Lawrence Bayer

1/22/2014

Lawrence Phillip Bayer, 89, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2014, at The Lakes Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

Lawrence Phillip Bayer, 89, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2014, at The Lakes Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

He was born July 1, 1924, in Willowdale, to Nickolas and Catherine Becker Bayer.

A Garden City resident since 1948, Mr. Bayer was a carpet layer for 32 years. He owned the Carpet Gallery for 15 years.

On April 20, 1948, he married Marcella Henning in Willowdale. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Gilbert Bayer of Piedmont, Okla., Michael Bayer of San Diego, and Ted Bayer of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Helen Gehlen of Colwich, and Pauline Hahn of Garden City; two brothers, Henry Bayer of Satanta, and Leo Bayer of Carbondale, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Education Endowment, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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