Russell ‘Bucky’ Bayer, 87
June 3, 1927 -- Feb. 16, 2015

Russell “Bucky” Bayer, 87, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in his home with his wife.

He was born on June 3, 1927, in Hartford to John and Lillian (nee Klink) Bayer.

Russell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; children Steve (Kathy), Janice (Paul) Schlinsky; grandchildren Scott, Sonya (Ryan) Herrick, Kurt, Dean (Jennilee) and Jennifer Schlinsky; five great-grandchildren; siblings Doris Hefter, Richard Bayer; sisters-in-law Clara Mae Bayer, Dolores Fedorowicz. Further survived by nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Gilbert and in-laws.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 200 E Washington St. Slinger, on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will follow at New St Peter’s Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to St. Peter Catholic Church.

A special thank you to caregiver and friend Jamie Cena, Ally Hospice, caregivers at the Pavilion, David Morbeck owner of ComForcare, friends and neighbors.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 262-338-2050 /