January 30, 1930 - September 11, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial for Rosalee Ann (Fuhrman) Bayer, age 89, of Muenster was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Rosalee, born January 20, 1930, to Henry J. and Elsie (Flusche) Fuhrman , passed away at the age of 89 on September 11, 2019 at Wheeler Place Gainesville Texas with family by her side. Funeral Service was held Saturday September 14, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. She was born at Gainesville Hospital and spent her early childhood years in Lindsay Texas on the family farm. Henry relocated the family to Muenster Texas after the family farm was purchased by the government since land was needed to build Camp Howes. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated in 1948. She married the love of her life Robert Joseph Bayer on May 7th 1953 and with him raised 7 children. She taught her children by example the importance of faith, dedication to family, hard work, honesty, grace, and a good dose of humor. Though her last two years of life were filled with failing health and several visits to the hospital Rosalee maintained that beautiful smile, her sharp sense of humor and grace. She always said “Thank You” with a smile and a shared lot’s of “Amens” to all who visited. The staff at Wheeler Place loved their “Rosie”. She was their Sunshine and a surrogate grandmother to many of the young nurses and aides. At one visit to the hospital we remember holding and rubbing her hands as she lay asleep. Her hands were soft and warm. We began thinking about what these hands represented and what they have touched over the last 89 years. In her youth her hands picked cotton and corn, fed chickens and cooked family meals. As an adult they held her husbands’ hands in marriage. They held Robert hands as they danced the night away at the VFW hall. They comforted him through sickness and held him with love until his passing. They held and loved seven children, 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren (with one on the way). These hands loved to fish, to ride horses, play dominos and many late into the night card games. These hands made the best fried chicken and mashed potatoes. The chicken was sooo good that Robert had no problem getting high school boys to work on the farm hauling hay. These hands sewed beautiful clothing for her daughters and lovely wedding gowns and bridal dresses. These hands went to cosmetology school. Many local ladies had their hair cut and styled at Angies by Rosalee. These hands created beautiful needlepoint art that she gave as Christmas gifts to her children. They loved writing long letters to her out of town family and friends. These hands took pen in hand to continue the work as Cooke County Commissioner. These hands represented a life well spent. She is survived by her children Carl Bayer and daughter in law Sandra, daughter Carolyn Lawrence, daughter Dolly Owen and son in law Harold, daughter Betty Cole, son Allen Bayer and daughter in law Christy, son Henry (Hank) Bayer and daughter Susan Lancaster, brothers Gerald and Alvin Fuhrman and sister in law Gracie Fuhrman, Grandchildren Jeremy Owen, Wendy Olivares, Travis Bayer, Ryan and Bryant Cole, Trey and Trevor Lancaster, Anthony Bayer, Robert, Rosalee, Mary Helen , Roman, Sam and Seth Bayer and seven great grandchildren Morgan and Malanah Owen, Krista Bayer, Aurora and Edie Olivaries, Dominic Cole, Ryan Owen, with baby Lancaster on the way. Rosalee was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Elsie, sister Elizabeth Mary (Elsie) and brother in law Gilbert Endres, sister Coralee Pulte and brother in law Robert Pulte, brother Bill Fuhrman and sister in law Kay Fuhrman, sister in law Carolyn Fuhrman, nephews Don Pulte and Gene Fuhrman and grandson Mark Joseph Bayer. We will greatly miss our sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend. She loved us well. She taught important life lessons that we will continue to share with our children and grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial for Rosalee Ann (Fuhrman) Bayer, age 89, of Muenster was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil was held at Sacred... View Obituary & Service Information
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