Mayer Walter John George Mayer, age 100, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Friday, April 5, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born June 18, 1912, on Scottslawn Road in Marysville to the late John and Mary Rausch Mayer. He was married to Ruth Ida Gerken on August 23, 1936, at St. John's Lutheran Church, by his father-in-law, Reverend August Gerken, and she preceded him in death on November 9, 2000. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters Frances Rausch, Frieda Geer, and Florentine Justice. Survivors include his children, Eugene (Ruth Ann) Mayer and Mary Mayer each of Marysville; two grandchildren, Tony (Caroline) Mayer, Marysville; and Kimberly (Bryan) Tauzer, Coral Springs, FL; six great-grandchildren, Abby and Paige Mayer and Adam, Anna, Nathan, and Sarah Tauzer; several nieces and nephews; his church family, and many friends and neighbors. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at MANNASMITH FUNERAL HOME, Marysville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church. Reverend Thomas Hackett and Reverend Jack Heino will officiate and burial will take place at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Organ Fund or The Lutheran Hour. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 6, 2013