Funeral mass for Ryan Bayer age 40 of Howells, NE will be on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, NE. Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow at the Howells Ballroom. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 3:30 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, NE. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to service time. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisting with the arrangements.
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Ryan passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, NE after a three year battle with brain cancer.
Ryan Richard Bayer was born on December 30, 1979 at Schuyler, NE to Richard and Alice (Brester) Bayer. He attended Howells Community Catholic School and graduated from Howells High School in 1998. He obtained his Farm and Ranch Management Degree from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE. After graduation he began working for Producers Hybrids in Battle Creek, NE.
On June 30, 2001, he was united in marriage to Jamie Cech at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The couple lived in Battle Creek until 2004, when they moved to a farm north of Howells. Ryan was engaged in farming while working for Producers Hybrids and in 2009 he became a partner in Summit Ag and helped grow their West Point and Norfolk offices.
Ryan was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he began teaching CCD classes, and was a 3rd Degree Member of Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council #5439. Ryan loved farming and was always working to make improvements on the farm, by attending meetings and conferences to learn new methods. He worked hard to take care of his family. Ryan loved spending time with Jamie and his children, especially attending all of their activities.
Wife-Jamie Bayer of Howells, NE
Children- RJ, Jestin, Jade, and Reagan Bayer of Howells, NE
Mother- Alice Bayer of Howells, NE
Siblings- Amy and Jody Wilkerson of Bennington, NE
Beverly and Chad Villwok of Elkhorn, NE
Rhonda and John Heller of Orange City, IA
Rick and Laura Bayer of Howells, NE
Kimberly and John Wollenhaupt of Neola, IA
Parents-in-law-Rick and Diane Cech of Howells, NE
Brothers-in-law-Ryan and Jackie Cech of Denton, NE
Craig and Allison Cech of Johnstown, CO
Lance and Ashley Cech of Howells, NE
Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Ryan was preceded in death by his father-Richard, grandparents, and a niece-Gracie Heller.