr.) Imdieke of Big Lake, and Bruce (Peggy) of Paynesville; daughter-in-law, Delores Bayer of Brooten; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Delores Schmidt of Elrosa. Alvina was preceded in death by husband, Edmund "Skeeter"; son, Allen; parents, Joseph and Theresia Essler: 1 brother and 1 sister.
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