James H. Bayer
January 14, 1941 - February 1, 2019
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 2/7, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 2/7, 6:00 pm

James “Jim” Herbert Bayer, age 78, passed away on February 1, 2019. Son of the late Catherine and Herbert Bayer, Jim attended St. Mary H.S., Menasha and played on the championship-winning basketball team. He met his future wife, Jeanette, at Lawrence University, and they started their family at the edge of the campus, nestled near…

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Ann (Bayer) Hoerning left a message on February 7, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and cousin too. Our family reunions were such a lot of fun down there on the Fox. Getting to catch up with our cousins especially you Connie and Ellen. I apologize I couldn’t make it to the Funeral Home with the weather the way it is now and Gary’s also working. Love you and take care.
Mark Petershack left a message on February 5, 2019:
Gina, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your father sounded like a wonderful man, husband and father. Your Father, you and your family are in our prayers.
Robert McNamara left a message on February 5, 2019:
Jim was a remarkable person. I always admired him for his entrepreneurship; he began collecting coins while he was still in high school, and within a few years had developed his hobby into a successful business by which he could support his family and eventually. His intelligence, ability to memorize and his work ethic insured his success. Most importantly, he enjoyed his work.
Jim also loved to have a good time: golfing and playing cards, where his ability to memorize and strategize more often than not made him a winner. In his younger years, he also liked seeing new places and staying in “nice” places; Miami Beach, the Florida Keys with snorkeling and scuba in the '60's. Camping in a tent was not Jim’s style. But the cabin up north was a welcome retreat.
Lois and I lived with Jim and Jeanette during our first year of marriage. When Jeanette attended classes, Lois babysat Jeannie and Michelle, who was born that year. The modest rent we paid them was hardly equal to the benefit we received so that Lois was able to finish her degree at Lawrence. We have always appreciated their generosity. But Jim and Jeanette have always been generous people.
Barb Stadler (Bayer) left a message on February 4, 2019:
My sincere condolences. So very sorry for your loss. I too will always remember the July 4th family reunions that Jim and Jeanette hosted. Miss them sooo much. It was always a great time catching up with our family.

Love to all of you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
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