Phyllis Mayer (1927 - 2014)

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Mayer, Phyllis A.

Phyllis A. Mayer, age 86, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Sunday August 17, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev John Steiner and Rev. William Menzel will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids and Thursday at church from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated to St. Vincent de Paul. Online condolences may be expressed at

Phyllis was born October 22, 1927 in the town of Carson, Portage County to John and Josephine (Zimmerman) Breit. She married Harvey Mayer on August 23, 1947 in Junction City. Phyllis was a homemaker, mother and babysitter. She suffered with kidney disease most of her life.

Phyllis was a charter member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, a member of the St. Vincent Women's' Club, Girl Scout Leader, took Communion to homebound and served funeral dinners for many years. Grandma Philly loved to water ski, play cards and make grandkids cookies - especially Scotch -a- Roos and banana bread.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 67 years Harvey Mayer, one son Jerome (Debby) Mayer of Plover; three daughters Colleen (Mike) Spencer of Plover, Laurie Broga of Wis. Rapids and Karen (Dan) Anderson of Holmen; eight grandchildren Genny (Chad) Trushenski, Krista (Andrew) Bradley, Matthew (Amy) Cummings, Jordan Spencer, Jeremy (Brittany) Spencer, Tyler Anderson, Steven Anderson and Lynsey Anderson; and six Great grandchildren Alayna, Landon, Lacie, Mazie, Kylie and Ty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Ruth, Eleanor and Olive; and five brothers Jack, David, Raymond and twins Norbert and Norman.

A special thank you to the Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center nursing staff and to the new friends made there, and to the caregivers at DAVITI.


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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 19, 2014
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