Funeral Mass for Ryan Bayer, age 40 of Howells, was held Monday, January 13, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, with interment in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Ryan passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, after a three-year battle with brain cancer.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Bayer of Howells; children, RJ, Jestin, Jade and Reagan Bayer of Howells; his mother, Alice Bayer of Howells; siblings, Amy and Jody Wilkerson of Bennington, Beverly and Chad Villwok of Elkhorn, Rhonda and John Heller of Orange City, Iowa, Rick and Laura Bayer of Howells, Kimberly and John Wollenhaupt of Neola, Iowa; parents-in-law, Rick and Diane Cech of Howells; brothers-in-law, Ryan and Jackie Cech of Denton, Craig and Allison Cech of Johnstown, Colo., and Lance and Ashley Cech of Howells. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Richard; grandparents; and a niece, Gracie Heller.

Minnick Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.