Ruth Ann Bier

June 25th, 1927 to August 11th, 2017

Ruth Ann Bier, 90, of St. Clair Township, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Blue Water Hospice Home.

She was born June 25, 1927 in Ironwood, Michigan to the late William and Mary Pollari. She married William Bier on June 10, 1948 in Ironwood. They were married 66 years before his death on November 26, 2014.

Mrs. Bier was a “Rosie the Riveter,” working at the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft facility during World War II. She was active in the community, serving on the Marysville School Board, the Marysville Women’s Club, as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and was a member of Marysville United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a proud “Yooper” and loved cross country skiing and being outdoors. She also enjoyed water color painting, reading and gardening.

She is survived by five children, Robert Bier of Garberville, California, Joanne (Michael) Wesch of Marysville, James (Lea) Bier of St. Clair, Pati (Michael) Fritz of St. Helen, and Diane (Craig) Holmes of Brighton; seven grandchildren, Kristopher (Marie) Rowe of Indian Trails, North Carolina, Lisa (Brady) Tieman of Plainfield, Illinois, Matthew (Melissa) Bier of Stamford, Connecticut, Tim (Emily) Wesch of Chicago, Illinois, Kaylee (Sgt. Ed) Gerrow of Marysville, Marisa (Brandon) McNamee of Fort Gratiot, and Alex (Meghan Flynn) Bier of Tacoma Park, Maryland; great grandchildren, Colin and Brian Tieman, Brendan Rowe, Logan Bier, Rory McNamee, Eva Wesch, Eddie (Alicia) Gerrow, Emily Gerrow, and Parker and Hayden Gerrow; and a sister-in-law, Betty Sodders. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Wesch; a brother, Robert Pollari; a sister, Mary Margret Pollari; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Hoogenveen.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Marysville United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barbara Welbaum will officiate.

Inurnment will be in the Riverlawn Cemetery Columbarium, Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville United Methodist Church, the St. Clair County Library Marysville Branch, or the Blue Water Hospice Home.

Arrangements are by Marysville Funeral Home.

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